Former Deputy Attorney General Andy Cook has rejoined The Hamilton Consulting Group as a lobbyist and owner of the firm. Cook spent six years at Hamilton Consulting prior to becoming Attorney General Brad Schimel’s Deputy. He most recently served as a senior member of Michael Best Strategies.
Cook has a national reputation for his work on regulatory policy, civil liability and for his work with Attorneys General throughout the country. He will parlay these talents at Hamilton where his focus will include civil liability, environmental law and regulatory reform.
Also effective Jan. 1, Rebecca Hogan becomes owner, joining Cook and existing owners, Andy Engel and RJ Pirlot. Hogan has been a lobbyist at Hamilton Consulting for five years and specializes in health care policy, corporate/business issues and state association work. Caty McDermott, lobbyist, Paige Scobee, Communications Director, and Michelle Wagner, Business Director round out the team.
Founding Partner Bob Fassbender is retiring after decades of representing businesses and industries before Wisconsin state government. Fassbender formed Hamilton Consulting in 1997 with former partners Jim Hough and Pat Osborne. Fassbender will remain as President of the Great Lakes Legal Foundation. “When we created Hamilton Consulting twenty years ago, our goal was to be the best policy driven, strategic firm for businesses in Wisconsin. We’ve accomplished that objective and this ‘new’ leadership team will assure Hamilton Consulting remains as the standard bearer,” said Fassbender.