Overview

Keith Jacoby is the firm's co-chair of the Class Action Practice Group and has been representing employers in high stakes class action and single plaintiff cases for his entire career. He has served as lead counsel in over twenty-five trials and arbitrations, including several class/mass actions. He concentrates on representing clients in the high-tech, transportation and retail industries. Recent successes include:

  • A “first in the United States” merits arbitration award for a gig economy technology company, finding an individual worker was an independent contractor and not an employee.
  • Defense award for a financial services company finding its Chief Operating Officer was not defrauded out of over seven million dollars in wages and bonus compensation.
  • Judgment in favor of nationwide food retailer finding its tip pooling policy was legal under California law.
  • Order of decertification of nationwide security guard class in an FLSA collective action.

Keith frequently lectures on conducting employee investigations and preventing workplace harassment. He completed the civil mediation training program at the Strauss Institute, Pepperdine School of Law.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Legal Chair

Westside Neighborhood School

2008-2012

Member, Board of Directors

Westside Neighborhood School

2008-2012

Recognition

Named, Top Labor and Employment Lawyer

Daily Journal

2017

Named, Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California

Daily Journal

2015

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2013-2020

Named, Client Service All-Star

BTI Consulting Group

2011

Speaking Engagements

Wage and Hour Class Action Avoidance: Lessons from Trial Attorneys

The 2017 Executive Employer® Conference

May 11, 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1990
  • B.A., Cornell University, 1987With Honors

Bar Admission

California