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Corporate Partner Roger Klein Joins Sheppard Mullin Washington D.C.

Prominent Attorney Deepens Firm's East Coast Transactional Presence

March 1, 2011

Roger A. Klein has joined the Washington, D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group.  Klein most recently was a partner at Howrey LLP in Washington, D.C., chair of the firm's Corporate and Transactional practice and general counsel to the firm. 

Klein has more than 35 years of experience involving multinational corporate and commercial transactions.  He has served as lead counsel in corporate acquisitions totaling billions of dollars, including acquisitions of several large defense contractors, a large luxury hotel, major sports facilities, luxury cruise ships and numerous publications.  Klein has provided representation with respect to a wide range of commercial matters, including debt and equity financing, teaming arrangements, employment contracts, distribution arrangements and real estate transactions.  In addition, he has counseled corporations with respect to internal investigations, including option-granting practices and corporate governance-related issues and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act related matters.  Klein served for several years as a member, and during his final year of service as the Vice-Chair of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility.

"Roger has an excellent reputation in the D.C. legal community and we are very excited to welcome him.  He deepens the firm's corporate presence on the East Coast, which has been a strategic goal of the firm," said Guy Halgren, chairman of Sheppard Mullin. 

Commented Klein, "Sheppard Mullin is a top-notch full service firm that offers an excellent transactional platform to grow my practice.  I am impressed by the strength and depth of the firm's corporate group and look forward to working closely with my new partners."

"Roger will be a great asset to the firm and we are thrilled to have him join the D.C. office," commented Ed Schiff, managing partner of Sheppard Mullin's Washington, D.C. office.  "He brings strong transactional expertise, which complements our existing areas of industry specialty, such as defense contracting, hospitality, real estate and technology." 

Klein received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1974 and a B.A. from Washington University (St. Louis) in 1971. 

Sheppard Mullin has 50 attorneys based in its Washington D.C. office.  The firm's Corporate practice group includes more than 100 attorneys firmwide. 

About Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service AmLaw 100 firm with more than 550 attorneys in 11 offices located in the United States and Asia.  Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions.  In the U.S., the firm's clients include more than half of the Fortune 100.