Ron Klain
Ron Klain

Ron Klain, who was president Biden’s chief of staff until Feb. 8, has returned to O’Melveny, where he will head the law firm’s strategic counseling and crisis management practice.

He will advise top executives at healthcare, technology, transportation, infrastructure, private equity and finance companies about pressing geopolitical and reputation risks.

Klain was a partner at O’Melveny from 1999 to 2004.

Prior to joining the firm, he was assistant to president Clinton and chief of staff to VP Al Gore.

In 2009, Klain became an aide to president Obama and chief of staff to VP Biden. He joined Biden’s presidential campaign and was named White House chief by president-elect Biden in November 2020.

In the Biden White House, Klain was responsible for overseeing the passage of the $1.9T American Rescue Plan Act, Infrastructure and Jobs Act, Inflation Reduction Act and the confirmation of a record number of federal judges by a new president.

In welcoming Klain back to the firm, O’Melveny chair Bradley Butwin said clients will benefit from his “strategic counsel and singular insights on issues related to national and international policy, legal disputes, crisis management and the global regulatory environment.”