MADISON – The WMC Litigation Center – an affiliate of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – announced on Wednesday it has acquired the Great Lakes Legal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit law firm. The expansion will allow the WMC Litigation Center to further its mission to promote the public interest and defend the business community from overzealous government entities that act beyond their authority.
“This is an exciting new phase for the WMC Litigation Center,” said Scott Manley, WMC Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Vice Chairman of the WMC Litigation Center. “We look forward to building on the successes of both the Litigation Center and the Great Lakes Legal Foundation.”
In addition, the WMC Litigation Center also announced it has added Scott Rosenow as the organization’s Executive Director. Rosenow most recently served as Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Director of the Criminal Appeals Unit for the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Previously, he was Law Clerk for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler and a Legal Fellow at the Pacific Legal Foundation.
Rosenow earned both his law degree and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.
“At a time when government is routinely stretching beyond its authority, I could not be more excited to join the WMC Litigation Center,” added Rosenow. “The business community has always looked to work hand-in-hand with agencies and other regulators, but someone needs to push back at illegal government overreach when it happens.”
The Great Lakes Legal Foundation legally became the WMC Litigation Center in late September. As a legal foundation, the WMC Litigation Center will represent WMC and other clients in litigation when needed. It will also provide employers with legal and policy updates related to the cases it is pursuing and others important to the business community. The WMC Litigation Center is currently involved in numerous lawsuits against the Evers Administration. These include a number of unlawful actions by the Administration relating to the publication of employees’ private medical data and illegal environmental regulations.
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