Speaker Profile

Hon. Beth Labson Freeman
U.S. District Judge / Northern District, CA

Judge Beth Labson Freeman is a judge on the Federal Court in the Northern District of California, appointed by President Obama in 2014. 

Judge Freeman sits in the San Jose Division, where she hears a broad array of cases, including antitrust, civil rights, consumer class actions, commercial litigation, and technology cases, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. She serves on the Northern District’s patent local rules and jury instruction committees.

Judge Freeman was previously a Superior Court Judge in San Mateo County, Calif. from 2001 to 2014. Judge Freeman served as presiding judge and assistant presiding judge of the San Mateo Court.

Prior to her appointment to the bench in 2001, Judge Freeman was deputy county counsel in San Mateo County, and an associate attorney at Lasky, Haas and Cohler in San Francisco, and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson in Washington, D.C.

Judge Freeman is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and University of California, Berkeley.