Ryan Kriegshauser serves as General Counsel at the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner. Prior to joining the agency, Mr. Kriegshauser served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of Legal Counsel and Policy. He has also served on the Kansas Judicial Counsel’s Lien Law Advisory Committee, the State Rules and Regulation Board, was a member of the Kansas Bar Association’s Limited Liability Company Study Group, and was a voting member of the Kansas Governor’s Commission on Emergency Planning & Response (CEPR) Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Committee.
Before entering public service, Mr. Kriegshauser practiced law in Kansas City, primarily focusing in the areas of complex commercial litigation, securities, and constitutional rights. He was involved in the successful defense of various class action lawsuits and governmental regulatory actions. Additionally, Mr. Kriegshauser has written scholarly articles on property rights and taught continuing legal education in Kansas. Mr. Kriegshauser spent two years working in Washington, DC, both on and off Capitol Hill.
He holds a B.A. and a J.D., graduating from Georgetown University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He is also an alumnus of the Fund for American Studies – Bryce Harlow Institute of Business-Government Affairs. He currently resides in Topeka, Kansas, with his wife Christie and two daughters Leah and Jacqueline.