Former Gov. Blanchard's Law Firm To Rep MSU In DC

Feb 13, 2018

Michigan State University has hired former Governor Jim Blanchard’s law firm to represent the university in Washington D.C.

Blanchard is a partner with DLA Piper. In a statement released by interim MSU President John Engler, the firm will lead MSU’s response to congressional inquiries related to Larry Nassar’s crimes while on the university’s faculty. The one-year agreement runs through next January.

When MSU Trustees named former Governor Engler as interim President, they also appointed Blanchard to serve as a special advisor.