Ron Klain

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Revolution LLC


Ron Klain is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Revolution LLC.

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 portrayed by Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey 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 and John Kerry.

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 serves as a Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and the Executive Committee of TechNet.

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.

Today, with Washington gridlocked and our politics polarized, it is startups, not bipartisan legislative coalitions that are challenging outdated regulatory regimes and demanding change.