Eric Aufdengarten joined the General Counsel’s office in January 2019. Eric is a fifth-generation Kansan and a 2003 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. After graduation from law school, Eric served as a research attorney for the Honorable Lawton Nuss at the Kansas Supreme Court. Eric previously served as Assistant Attorney General in the civil litigation division of the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, representing the State, its agencies, and employees in state and federal litigation. Eric also has extensive private practice experience first at the former Carlson Kort law firm in the area of labor and employment law, and then at Kutak Rock LLP where he practiced in the areas of insurance coverage and financial contract disputes and financial services litigation. Immediately prior to joining the University, Eric was Senior Trial Counsel for the State Bar of California, handling the investigation and prosecution of complaints of attorney misconduct. Eric is admitted to the bars in Kansas, Missouri (currently inactive), and California (currently inactive).