FMG Client Named Nation's Top Employment Team


AGCO Corporation, a long-time FMG client, won the “Top Employment Team” award at the Association of Corporate Counsel/International Global Counsel Awards in New York City on Thursday, June 19th.  Pictured at the ceremony at left are FMG partners Ben Mathis, Bart Gary, and Mary Anne Ackourey, together with Dennis Branch (VP North America HR), Lucinda Smith (Sr. VP, Global HR), Chris Hardin (Director, Risk Management), and Debra Kuper (VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary).
Over 3200 companies were nominated for ACC/ILO awards. Finalists for the Top Employment Team included Dow Chemicals and Warner Music.
AGCO, headquartered in Duluth, Georgia is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of farm equipment. AGCO has grown to a Fortune 340 company with global operations including large manufacturing and distribution facilities in the United States. FMG has been proud to represent AGCO in their North American labor and employment matters for many years. FMG partners Ben Mathis and Mary Anne Ackourey have served as lead counsel in these matters for AGCO throughout the country.
In receiving the award, Debra Kuper, General Counsel for AGCO, said, “We appreciate very much our relationship with FMG. They have been an invaluable partner in our building a strong and successful human resource organization.”
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