Job: General Counsel at CalPERS

CalPERS-logoCalPERS is still recruiting to fill its vacant General Counsel position.  This is an exciting opportunity for a visionary in the legal profession to play a key role in a preeminent public pension fund.  Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the General Counsel supports CalPERS in the management of a global portfolio of more than $270 billion, as well as complex financial and actuarial functions. The position is based in Sacramento, California.CalPERSbldg

The CalPERS General Counsel is a critical member of the senior leadership team. The ideal candidate will have an excellent blend of broad legal knowledge as well as the ability to manage a complex legal office, and we are looking for a diverse candidate pool.  CalPERS is offering an exceptional opportunity for a visionary in the legal profession with exceptional leadership skills to join an organization that values critical thinking, strong judgment and the highest ethical standards.

View the General Counsel announcement (PDF, 259 KB) to learn more about the position, qualifications and application process.

To be considered for this exceptional opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume reflecting months and years of positions held to:

Korn/Ferry International
c/o John F. Amer, Esq., Partner
1900 Avenue of the Stars, 26th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
[email protected]
(310) 556-8577

CalPERS is a great place to work for anyone interested in corporate governance. They also have a fantastic building complex with trees, waterfalls and other features. I used to work in the building myself for many years, although not for CalPERS. It was great to be able to take a quick break, walking around the beautiful building with its peaceful pathways through gardens. I also used to jog around Southside Park with a prior General Council. CalPERS has locker rooms, gourmet cafeteria and plenty of features to make work more pleasant. No, it isn’t Google, but for a state agency, you couldn’t ask for better. 

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