Eric Newman, '77, '81

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Position Title
Member, Government and Public Policy Alumni Group


Eric Newman brings his 28 years of experience representing clients before the California Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and state and local regulatory agencies to the UC Davis Government and Public Policy Alumni Group. Though recently retired in July 2017, Mr. Newman worked as a government affairs attorney and lobbyist at KP Public Affairs for the past 17 years. Prior to joining KP Public Affairs in 1996, Mr. Newman practiced for 11 years as an environmental compliance attorney, government affairs specialist, and lobbyist for the San Francisco-based law firm of Landels, Ripley & Diamond. He received an undergraduate degree from UC Davis in economics and political science – public service, where he finished in the upper one percent of the graduating class, and a Juris Doctorate from UC Davis School of Law.