Peter S. Dickinson joined Bush Gottlieb in 1994, became a partner in 1997, and is head of the firm benefits practice. Mr. Dickinson has been representing pension and health trust funds and labor unions for over 30 years in entertainment, public sector, construction and agricultural industries. He is counsel to the Board of Trustees of a number of multi- and single-employer pension, health and welfare plans concerning fiduciary duties, compliance, training and administration, merger, litigation, and collections. In representing these clients, Mr. Dickinson has appeared on numerous occasions before federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as regulatory agencies.
Mr. Dickinson is active in Southern California and national labor and employee benefit communities, having served on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor Section as Chair and current member of the Section Executive Committee, and California Lawyers for the Arts Board of Directors. He regularly speaks and writes on issues pertaining to employee benefit trust funds, and is presently co-editor of the ABA Employee Benefits Law, and FMLA Treatises.
Mr. Dickinson has been named to the select list of Southern California Employee Benefit Super Lawyers by Los Angeles Magazine, and is a member of the ABA Employee Benefits Section, California Bar Association Labor Section, the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and is a Fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. Additionally, Mr. Dickinson serves on the ABA Benefits Section Pro-Bono Committee, the ABA Employee Benefits 2024 Midwinter Planning Committee, and he is a volunteer for the LACBA Counsel for Justice AIDS Legal Services Project.