Michael J Klein, Esq

Michael J. Klein, Esq.

Legal Counsel, NMLEA Advisory Board

Mr. Klein earned a B.A. in Economics from Emory University and a J.D. in law from The American University, Washington College of Law.  Thereafter, he clerked for a federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  As a Fulbright Scholar in Geneva, Switzerland, he conducted post-graduate work in International Law & Law of the Sea.  Mr. Klein has practiced law with several international law firms in Europe and in Washington, D.C., handling matters involving International, Transportation and Tax law, including representation of commercial shipping interests and of non-profit organizations.

As Program Director with the International Law Institute, Mr. Klein directed World Bank and USAID legal training for foreign government officials, including law enforcement for the Russian Federation.  He has taught at several law schools, including a course on International Legal & Tax Environment.  Mr. Klein has also served as faculty advisor on seminars in Defense, Intelligence & Diplomacy and has several years of training and experience as a criminal investigator.  He has prosecuted criminal defendants and has extensive practical knowledge of law enforcement and criminal justice, under both domestic as well as international jurisdiction.