WILL Press Release | Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Announces New Hires

Curtis, Roth bring experience to rapidly growing legal and policy center

May 10, 2016 – Milwaukee, WI – The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty announced today that it has hired attorney Jake Curtis and conservative journalist Collin Roth to lead new projects at the rapidly growing law and policy center.

As Associate Counsel and Federalism Litigator, Curtis will focus on strategic litigation, public education, and policy analysis regarding the federal government’s overreach onto the states.  As part of WILL’s new Center for Competitive Federalism, he will work to advance the “competitive” federalism established by the Constitution – a system in which the authority of both the states and federal government is carefully delineated and circumscribed and which is informed by the need to protect the liberty of persons and not the prerogatives of government.

“Since its inception, WILL has been a leader in the liberty movement.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be joining tremendous legal and policy minds in the fight to preserve conservative principles,” commented Curtis.

Roth, Research Fellow at WILL, will bring his journalism, commentary, and research skills to help WILL further address relevant public policy issues in Wisconsin and across the country.  Through investigative research, policy analysis, and storytelling, he will work to advocate for policies that further school choice, education reform, free markets, and limited government.

“WILL has established itself as a vanguard for limited government, free markets, and opportunity in the state of Wisconsin. While great progress has been made, it is increasingly clear that the contest of ideas is more important than ever. Conservatives must work to connect good ideas to good policy with aim of improving the lives of all people.  I’m excited to join the team at WILL in that mission,” noted Roth.

WILL President and General Counsel Rick Esenberg noted, “We are pleased to have Jake and Collin join WILL as we continue to grow in size, scope, and influence. Their expertise and experience adds another dimension to the policy and legal work we do. WILL has grown four-fold in as many years and with the addition of Jake and Collin, we can continue to expand our original research and legal work capacity.”

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is the law center for freedom in the state of Wisconsin.  Since 2011, it has been counsel to the movement in the Badger State. WILL is a legal center and policy organization engaged in strategic litigation, advocacy, policy research and public education to advance free markets, individual liberty, constitutionally limited government and a robust civil society.

Prior to Joining WILL, Curtis served as State Senator Duey Stroebel’s Policy Director and as a litigation and government affairs associate at one of Wisconsin’s largest business law firms and a small firm specializing in municipal labor and employment matters.  He previously served as an Ozaukee County Supervisor as well as a special appointed Assistant District Attorney for Milwaukee County.  He resides in Grafton with his wife and children.  He can be reached at [email protected].

Collin Roth has been involved with the conservative movement for more than five years in Wisconsin, writing and commenting extensively on policy, politics, and elections. Most recently, he was Managing Editor of RightWisconsin.com, a digital home for conservative commentary founded and edited by Charlie Sykes. Roth’s stories and commentary have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast, Politico, National Journal, MSNBC, 620 WTMJ, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and more. Collin is a native of Ada, Michigan and attended Hillsdale College. He currently lives in Milwaukee.  His email is [email protected].


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