Claire Konopa Aigotti became Butler University's
first General Counsel in August, 2013. As the General Counsel, she
oversees all University legal matters, including those related to
human resources and employment, student policies and discipline,
business negotiations and contracts, real estate, litigation, and
A 1993 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Ms. Aigotti
previously served as Associate General Counsel at the University of
Note Dame where she led the Litigation and Student Issues team for
the Office of General Counsel. In that capacity, she represented
the University in all aspects of state and federal court litigation
including personal injury, discrimination, breach of contract,
student issues, collections, tenure and employment, and worker's
compensation. Ms. Aigotti also represented the University in
matters stemming from Office of Civil Rights inquiries or
complaints. In addition to contract drafting and review, she
provided legal advice to University departments in areas of
potential liability and litigation, managing risk and preventative
law, and areas specific to student academics, discipline, and
From 1996 through 2007, Ms. Aigotti was a partner at the law
firm Konopa, Reagan and Aigotti, P.C. where she devoted her time to
a variety of civil litigation matters including personal injury,
product liability, insurance bad faith, and divorce matters through
mediations, trials, and appeals.
After graduating from Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in English, Ms. Aigotti received her juris doctor degree from St.
Thomas University School of Law in 1996.
For the school year 2008-2009, Ms. Aigotti was a concurrent
Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School
teaching courses in Trial Advocacy and Deposition Skills.
Ms. Aigotti was on the Board of Governors for the St. Joseph
County Bar Association from 2006-2012, is a member of the Indiana
State Bar Association, and was a Barrister in the Robert A. Grant
Inn of Court.