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.