General Counsel @ Revolution
Ron Klain is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Revolution.
Prior to joining Revolution, Ron was a Partner and National Practice Group Chair at O’Melveny & Myers LLP. While on leave from the firm, he gained national notice as General Counsel for the Gore Recount Committee in 2000, in recognition of which he was selected as one of National Law Journal’s “Lawyers of the Year” and was featured in the HBO film Recount. Ron began his legal career as a Law Clerk to Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White, and later served as Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In addition to his career in law and business, Ron has extensive public service experience, most recently as the White House Ebola Response Coordinator from October 2014 to February 2015. Earlier, he served as Chief of Staff to Vice President Biden and a Senior Aide to President Obama; Chief of Staff for Vice President Al Gore and Attorney General Janet Reno; and Staff Director for the Senate Democratic Leadership Committee. He has served as a top debate preparation advisor to Presidents Obama and Clinton, as well as Democratic Presidential nominees Al Gore, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.
Active in a number of civic and non-profit groups, Ron has served as Chairman of the Board of the Vice President’s Residence Foundation, a member of the Board of Visitors of Harvard Law School, and a Board Member of the American Constitution Society and the American Progress Action Fund. He also serves as a Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and is a contributing columnist at The Washington Post.
Ron is a summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown University (where he serves as an Adjunct Professor) and holds a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review and won the Sears Prize for the highest grade average in 1985.