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Jeffrey Kaliel

Jeffrey Kaliel earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 2005. He graduated from Amherst College summa cum laude in 2000 with a degree in Political Science, and spent one year studying Philosophy at Cambridge University, England.

Over the last 10 years, Jeff has built substantial class action experience. He has received “Washington D.C. Rising Stars Super Lawyers 2015″ recognition. 

Jeff has been appointed lead Class Counsel in numerous nationwide and state-specific class actions. In those cases, Jeff has won contested class certification motions, defended dispositive motions, engaged in data-intensive discovery and worked extensively with economics and information technology experts to build damages models. Jeff has also successfully resolved numerous class actions by settlement, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in relief for millions of class members. 

Currently Jeff is actively litigating several national class action cases, including actions against financial services entities and other entities involved in predatory lending and financial services targeting America’s most vulnerable populations.

Jeff's class action successes extend beyond financial services litigation.  He seeks to lead cases that serve the public interest.  Jeff has worked with nonprofits such as the Humane Society, Compassion Over Killing, and the National Consumers League to fight for truth in the marketplace on food and animal products.

Jeff Kaliel

Jeff has over a decade of experience in high-stakes litigation.  He was in the Honors Program at the Department of Homeland Security, where he worked on the Department’s appellate litigation.  Jeff also helped investigate the DHS response to Hurricane Katrina in preparation for a Congressional inquiry.  Jeff also served as a Special Assistant US Attorney in the Southern District of California, prosecuting border-related crimes.

Jeff is a former Staff Sergeant in the Army, with Airborne and Mountain Warfare qualifications.  He is a veteran of the second Iraq war, having served in Iraq in 2003.

Jeff is admitted to practice in California and Washington, DC, and in appellate and district courts across the country. 

Jeff lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Debbie, and their three children.


Sophia Goren Gold

Sophia Goren Gold is a third-generation Plaintiffs’ lawyer. A summa cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Sophia has spent her entire career fighting for justice. 

Sophia has participated in numerous individual and class cases in both state and federal courts across the country. She recently spearheaded litigation against a major financial institution resulting in a seven-figure settlement on behalf of a nationwide class. 

In addition to providing monetary relief, Sophia’s extensive litigation experience has resulted in real-world positive change. She brought litigation which resulted in the elimination of the Tampon Tax in the State of Florida, and she was influential in changing the state of Delaware’s Medicaid policy, resulting in greater access to life-saving medication. 

A fierce advocate for those in need, Sophia’s practice centers around taking on financial institutions, insurance companies, and other large corporate interests. Sophia's practice areas include personal injury, medical malpractice, consumer protection, and false advertising cases. 

Sophia is admitted to practice in California and Washington, D.C. When not working, Sophia enjoys spending time with her husband and their goldendoodle.