Christopher K. Iannuzzi

Senior Director of State Governmental Affairs & Strategy at Consumers Energy

2011 | Lansing, MI

University of Massachusetts - Amherst| Management

"There are fantastic opportunities for students with law degrees to find rewarding job prospects if you are creative. A law degree extends significantly further than just the practice of law."

As a former assistant attorney general for the state of Michigan, Christopher K. Iannuzzi saved taxpayers more than $1 million during his tenure, defending the state in civil cases involving contract and real estate disputes, the Freedom of Information Act and First Amendment claims. Currently, he works as a lobbyist for Governmental Consulting Services Inc., the largest multi-client lobbying firm in Michigan. His duties include working on public policy issues for a variety of clients, including Fortune 500 companies, local units of government, trade and professional associations, health care providers, insurers, non-profits, and educational institutions.

When Chris was a student at MSU Law, he was heavily involved in the Trial Practice Institute and Moot Court & Trial Advocacy Board. He said there are opportunities everywhere for law students if they’re willing to work. “Students expecting good things to occur while sitting back and doing nothing are misguided. I cannot stress enough the importance of networking with friends, teachers, and lawyers in the community.”

He also recommends that law students be open to careers outside of law. “There are fantastic opportunities for students with law degrees to find rewarding job prospects if you are creative. A law degree extends significantly further than just the practice of law,” he said.