- 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 serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Klein has over 19 years of experience specializing in securities regulation, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate matters across a wide range of sectors.
The Los Angeles Business Journal named Mr. Klein one of the 40 "Most Influential M&A Advisors" in Los Angeles in 2013. In the 2011-2012 editions of Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, Mr. Klein is recognized as a "leading individual" in Corporate/M&A and praised for providing "high-end legal advice coupled with strategic and business insight." In 2008, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal named him one of California's top 20 attorneys under 40 years of age. That same year, 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, since 2004, Mr. Klein has consistently been recognized as a Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in mergers and acquisitions.
As part of his practice, Mr. Klein has represented private equity funds, venture funds, hedge funds and other institutional money managers such as Platinum Equity, Bregal Partners, GFI Energy Ventures (Oaktree Capital Management's energy vehicle), US Renewables Group, Beach Point Capital Management and Post Advisory Group, and their portfolio companies.
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