Chris Lanen is a 4L part-time/night student and the Technology Editor for the UMass Law Review. In addition to attending law school, Chris works as Manager of Government Relations for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems out of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Chris’s previous employment experiences have included service as a legislative aide in the Washington office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed, finance director for Congressman Jim Langevin’s successful 2010 re-election campaign, and a variety of roles providing government and public relations, crisis communications, and advertising consulting services to for-profit and non-profit clients. Chris also serves on the boards of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association and Boys Town New England as well as the Government Affairs Committee for the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.
Upon graduating, Chris intends to practice at the intersection of government and business, including the fields of legislative advocacy, government contracts, corporate, and administrative law. As a member of the UMass Law Review, Chris’s independent scholarly work has focused on reforms to U.S. Department of Defense data rights acquisition policy.
Chris resides in Cranston, Rhode Island, with his wife Kelly and their dog Louis.