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Ronald A. Klain

Ronald A. Klain, Chief Legal Officer

Ron Klain oversees Airbnb’s global legal and ethics functions and community policy team.

Ron served as the 30th White House Chief of Staff, from January 2021 to February 2023 – the longest tenure of any Democratic President’s first chief of staff.  

Ron’s career in public service began as a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Byron White for the Court’s 1987 and 1988 Terms. Following his time clerking at the Supreme Court, Ron was Chief Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Staff Director of the Senate Democratic Leadership Committees, Associate Counsel for Judicial Selection under President Clinton, Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore, Chief of Staff and Counselor to the US Attorney General, and Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden. In the Obama administration, Ron served as White House Ebola Response Coordinator, to tackle the West African Ebola epidemic of 2014-15. 

In the private sector, Ron has served as Partner and National Practice Group Chair at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, from 1999-2004 and again in 2023. Earlier he was General Counsel for the technology investment firm Revolution LLC from 2005 to 2020. 

Ron is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia only.