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Lamb stands up for ag, business interests

Jordan Lamb - DeWitt Law Firm

Jordan Lamb –
DeWitt Law Firm

On any given day, Jordan Lamb juggles a variety of matters that are at different stages of the legislative or regulatory process.

And yet Lamb, an administrative and regulatory attorney at DeWitt Law Firm, treats each task as if it were her highest priority, according to her colleague, Adam Plotkin.

“As a woman in a highly specialized field that requires a unique skill set to be successful, Jordan is consistently exceptional and sets an example for other women looking to follow in her footsteps,” he said of Lamb, who also serves as chair of the DeWitt Law Firm’s Government Relations Practice Group.

Lamb joined DeWitt after graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2002. In her current role, she helps clients make connections between business and Wisconsin state government. Her clients come from a diverse array of industries, including agriculture, bioscience, insurance and business.

She was directly involved, on behalf of the Wisconsin agriculture industry, with devising and carrying out the Great Lakes Compact. The compact is a legally binding agreement among eight states: Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It went into effect in December 2008 after winning final consent from Congress.

Lamb also has extensive knowledge of the Clean Water Act, which establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters and regulating quality standards for surface waters.

During the 2019 biennial state budget, Lamb played a central role in the formation of the Criminal Justice Budget Coalition, a group made up of elected and assistant district attorneys, the state public defender, the director of state courts and the state’s Department of Justice.

“The coalition is working collaboratively to support comprehensive funding for the criminal justice system,” Plotkin said. “This novel approach to the budget has resulted in significant portions of the coalition request being included in the budget proposal.”

Aside from her demanding professional career, Lamb makes time for many outside groups, including the board of trustees of the Edgewood Campus School and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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