Consumer Division Staff

AG Employment Opportunities

Ben Burningham
Ben Burningham graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School. While attending law school, Ben served as law clerk to Senator Orrin Hatch on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ben also served as managing editor of the George Washington International Law Review and belonged to the Moot Court and Mock Trial Boards where he won George Washington's upper-level mock trial competition and placed as a semi-finalist in a national moot court competition. After graduating law school, Ben worked for the D.C.-based law firm Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans, & Figel, PLLC, representing an independent federal agency in billion-dollar securities litigation. Since joining the Attorney General’s Office in July 2015, Ben has represented the State of Wyoming in over 50 consumer protection investigations and enforcement actions, including a number of joint matters with other states and the Federal Trade Commission. In addition to serving as the lead consumer protection attorney, Ben has represented the State of Wyoming in antitrust, tobacco, and other matters, including a criminal appeal before the Wyoming Supreme Court.  

Kit Wendtland
Kit was born and raised in Sheridan, Wyoming. After receiving a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Economics from Gonzaga University, he traveled to South America, where he lived abroad for a year in the Magallanes region of Chile. After returning to the states, he attended the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2016, graduating with his J.D. in 2019. Kit joined the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office in August of 2019 as part of its Tobacco settlement and Consumer Protection Units. His responsibilities include enforcing Wyoming’s tobacco laws, as well as protecting Wyoming’s market and consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices. Outside of work, Kit loves music, running, Gonzaga basketball, and speaking Spanish.

Amanda Swift
Amanda is the administrator for the Tobacco Settlement/Consumer Protection Unit. Amanda answers calls regarding tobacco issues and consumer protection matters. Amanda also maintains the database for all tobacco manufacturers and wholesalers certified in Wyoming, and maintains all information on the Tobacco Settlement Unit website. Amanda also serves as the paralegal to the Consumer Protection Unit as well as the Tobacco Settlement Unit. Prior to Amanda coming to the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office, Amanda worked as a Senior Clerk of District Court Specialist at the Laramie County Clerk of District Court in the Child Support Department for six years. Amanda is a Wyoming native, born and raised in the Capitol City. In her free time Amanda and her children enjoy dancing, gymnastics, cheer leading and cub scouts.