Mr. Kleinman also assists general counsel and corporations that have robust legal needs by coordinating service delivery, project management and budgeting across all sections of the firm.
EducationJ.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1983, Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1979
Significant AccomplishmentsRepresented companies in industries such as telecommunications hardware, enterprise software, wireless PCS and international distribution in IPOs, public offerings of equity and debt and 144A transactions
Represented buyers and sellers of companies in industries such as technology, software, service, and industrial products in mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, auctions, Private Equity and ESOP transactions
Represented publicly traded companies in connection with corporate governance matters, defensive measures and SEC reporting and compliance
Represented industrial and service companies in connection with the formation of domestic and international joint ventures and strategic partnerships
Represented start-up companies and their investors in segments such as VOIP, network processors, semiconductors, outsourcing and internet media in seed and venture capital fundings, stock option plans, stockholder agreements and strategic agreements.
Mr. Kleinman has written and spoken extensively on corporate governance and Sarbanes-Oxley topics.
Professional AssociationsAmerican Bar Association (Business Law Section, Committee on the Regulation of Securities);
Co-Chair, Best Practices Program, Corporate Compliance Center, 2004-2007;
Board of Directors, Metroplex Technology Business Counsel;
College of the State Bar of Texas 2005-2006;
Development Board, University of Texas at Dallas;
Board of Directors, Texas General Counsel Forum, 2008, 2009;
Steering Committee, General Counsel Netweavers;
Partner, CEO Netweavers;
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation;
Member, Corporate Practices Committee & Public Company Affairs Committee, Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals.
"Best Practices for Corporate Governance and Compliance" (Book Chapter), Inside the Minds, Co-Author with Larry Gaydos, Aspatore Books, 2008.
"Managing Reputation Risk," Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, 2007.
"Above and Beyond," The Deal, 2004.
"Directors' Duty to Respond to Whistleblower Reports and Implement a Compliance Program," Directorship, 2003.
"The (Developing) Role of the Legal Department Under 404," American Society of Corporate Secretaries, 2004.
"Attorney Standards of Professional Conduct: Practical Implications for Legal Departments and Law Firms," Haynes and Boone's Corporate Officers Forum 2003.
"Sarbanes-Oxley Codes of Ethics: Practical Considerations," Haynes and Boone Legal Officers Forum, 2002.
"The Board's Duty of Oversight," Haynes and Boone Legal Officers Forum, 2002.
"Practical Aspects of Going Public," Haynes and Boone Legal Officers Forum, 2002.
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