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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 New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.

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Scott Altman
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"Why Parents' Interests Matter." Ethics 133 (forthcoming 2023): 271.

Jonathan Barnett
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