News release | Amy Norris
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (January 5, 2021) – Lamont King was appointed Assistant General Counsel for Investments for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System effective December 14, 2020.
In his new role, King heads the Investment Counsel division in the Office of the General Counsel. King began his career with CalSTRS in 2010 as one of two specialized counsels on the investment-focused legal team and rose to senior investment counsel in 2013. He has served in a lead capacity in that role for the past two years.
“Lamont has a decade of experience providing legal leadership for internal and external investment counsel,” said CalSTRS General Counsel Brian Bartow. “He is highly regarded for his legal acumen and has developed strong client bonds that will be invaluable in his new role.”
King’s team provides legal support to the Investments Branch and will guide the team as they implement the CalSTRS Collaborative Model and increase participation in co-investments, joint ventures and more complex hybrid investments.
“I am excited to take this next step in my career,” said King, “and I look forward to expanding the capabilities of the investment attorney team and supporting the work of our world class Investments Branch.”
Prior to joining CalSTRS, King practiced transactional real estate, civil litigation and public interest law. For several years, King also represented youth in the juvenile dependency system in Los Angeles as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, King received his law degree from Case Western Reserve University and his B.A. from Allegheny College. King also holds the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Certificate.
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CalSTRS provides a secure retirement to more than 975,000 members whose CalSTRS-covered service is not eligible for Social Security participation. Members retire on average after more than 24 years in the classroom with a monthly benefit of approximately $4,547. Established in 1913, CalSTRS is the largest educator-only pension fund in the world with approximately $275 billion in assets under management as of November 30, 2020. CalSTRS demonstrates its strong commitment to long-term corporate sustainability principles in its annual Global Reporting Initiative Sustainability Report. For more information, visit CalSTRS.com.