Mr. Klein was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 1972 and practiced law in California continuously thereafter until his retirement from the international law firm, K&L Gates, effective March 1, 2014.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Mr. Klein practiced in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He was lead counsel on scores of public offerings, representing both issuers and underwriters, for companies in such diverse industries as biotechnology, medical and research products, Internet and software companies and manufacturing and service companies. Mr. Klein represented underwriters ranging from regional investment banks to bulge bracket underwriters. Mr. Klein’s public offering work included several initial and follow-on public offerings for foreign private issuers with operations and facilities based in the People’s Republic of China. His practice also involved representing public and private issuers in private placement, offshore and venture capital financings, public companies in portfolio and venture investments and investment bankers serving as placement agents in PIPE (“private investment, public equity”) offerings. He also handled mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies and provided management and boards of directors with general business legal advice. Mr. Klein assisted litigators in his own firm in the area of securities litigation and has been retained as an expert on securities law in the defense of securities litigation. Mr. Klein was selected to Southern California Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers magazine in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012.