Category Archives: Moral hazard

How CalPERS General Counsel Matt Jacobs Violated California Bar Rules

In other CalPERS posts today, we discuss the legal and IT implications of the fact that Christopher Philips, a member of CalPERS’ legal department, posted comments seeking to undermine our credibility and that of board member JJ Jelincic. We explain how Phillips violated California bar rules. As a result of examining California State Bar Act […]


How Experts Enable Corruption: The Role of Conflicted Lawyers at CalPERS and Other Public Pension Funds

As Trump is about to be sworn in, the press and pundits are agog about his and his fellow Cabinet members’ deep and extensive conflicts of interest, and how dangerous they is for democracy.1 But the hue and cry about conflicts of interest is late in coming. They’ve been tolerated more and more over time […]