Peter Vu joined the Department of FISCal (FI$Cal) as the Legal Counsel in May 2019. Previously, Peter worked as a litigation attorney for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), defending the state in tort and employment litigation. While at Caltrans, Peter obtained a jury verdict in favor of the state as co-chair of a case in which the plaintiff sought over 19 million in damages. Prior to starting his state career, Peter worked in the private sector as an associate attorney practicing employment, business, commercial and legal/medical malpractice law. As FI$Cal’s Legal Counsel, he consults with and advises FI$Cal staff on complex and sensitive administrative and legal matters affecting department operations and the FI$Cal system.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science from the University of California, Davis. He received his Juris Doctorate, and Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution Certificate, from Pepperdine University.