Wes is a regulatory attorney who assists businesses and trade associations in their interactions with government agencies and lawmaking bodies.
Wes has experience successfully defending clients in agency enforcement actions, litigating disputes in court arising out of government regulation, and representing clients before the Wisconsin State Legislature. Wes’ practice has a particular emphasis on environmental law.
Prior to joining DeWitt, Wes served as a judicial law clerk in the civil division of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court and as a legislative aide in the office of the Wisconsin Senate President. During law school, Wes was the Executive Articles Editor of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.
- Assisted a major Wisconsin-based manufacturer comply with financial assurance regulations under the RCRA and CERCLA environmental programs.
- Obtained a successful outcome for a client in a judicial review proceeding litigating against the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- Advised multiple trade associations and business on compliance with Wisconsin’s complex campaign finance regulatory system.
- Guided businesses through the State of Wisconsin’s procurement process.
- Represented a national trade association in a rulemaking proceeding before the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Articles and Presentations
- “Winning a Contract for Services with the State of Wisconsin”, Association of Corporate Counsel-Wisconsin Chapter, August 2018
- “Challenging a State Agency Regulation,” Wisconsin Lawyer, Vol. 90, No. 10, November 2017
- Presenter, “Class Action Waiver in Arbitration Agreements, a Boon or a Bane?” The Knowledge Group Live Webcast, June 2017
- “New Rule Expanding Number of Employees Required to Receive Overtime Pay Blocked,” Employment Law Blog, November 2016
- “SEC Attacks Language Commonly Used in Settlement and Severance Agreements,” Employment Law Blog, November 2016
- “New Federal Overtime Rule Will Impact Many Employers,” Employment Law Blog, June 2016
- Presenter, “Returning Client Property: Responsibilities at the Conclusion of Representation,” 2015 DeWitt Ross & Stevens Ethics Seminar, November 2015