Kenneth Klein

Fund Formation & Investment Management, International Tax & Transfer Pricing, Investment Management

Ken “specializes in international tax of the utmost complexity."
Legal 500


Kenneth Klein counsels his client on matters related to international taxation, tax planning, tax transactions, tax controversies, and public policy. His experience includes advising clients on tax-related aspects of a variety of transactions, as well as regulations, legislation, private letter rulings, examinations, administrative appeals, and amicus briefs. He represents domestic and international clients in a range of industries, including manufacturing, shipping, finance, software, technology, pharmaceuticals, services, real estate, agricultural, trading and entertainment. Ken represents the shipping industry in the OECD Pillar One and Pillar Two projects.



  • Named to Legal 500 Hall of Fame: Tax, International Tax
  • “Font of practical advice.” - Legal 500
  • Named to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers by Euromoney/International Tax Review.
  • Named among "Best Tax Lawyers" in Washington DC by Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Post Magazine.
  • Featured as a “Leading Lawyer” for tax in Washington DC by Super Lawyers.
  • Received the “Distinguished Service Scroll Award” from the University of Georgia School of Law.
  • Former Chair, Washinton International Tax Study Group
  • Former Board member and President, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia


  • The University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude
    Articles Editor, Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law
  • ジョージタウン大学ロースクール, Masters of Laws in Taxation
  • University of Delaware, BA, magna cum laude


  • ワシントンDC弁護士


  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Tax Court
  • US District Court for the District of Columbia
  • US Court of Federal Claims


  • Board of Trustees, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, 2009–; Vice President, 2014-2016; President, 2016-2018 
  • Board of Visitors, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Law Alumni Board, Emeritus, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Dean Rusk International Law Center Council, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Board of Advisors, Dean Rusk Center - International, Comparative and Graduate Legal Studies, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Distinguished Service Scroll Award, University of Georgia School of Law, June 2009
  • Chair, Washington International Tax Study Group 
  • Board of Trustees, The Langley School (McLean, Va), Chair (1999-2001) and Member (1994-2001)
  • American Society of International Law, Past Chair, Budget Committee, and Past Member, Budget Committee, Executive Committee and Executive Council, and International Taxation Correspondent-International Legal Materials
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation 
  • American Bar Association (Taxation Section)
  • International Fiscal Association