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Brian Klein
USC Gould School of Law

Brian Klein

Lecturer in Law

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Telephone: (424) 652-7814
699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: February 9, 2021




An accomplished trial attorney, Brian Klein, a partner at Waymaker LLP, is known for successful advocacy for his clients in a wide variety of state and federal forums across the country. He is a former federal prosecutor who handles high-stakes civil litigation and criminal and regulatory defense matters, including those before the DOJ, SEC, CFTC, FTC, CFPB and state authorities.

Klein’s clients are successful entrepreneurs and professionals, fast-growing and innovative companies, as well as entertainment industry icons. Based on his accomplishments, Klein has been repeatedly recognized as a “Super Lawyer.” A recognized player in the technology industry, Klein chairs the annual American Bar Association’s blockchain and digital currency national institute. He also speaks internationally about cutting-edge litigation issues, and for years has taught a criminal practice seminar at the USC Gould School of Law.

Klein is admitted to practice in the states of California, Washington and New York, as well as before numerous federal courts around the country including the Central and Northern Districts of California and the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He graduated from the NYU School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington.

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The Washington Post
July 28, 2021
Re: Clare Pastore

Clare Pastore was interviewed about the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. “The DFEH would want to take on cases to set precedents, against particularly bad actors, if there are lot of complaints about the same employer, or to send a wake up call to the industry," she said.

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