General Counsel & Chief of Staff
Keith Bray joined CSBA as General Counsel and Director of the Education Legal Alliance in December 2011. In this capacity, he is responsible for professional legal counsel to CSBA leadership, management and member districts. He oversees legal department programs, services and activities, and provides hands-on legal and strategic advice regarding all legal matters affecting the association. Mr. Bray also directs the activities and responses of the Education Legal Alliance to the requests for support in legal and legislative matters.
Bray joined CSBA with more than 23 years of experience in the areas of labor negotiations, personnel matters, contract preparation and review, policy updates and development, special education, facility construction and leases, open meeting laws, charter schools and administrative hearings. Prior to joining CSBA, Bray served as general counsel and chief of staff for the Placer County Office of Education and was responsible for overseeing all litigation along with serving as legal counsel for the Placer County Board of Education. Prior to that, he served as an attorney for Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard and also spent six years with Girard & Vinson, including time as a partner. Bray received a bachelor's degree in economics and psychology from California State University, Chico and a law degree from the McGeorge School of Law.