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Brian Klein
USC Gould School of Law

Brian Klein

Lecturer in Law

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Telephone: (424) 652-7814
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: February 9, 2021




An accomplished trial attorney, Brian Klein, a partner at Waymaker LLP, is known for successful advocacy for his clients in a wide variety of state and federal forums across the country. He is a former federal prosecutor who handles high-stakes civil litigation and criminal and regulatory defense matters, including those before the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, FTC, CFPB and state authorities.

Klein’s clients are successful entrepreneurs and professionals, fast-growing and innovative companies, as well as entertainment industry icons. Based on his accomplishments, Klein has been repeatedly recognized as a “Super Lawyer.” A recognized player in the technology industry, Klein chairs the annual American Bar Association’s blockchain and digital currency national institute. He also speaks internationally about cutting-edge litigation issues, and for years has taught a criminal practice seminar at the USC Gould School of Law.

Klein is admitted to practice in the states of California, Washington and New York, as well as before numerous federal courts around the country including the Central and Northern Districts of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He graduated from the NYU School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Volokh Conspiracy
October 1, 2022
Re: Robin Craig

Robin Craig was cited in an article about Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, in which the Sacketts are challenging the EPA's authority to regulate the use of their land under the Clean Water Act. Even if a given parcel (such as the Sackett's property) is not part of the "waters of the United States," activities on that parcel that result in pollution reaching regulated waters could be sufficient to subject such activities to federal regulation, she said. Please note this is a citation of a blog post by Craig on the American College of Environmental Lawyers website.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.

Felipe Jiménez
August, 2022

"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).