November 15, 2022

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Eastern Time

A Conversation with Ron Klain, White House Chief of Staff

Maurer School of Law Room TBD, Bloomington, Indiana

Join us for a conversation with the White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain! Mr. Klain will be joining us virtually to provide us with insight into his day-to-day life and overall career.

Klain graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University. He also graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review. He started his legal career as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Byron White. He worked in private practice with a focus on constitutional, commercial, technology, and election law. He served as general counsel for the Gore Recount Committee in 2000. From 1989 to 1992, Klain served as the chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee when Joe Biden was the committee's chairman. He also worked as chief of staff for Vice President Al Gore, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, and Vice President Joe Biden. He was the White House Ebola response coordinator in 2014 and 2015. Klain was also an advisor for several Democratic presidential campaigns, including the campaigns of Bill Clinton, Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Biden. Biden named Klain his White House chief of staff and assistant to the president on November 11, 2020. "Ron has been invaluable to me over the many years that we have worked together, including as we rescued the American economy from one of the worst downturns in our history in 2009 and later overcame a daunting public health emergency in 2014," Biden said in a statement.