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Peter H. Mixon

California Public Employees Retirement System
General Counsel
Sacramento, CA, USA


Peter H. Mixon has served as CalPERS General Counsel since November 2002. Mr. Mixon, who joined CalPERS in 1996, previously served as Deputy General Counsel for CalPERS since February 2001.

His responsibilities include the management of the CalPERS Legal Office, including supervision of attorneys and support staff. He provides legal advice to the CalPERS Board, Committees, executive and senior management staff, and various CalPERS divisions on tax qualification, statutory interpretation, and other pension issues. He also represents CalPERS in litigation.

Prior to coming to CalPERS, Mr. Mixon was in private practice for approximately 10 years, where he represented a wide variety of public and private sector clients in predominately business litigation matters.

Mr. Mixon received his Bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of Pacific. He is a member of the State Bar of California and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

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