Kirk M. Prestegard joined Bush Gottlieb as an Associate in August 2013. Prior to becoming an Associate, Mr. Prestegard served as law clerk for Bush Gottlieb for one year.
Mr. Prestegard represents the firm’s labor and employee-benefit fund clients in matters arising under ERISA, the LMRDA, and other state and federal statutes.
Mr. Prestegard graduated from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. During law school, Mr. Prestegard was the Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review, served as law clerk in the California Teachers Association’s Los Angeles office, and worked with the Wage Justice Center where he assisted low-income workers facing wage theft. Mr. Prestegard graduated from Macalester College, where he studied Sociology and Philosophy, and he received an M.A. from the University of Chicago where he studied the politics of radical labor movements in the United States and Mexico. Before transitioning to law school, Mr. Prestegard was a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at University of California-Davis where his research focused on institutions, technology, and the social organization of work.
Mr. Prestegard is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, and the Southern California Association of Benefit Plan Administrators. Mr. Prestegard is also a contributing author to EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW since 2014.