Wisconsin Defense Counsel (formerly Civil Trial Counsel of Wisconsin)

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Trial lawyers primarily engaged in the defense of civil litigation.

Lobbying Interests:
Substantive and procedural issues impacting on the civil justice system and litigation related thereto.

Title:
Lobbyist/Legislative Advisor

Contact
AC
Andrew Cook
10 E Doty St, Ste 500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 258-9506
(608) 283-2589
fassbender@hamilton-consulting.com
http://www.wdc-online.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Andrew Cook Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2011 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert I Fassbender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/4/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of info...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/11/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 1
January 2011 Special Session Senate Bill 1
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of info...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 2

For
Notification Date
1/11/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 199
Assembly Bill 199
Relating to: creating a civil cause of action for acts of violence motivated by gender, making crimes based on gender of victim subject to a penalty enhancer, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/9/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 289
Assembly Bill 289
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/18/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 145
Senate Bill 145
Relating to: creating a civil cause of action for acts of violence motivated by gender, making crimes based on gender of victim subject to a penalty enhancer, and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
8/9/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 202
Senate Bill 202
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 219

For
Notification Date
10/18/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 451
Senate Bill 451
Relating to: default judgments in certain civil claims, counterclaims, and cross claims.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Development, drafting or introduction of any proposals affecting the defense bar on civil litigation matters.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of any proposals affecting the defense bar on civil litigation matters.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Initiatives relating to civil justice matters that affect Wisconsin and other manufacturers and businesses.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Initiatives relating to civil justice matters that affect Wisconsin and other manufacturers and businesses.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

product liability
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
product liability

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

punitive damages
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
punitive damages

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

risk contribution
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
risk contribution

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$17,786.62
2011
July - December
$17,149.05
2012
January - June
$16,793.94
2012
July - December
$17,413.98
Total $69,143.59
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
5.00
2011
July - December
5.25
2012
January - June
1.75
2012
July - December
2.50
Total 14.50
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
314.15
2011
July - December
210.15
2012
January - June
141.25
2012
July - December
137.40
Total 802.95

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of information regarding health care providers; reporting of quality indicators identifying individual hospitals; homicide or injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire; criminal abuse of individuals at risk; criminal abuse and neglect of patients and residents; evidence of lay and expert witnesses; damages for frivolous claims; and punitive damage awards.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
30 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: limiting noneconomic damages awarded in actions against long-term care providers; actions against manufacturers, distributors, sellers, and promoters of certain products; confidentiality of health care services reviews; use as evidence of information regarding health care providers; reporting of quality indicators identifying individual hospitals; homicide or injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire; criminal abuse of individuals at risk; criminal abuse and neglect of patients and residents; evidence of lay and expert witnesses; damages for frivolous claims; and punitive damage awards.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
30 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
30 %
2012
July - December
Total 9 %
Relating to: elimination of compensatory and punitive damages for acts of employment discrimination or unfair honesty or genetic testing.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
15 %
2012
January - June
20 %
2012
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
20 %
2011
July - December
50 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
60 %
Total 31 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
20 %
2011
July - December
20 %
2012
January - June
50 %
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 25 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures