Jeffrey Osofsky is an employment litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. His practice focuses on representing major employers in a wide range of matters including wage and hour disputes, class and collective actions, and wrongful termination, discrimination and harassment claims. One of his recent victories, for a client seeking to enforce its arbitration agreement, was featured in the national law publication, Law360.
Mr. Osofsky has particular experience with the California Private Attorneys General Act (“PAGA”), the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also assists clients in developing policies and agreements concerning employee compensation, including those pertaining to stand-by (“on-call”) time, travel time and alternative workweek arrangements.
Mr. Osofsky has guest lectured on wage and hour law at Loyola Law School and has written articles on other employment topics for the Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Blog and the California Labor and Employment Law Review.
Prior to becoming a civil litigator, Mr. Osofsky served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Rosalyn M. Chapman of the United States District Court, Central District of California. In addition, he is a former volunteer prosecutor for Orange County, where he handled numerous criminal matters and, as sole counsel, tried a domestic violence case to jury verdict and secured a guilty conviction against the perpetrator.
Mr. Osofsky earned his J.D. and MBA from UC Davis, where he graduated Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. He is the recipient of the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence (awarded for highest test performance in class) for Constitutional Law II and Business Associations. Upon graduation, Mr. Osofsky was selected by the law school faculty to receive the annual Russell D. Jura Scholarship Award for excellence in academics. He earned his B.A. (Dean’s Honor List) from UCLA, where he studied psychology and public policy and received a national community service award after he created one of UCLA’s largest student-run philanthropy fundraisers, raising thousands of dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network.
As a law student, Mr. Osofsky won numerous top distinctions for oral advocacy, including the honor of representing the United States at the international championship in law school negotiations, where he prevailed as a world champion. Mr. Osofsky was also recognized as a “Best Oral Advocate” at a national appellate advocacy competition and was an avid competitor in mock trial and client counseling. In addition, he served as Chair of the law school’s Moot Court Board, and, in that role, led a board-wide effort to create a national, inter-school appellate advocacy competition on the topic of asylum and refugee law (which endures today). He also served as an editor of the UC Davis Business Law Journal.
Mr. Osofsky is proud of his continued involvement with his alma mater law school, which includes traveling to Davis, California multiple times each year to volunteer as a coach and judge for academic competitions. In 2013, he spearheaded an effort to launch his law school’s Young Alumni Association, which he currently oversees on a statewide level.