Nossaman Grows Public Pensions and Investment Practice with Addition of Renowned Pensions Attorney Peter Mixon


San Francisco, CA (November 1, 2017) – Nossaman has expanded its Public Pensions and Investment Practice Group with the addition of Peter Mixon, who joins as a Partner. Mr. Mixon joins from K&L Gates, where he served as a Partner. Before joining K&L Gates, he was General Counsel for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) for eleven years.

Mr. Mixon has a broad practice focused on public pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, and other institutional investors. He concentrates on trust law in the context of investments, governance, operations, and regulatory investigations and advises his clients on public and private market investment contracts. He also has extensive experience advising public boards and committees on governance and fiduciary issues. Mr. Mixon has testified in state court as an expert on public pension fiduciary standards and often speaks and writes on public pension topics.

Peter’s deep knowledge of the public pension landscape—both locally and nationally—will enhance our dedicated service to the public pension community, said Ashley Dunning, Co-Chair of Nossaman’s Public Pensions and Investment Practice Group. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with Peter on a number of pension related matters, including litigation before the California Supreme Court, over the course of my career, and know the value his skillset will bring to the Firm and its clients. I am thrilled he is joining us.

Nossaman's Public Pensions and Investment Practice Group offers an unrivaled team of professionals that provide a full range of legal services to public retirement systems in California and nationally. The Group has advised and represented the majority of the city, county, and state public employee retirement funds in California and numerous state retirement funds across the country.

Peter is one of the most well-respected, insightful pension lawyers working today, said Yuliya Oryol, Co-Chair of Nossaman’s Public Pensions and Investment Practice Group. The experience he brings to the table—from his time at CalPERS and in private practice—will serve our clients well. 

The Firm’s commitment to its pensions practice, dynamic team of attorneys, and  national reach make it ideal for my practice," stated Mr. Mixon. I look forward to working with my new colleagues, and to providing best-in-class service to our clients across the country.

Mr. Mixon served on the Board of the National Association of Public Pension Plan Attorneys from 2009-2013, and chaired the Investors Subcommittee for the New York Stock Exchange Commission on Corporate Governance from 2009-2010. He holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

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