Jeff Kosbie

Jeff Kosbie

Associate (he/him)

Jeff Kosbie represents workers and consumers in class actions and other complex lawsuits involving data breaches and consumer privacy, employment law, and other corporate misconduct. He previously worked as a staff attorney in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2017-2018) and served as a Multidistrict Litigation Law Clerk to the Judges Lucy Koh, Beth Freeman, and Edward Davila of the Northern District of California (2018-2019).

Jeff serves as Treasurer of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (“BALIF”), the nation’s oldest association of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQI) persons in the field of law, and he is on the board of the BALIF Foundation.  He was also selected to serve on the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section Executive Committee.  He has published multiple articles in law reviews related to the history of LGBTQ rights. Jeff is a 2015 graduate, magna cum laude, of Northwestern University School of Law and Northwestern University Graduate School where he received a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Sociology. While in law school, Jeff served as an Articles Editor of the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy.  He received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in Sociology from Brandeis University in 2006.

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  • California
  • awards+

    Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, 2023-2024

    Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Labor and Employment Law – Employee, 2024

    Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40, The National LGBT Bar Association, 2021

    Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers, 2021-2023

    Unity Award, Minority Bar Coalition, 2019

    • J.D., magna cum laude, Northwestern University School of Law, 2015
    • Ph.D., Northwestern University Graduate School, 2015
    • B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Brandeis University, 2006
    • American Association for Justice
    • Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, Treasurer
    • BALIF Foundation, Treasurer
    • California Lawyers Association Litigation Section Executive Committee
    • Consumer Attorneys of California
    • Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Board Member
    Presentations & Articles+

    Navigating Complex Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Issues in a Rapidly Changing Environment

    Core Skills: Jury Selection (Organizer)

    CLA Litigation & Appellate Summit

    May 5, 2023

    An Important Discussion re Civil Rights: Racism, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while Surviving COVID-19

    California Lawyers Association Litigation and Appellate Summit

    May 21, 2021

    LGBTQ+ Employment Discrimination Claims in Practice

    BALIF CLE Series

    February 10, 2021

    Overdue Protection for LGTBQ Workers

    Trial Magazine, American Association for Justice

    September 2020

    How the Right to be Sexual Shaped the Emergence of LGBT Rights

    22 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 1389

    August 2020

    LGBTQ+ Employment Rights Webinar

    American Association for Justice

    June 25, 2020

    Free Speech & LGBTQ+ Advocacy

    Annual Symposium, William & Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice

    February 28, 2020

    Wage and Hour Litigation & Enforcement Webinar

    HB Litigation

    February 18, 2020

    Donor Preferences and the Crisis in Public Interest Law

    57 Santa Clara L. Rev. 43


    (No) State Interests in Regulating Gender: How Suppression of Gender Nonconformity Violates Freedom of Speech

    19 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 187