CalSTRS Names New General Counsel
Brian Bartow Appointed to Position from Assistant General Counsel
May 05, 2010 02:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The California State Teachers’ Retirement
System (CalSTRS) today announced Brian J. Bartow as its new General Counsel. His role as lead attorney for the
nation’s second largest public pension fund is effective June 1, 2010.
As General Counsel, Bartow will provide operational and executive leadership at CalSTRS while serving as the chief
legal advisor to the Teachers’ Retirement Board, the pension fund’s governing body. In addition to guiding the fund’s
legal services team, he will be responsible for its compliance, community property and information security services
“Brian Bartow brings us not only strong legal skills, but an understanding of the strategic implications of our legal
decisions and a highly effective managerial style. Pension plans have extraordinary legal challenges in these times, and
Brian can clearly ensure that CalSTRS is prepared to address them,” said CalSTRS Chief Executive Officer Jack
“Teachers are one of California’s greatest assets and their work touches all of our lives in some important way. I am
proud to join with our superb staff in their dedication to securing the financial future of California’s educators and
their families,” Bartow said. “I look forward to working with the Teachers’ Retirement Board and the exceptional
leadership at CalSTRS as we face the challenges and opportunities of today and the future.”
After graduating from UC Davis Law School in 1989, Bartow spent a decade in private practice before joining
public sector practice, most recently at the California Department of Social Services. Before that, he held high-level
legal positions at the California Department of Managed Health Care and California Department of Corporations.
Bartow became acting General Counsel in November 2009.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in h