Office of General Counsel
Eric K. Behrens
Senior Counsel, Emeritus
Eric Behrens has served as a University Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel since 1981. Prior to joining the office, Mr. Behrens worked at Landels, Ripley & Diamond in San Francisco. Mr. Behrens' primary areas of practice include commercial, construction, employment, and estate-related litigation, and bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Behrens is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., cum laude 1970), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div., Highest Honors, 1974), and the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall) (J.D. 1977).
Mr. Behrens is a Life Member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, a former President of the Alameda County Bar Association (1992), has served on the California State Bar Litigation Section Program Committee, and has chaired numerous Alameda County bar sections, including the Bankruptcy Section and the Judicial Evaluations Committee. He is co-author of "Student Loans, Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code and the 1984 Bankruptcy Amendments" 13 J. Coll. at U.L. 1 (1986).
Mr. Behrens is the former Managing Counsel of all litigation for The Regents of the University of California. He retired from the Office of the General Counsel in July of 2014 and was awarded the 'Emeritus' title at that time. He is currently assisting the Office of the General Counsel with litigation on recall as a retired annuitant.