Ronald A. Klain


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Ron Klain draws on four decades of experience in law, finance, policymaking, and politics to advise clients across industries on national and international legal issues, crisis management, and the global regulatory environment.

Having served as a key advisor to three US Presidents—most recently as White House Chief of Staff in the Biden-Harris administration—Ron is sought after when the stakes are at their highest. President Biden described Ron as “a once-in-a-generation talent” and a “fiercely brilliant intellect” with “a heart as big as his head.”


Corporate & Government Experience

Government Experience

  • Chief of Staff, White House
  • Coordinator of the US Ebola Response, White House
  • Senior Aide, White House
  • Chief of Staff, Vice President’s Office
  • Chief of Staff and Counselor, Office of the Attorney General
  • Staff Director, Senate Democratic Leadership Committee
  • Chief Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Associate Counsel, White House

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for the TIME100 List of Global Leaders (2021)
  • Selected as a National Law Journal “Lawyer of the Year” (2000)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude; Sears Prize; Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Georgetown University, A.B., summa cum laude 

Professional Activities


  • Member, Board of Visitors of Harvard Law School
  • Board Member, American Progress Action Fund
  • Board Member, American Constitution Society
  • Board Member, Executive Council of TechNet
  • Board Member, Democracy Forward Foundation
  • External Advisory Board Member, World Economic Forum’s Global Health Security Project and the Ending Pandemics Project


  • Honorable Byron R. White, Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

Adjunct Professor

  • Harvard Law School (2017-2023)
  • Georgetown University (2014-2019)