Clay Britton joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas in December 2021. As vice president and general counsel, Britton provides legal counsel, manages litigation, leads the company's legal services and compliance departments, and oversees the records management program. He also serves as corporate secretary for BCBSKS.
Prior to joining BCBSKS, Britton worked in the Office of Governor Laura Kelly, where he served as chief counsel from January 2019 to December 2021. In addition to providing legal counsel to the Governor and her staff, he collaborated with and oversaw the work of attorneys in 13 cabinet agencies. Britton also previously served as an assistant United States attorney, as an associate with Lathrop & Gage LLP in Kansas City, and as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.
Britton earned his law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, where he graduated order of the coif and where he and his moot court partner won the 2007 National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament. He also attended KU for his bachelor’s degree in political science and history.
Britton serves his community in several capacities. He serves on the board of directors of Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, has served in numerous roles with his church, and sat on the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Commission for six years, serving as chair in 2015-2016. Britton is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court.
Britton is a lifelong Kansan, born and raised in Olathe. He lives in Lawrence with his wife, two kids, and a goldendoodle.