Office of General Counsel Team
Claire Konopa Aigotti—General Counsel
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 risk management.
A 1993 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, she 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 behavioral standards.
From 1996 through 2007, she 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, she received her Juris Doctor degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1996.
For the school year 2008-2009, she was a concurrent Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School teaching courses in Trial Advocacy and Deposition Skills.
She 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.
John Maurovich—Associate General Counsel
John Maurovich ’02 joined Butler University as Associate General Counsel in 2021. Working in the Office of the General Counsel, John provides legal advice, counsel, and representation to all functional areas of the University related to interpretation and implementation of federal and state laws, preparation and review of legal documents, employment law, Title IX, and other legal matters facing the University.
Prior to joining Butler University, John was a partner in the law firm of Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C. where he routinely counseled, represented, and defended the State of Indiana, local government and school corporations, and private entities in the areas of employment law, civil rights, workers’ compensation, general civil litigation, and general business matters.
John earned his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University, McKinney School of law and his Bachelor of Science in International Business Management from Butler University.