- UCLA School of Law (J.D., 1996); Member of the UCLA Law Review, Recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award
- University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School) (B.S., Economics, 1993) (B.A., Political Science, 1993)
Greg Klein is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP, where he is co-chair of the firm's Transactions Practice and has served multiple terms on the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Klein has over 20 years of experience specializing in private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters across a wide range of sectors.
As part of his practice, Mr. Klein has represented private equity funds, venture funds, hedge funds and other institutional money managers such as Genstar Capital, Angeles Equity Partners, Gores Group, Platinum Equity, Bregal Partners, US Renewables Group and Beach Point Capital.
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr. Klein one of the 40 "Most Influential M&A Advisors" in Los Angeles. Mr. Klein has been recognized as a "leading individual" in Corporate/M&A by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and praised for providing "high-end legal advice coupled with strategic and business insight." The Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal named him one of California's top 20 attorneys under 40 years of age and Investment Dealers' Digest Magazine also named him one of the 40 most prominent men and women in deal making under 40 years of age. Additionally, Mr. Klein has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Klein was General Counsel for Archive Inc., a business-to-business software company backed by Mayfield Fund, from February 2000 to May 2001.
Mr. Klein provides pro bono legal services to Bright Star Schools, a non-profit organization that operates charter schools serving underprivileged communities in Los Angeles.
Bar & Court Admissions
- 1996, California