Ronald A. Klain

Washington, D.C.

Education: Harvard Law School, JD; Georgetown University, AB

Ronald A. Klain is a lawyer in Washington, served as a senior White House aide to Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and was a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. He has held a wide variety of legal and policy positions in government, including his service as the White House Ebola response coordinator, chief of staff to Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, chief of staff to the attorney general, associate counsel to the president, and chief counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has also been an adviser in seven presidential campaigns, and has played a senior rol
Latest from Ronald A. Klain

We must plan now for how to get back to business later

We need a new way of thinking about risk management when it comes to the coronavirus.

March 25, 2020

We’re past ‘if’ on the coronavirus. We’re on to ‘how bad will it be?’

This requires an “all of government” response.

January 22, 2020

A program protecting us from deadly pandemic is about to expire

Congress must renew the Ebola response program.

December 27, 2019

The Ebola epidemic is in full swing. Where is the Trump administration?

The lack of leadership at the White House in confronting this threat feels larger every day.

October 1, 2019

Robert Mueller’s testimony seems destined to disappoint. But Democrats could make it worthwhile.

Instead of rehashing Mueller's report, Democrats should use the hearings to justify continued investigations beyond the report.

July 22, 2019

It’s time to declare a public health emergency on Ebola

Congo is facing the second worst outbreak in history. It’s time the WHO and the United States to step up.

July 10, 2019

We need to prepare for a complete reversal of the role the Supreme Court plays in our lives

For decades, the court has been associated with social change. Could that end?

June 11, 2019

Trump is a policy simpleton, but he’s a shrewd survivor

The president might just use a potential $2 trillion package to boost his reelection chances.

May 5, 2019

Robert Mueller failed to do his duty

The special counsel’s report fell short in many respects.

April 19, 2019

Yes, Democrats failed in 2016. And we can learn from it.

Clinton supporters need to have a more open mind about the route to 2020.

April 2, 2019