Jeff Kosbie 510-350-9711

Jeff Kosbie represents plaintiffs in class actions and other complex lawsuits involving consumer protection, securities fraud and employment law. 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 Co-chair of Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (“BALIF”), the nation’s oldest and largest 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 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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  • 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, Co-chair
  • BALIF Foundation, Board
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Overdue Protection for LGTBQ Workers, Trial Magazine, American Association for Justice, September 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 (2017)
  • (No) State Interests in Regulating Gender: How Suppression of Gender Nonconformity Violates Freedom of Speech, 19 WM. & MARY J. WOMEN & L. 187 (2013)
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