Benjamin D. Klein represents clients in complex commercial, regulatory, and white collar criminal matters, including government investigations by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other enforcement agencies. Benjamin advises clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and UK Bribery Act 2010 compliance, cross-border investigations, and anticorruption due diligence for acquisitions, joint ventures, and other transactions. He represents both individual and corporate defendants in criminal investigations, enforcement actions, and other regulatory proceedings.
In addition to his litigation work, Benjamin conducts internal investigations and risk assessments both in the United States and internationally, as well as developing remediation plans responsive to the issues identified.
With experience in international criminal law matters, Benjamin has worked on cases brought before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge Tribunal) and the Special Court for Sierra Leone (Sierra Leone Tribunal). Most recently, he served as Assistant Independent Counsel in two Sierra Leone Tribunal witness-tampering prosecutions: Independent Counsel v. Taylor and Independent Counsel v. Senessie.
As a law student, Benjamin worked as a DOJ intern in the Office of the Solicitor General and the Criminal Division’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (formerly named the Domestic Security Section). Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Benjamin clerked for Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi of the US District Court for the District of Hawaii.
In 2013, he helped prosecute and convict Prince Taylor, a former investigator for the Charles Taylor defense team, of witness tampering. In 2012, he similarly helped convict Eric Senessie, a former member of the Revolutionary United Front, of related charges. In 2010, Mr. Klein worked as a Bates fellow in the Office of the International Co-Prosecutor for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (Khmer Rouge Tribunal), where he assisted with the appeal of the Kaing Guek Eav (aka Duch) judgment and the trials of Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary, Ieng Thirith, and Khieu Samphan.
London School of Economics and Political Science, 2007, M.S.c.
University of Michigan Law School, 2010, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, 2006, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Recipient, Clara Belfield and Henry Bates Overseas Fellowship (2010)
Recipient, Rotary International Ambassadorial Fellowship (2006)