SCERA Welcomes New Chief Counsel
Published: February 7, 2017
David Lantzer joined SCERA in January 2017.
As Chief Counsel, he supports SCERA staff and trustees on a variety of
legal issues. Prior to coming to SCERA, Dave worked in the Legal
Department of the Orange County Employees Retirement System, where he spent
nearly ten years serving as Staff Attorney, Interim General Counsel, and Deputy
Chief Counsel. Dave regularly speaks on benefit, disability, and
statutory issues at State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS)
meetings and is a member of the SACRS Legislative Committee. He is also a
member of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys where he sits on
the Fiduciary and Plan Governance Committee. Dave has extensive
experience litigating retirement related cases through the superior court and
court of appeal. Dave received his undergraduate degree from Westmont
College in Santa Barbara and his law degree from Chapman University School of
Law in Orange, California.