Jeff Kosbie

jbk@classlawgroup.com 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 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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  • 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
  • California Lawyers Association Litigation Section Executive Committee
  • Consumer Attorneys of California

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

2017

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

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

2013

Slice 1 BLF 2017