Dennis Muchmore, Governor's Chief of Staff, to join Honigmn


Dennis Muchmore, who has spent his career helping transform Michigan through roles in the public and private sector, will join Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, on Feb. 1. He will continue serving  in his current role as Governor Snyder’s chief of staff until Jan. 20, as the role is transitioned to Jarrod Agen.

At Honigman, Muchmore will lead the firm’s Government Relations and Regulatory Practice Group. He will tap the talents of its current attorneys and help mentor and develop the next generation of attorneys. In addition, the firm is expanding its public policy program and creating a faculty of current and previous Honigman attorneys to provide specialized training opportunities for attorneys and  clients, as well as legislators, staff members and employees who serve in leadership roles throughout state government. Our faculty also includes former U.S. Senator Carl Levin, John Pirich, Joe Garcia, Khalilah Spencer, Andrea Hansen.

“Dennis has tremendous respect from people on both sides of the aisle. He is known across the state for his superb integrity and for his long, distinguished and successful career,” said David Foltyn, Honigman’s chair and CEO. “With his guidance, we expect to continue to be an active voice for our clients...”

Muchmore has been Snyder’s chief of staff since the start of the administration, playing a key role in Michigan’s reinvention, helping develop policy and overseeing about 47,000 state government employees.
“It’s been an honor to serve with Gov. Snyder as we’ve worked to make Michigan the Comeback State,” Muchmore said. “I’m just as excited to enter this next phase with Honigman. Just as there were people who guided me along the way in my career, I see this as an opportunity to give back and help others...”

Muchmore has held a variety of prominent positions in Michigan, including founding the lobbying firm Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates, serving as executive director of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs and vice president of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

He is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration and a Life Member of the NAACP and many other organizations.

Muchmore earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and received its 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He has a Masters in Public Administration from Michigan State University.