Lauren Salzman gets 3rd Arizona lawyer – bringing the total NXIVM lawyer defense team to 22

Call it Executive Success For Lawyers. There are now 22 of them.

Lauren Salzman has just added team a third lawyer to her legal defense – also from Arizona – to defend her in Brooklyn on federal racketeering charges in connection with her long association with NXIVM.

Her newest attorney is Andrea S. Tazioli.

Like Salzman’s other two lawyers, Tazioli is with the Phoenix, Arizona law firm of Quarles & Brady.

According to the firm’s website, Tazioli “practices in the areas of White Collar Crime, Government/Internal Investigations and Commercial Litigation. Andrea has significant trial experience and litigation experience in both Federal and State courts. She has defended numerous individuals and corporations charged with white collar and non-white collar offenses. Andrea’s recent experience includes the defense of individuals and corporations charged with: Computer Tampering, Fraud; Telemarketing offenses, Drug Offenses; Sex Offenses; Aggravated Assault; Homicide; Domestic Violence Offenses; DUI offenses; and property crimes. She also represents juveniles charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses.

“As a result of her defense work, Andrea has assisted individuals, health care companies, tribal entities, and corporate entities with numerous government/internal investigations conducted by state and federal agencies. Her recent experience in government/internal investigations encompasses allegations of financial fraud, health care fraud, SEC violations, environmental violations, immigration violations, and criminal misconduct.

“In the commercial litigation context, Andrea assists numerous corporations with the defense of civil forfeiture matters arising from criminal misconduct. She represents corporations and its respective officers in obtaining injunctive relief. Andrea also has significant experience representing individuals and businesses who are victims of criminal offenses.”

The question continues to intrigue observers of the NXIVM case: Who is paying for all these lawyers?

There are now 22 top flight lawyers arrayed to represent the six defendants. While Lauren may have made a decent annual income – as the number three highest ranking member of NXIVM – she is not known to have any savings.

How can she afford her representation which is likely to be upwards of $100,000 – bare minimum – just for the retainer?

It’s the same with her mother, Nancy, and the hapless bookkeeper and patsy Kathy Russell. And not to mention Old Softy himself, Keith Alan Raniere – who has 5 lawyers – and who wrote on his financial affidavit for Pretrial Supervision that he had no assets whatsoever.

Everyone rather suspects that the Bronfman sisters – Clare and Sara – are footing the bill for all these attorneys – and, consequently, are having some say in the outcomes.

The fact that Lauren, who has been tied into bulk cash smuggling by the Frank Report, has lawyers from Arizona -where the Salinas crime organization has a great deal of influence – is intriguing.

I am not impugning – even remotely – that the attorneys for Salzman are not honest attorneys – but one has to wonder how she happened to select Arizona lawyers and not NYC lawyers familiar with the local rules.

Tazioli had to make a special request from the court to be admitted to appear in this case in NY.

Here is the list of lawyers currently on the case:

Keith Alan Raniere
1. Marc Agnifilo – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
2. Paul DerOhannesian II – DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian
3. Danielle R. Smith – DerOhannesian & DerOhannesian
4. Jacob Kaplan – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
5. Teny R. Geragos – Brafman & Associates, P.C.
6. Brian Poe – Fort Worth, TX

Allison Mack
7. Steven Kobre Kobre & Kim LLC
8. William F. McGovern Kobre & Kim LLC
9. Sean S. Buckley – Kobre & Kim LLC

Clare Bronfman
10. Dennis Burke –Ballard Spahr
11. Susan R. Necheles – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
12. Kathleen E. Cassidy – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
13. Gedalia Stern – Hafetz & Necheles LLP
14. William Savino

Nancy Salzman A/K/A Prefect
15. Michael J. Sullivan – Ashcroft Group
16. David Stern Franklin Rothman, Schneider, Soloway and Stern
17. Robert Soloway p Franklin Rothman, Schneider, Soloway and Stern

Lauren Salzman
18. Hector J. Diaz – Quarles & Brady, LLP
19. James L. Burke – Quarles & Brady

20. Andrea S. Tazioli

Kathy Russell
21. Justine Harris
22. Amanda Ravich


Bonus lawyers who are just waiting for their clients to get indicted

Dr. Brandon Porter and Dr. Danielle Roberts
23. Michael S. Kelton – Abrams Fensterman

Nicki Clyne
24. Edward Sapone – Sapone & Petrillo


Thus far, the Prosecution has assigned four attorneys to the case:
   – Richard P. Donoghue – U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
   – Moira K. Penza – AUSA (Criminal Division)
   – Tanya Hajjar – AUSA (Criminal Division)
   – Karin K. Orenstein – AUSA (Civil Division)


Now for your visual pleasure –  see the photos of all the lawyers:

Marc Agnifilo 

Paul DerOhannesian


Danielle Smith 

Jacob Kaplan 

Teny Geragos 

Brian Poe

Steve Kobre



William McGovern


Sean Buckley


Dennis Burke


Susan Necheles


Kathleen Cassidy 

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Gedalia Stern photo unavailable 

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William Savino 

Nancy Salzman

Michael Sullivan 

David Stern 

Robert Soloway 


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James Burke 

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Hector Diaz 


Andrea S. Tazioli


Justine Harris 

Amanda Ravich


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Edward Sapone
Michael Kelton
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  • The best thing in the photo is the the cat…

    It is a Sphynx so GOOGLE behaviour and “Did you know” . They are part summary and part detailed. Make your own informed choices after about the rest of the info.

    Basically their gene pool is soo closed off they have health issues, if you go down this path you aren’t playing longterm.

  • I agree there is hard evidence. I think it is exactly because of all that hard evidence that these lawyers know they don’t stand a chance, and might as well get the biggest paycheck they possibly can out of the deal. Who cares about a loss on your record with a paycheck that big ?

    All these lawyers have just figured how big a lottery they hit. Deep pockets and stupid enough to tell them to do all sorts of things to try to get out of this, whether there is any remote chance of any of it working or not.

    I really believe this is just all about the billables.

    Very much looking forward to the next round of superseding indictments, and I would only ask the prosecutors not to cut a deal for Christine Collins, Siobahn Hotaling or Jim del Negro that doesn’t involve jail time. At the very least, all three of them have serious tax evasion issues.

  • And this case might help British lawyers find employment.

    Kim Constable, the head of Rainbow Cultural Garden in the UK and friend of Clare Bronfman and Allison Mack, has now taken to deleting pictures of herself with Ms. Mack.
    Could charges against Constable be in her future?

    Here is a picture of Kim Constable and Allison Mack ion Belfast which Constable deleted from her Instagram page but it’s still up on Mack’s page.

    • Kim must be scared if she’s deleting photos showing her and Allison together.

      I suspect she also reads FrankReport.

  • Wow ! They even can make TWO soccer teams !!!! This is so « Executive Success Program » !!!!

  • If the Bronfmans are footing all the legal bills to stand united behind their man, Vanguard, it’ll be his (and their) last con on them or anyone.

  • They think they are going to out-lawyer the government. I suspect there is a lot of hard, documentary evidence against all the parties currently indicted to combat. Plus, if Clare is behind all the funding, she thinks she can win by hiring high-prices lawyer after lawyer.

    Back in the 90s, when the States were suing to shut down CBI, I am told the group hired the big DC firm Patton, Boggs & Blow and spent a boatload of money. They lost anyway.

    • On your TV screen. Your 2nd favorite show after Smallville. Of course you get off on smallville 3-4 times a day. Perry Mason is where you get your vast legal expertise from.

        • Hey perv, do you beat off to season one or season ten of smallville. My guess is one since Allie and Kristen were much younger

          • Do you really think ANYONE here on this site enjoys your posts except youself?
            If you think they do, then you are even more stupid than you look.

          • The bulk of his life revolves around Allison Mack, if not all of it. His infatuation with her left him feeling rejected by her. Now he is enjoying watching her suffer for her NXIVM involvement. He does not care about the branding, tax evasion stuff. He just wants to see her suffer for something, anything. His hatred for her has nothing to do with her crimes. He does not attack Kristin Kreuk, in fact he defends her because he wants all the hate on Mack. As if Mack was more hardcore than Kreuk before DOS was formed in 2015. He does not care. It was Mack who made him feel like shit, so it’s Mack who he hates.

          • Mack began fucking Raniere in 2013. Kreuk never went near his penis.

            So yes, Allison was more “hardcore” than Kreuk ever was.

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