Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) – the combined state chamber, manufacturers’ association and safety council – launched a new initiative on Thursday to protect the business community from government entities that have overstepped their authority.

In support of WMC’s mission to make Wisconsin the most competitive state in the nation to do business, the WMC Litigation Center will represent the organization in legal actions. 

Working on behalf of the business community

and the public, the WMC Litigation Center’s attorneys will author briefs and file lawsuits in defense of free enterprise, to ensure regulatory certainty and to enforce the separation of powers.

With the launch of the new center, WMC named Lucas Vebber to serve as the entity’s executive director. Vebber previously served as WMC’s general counsel and director of environmental and energy policy. Most recently, he was Deputy Counsel at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.