Mr. Klein has been ranked as a leading investment funds attorney and praised for being “extraordinarily smart and market-savvy.”Chambers USA 2013

Scott P. Klein


Scott P. Klein retired from the partnership on November 30, 2017. He was the founding partner and global Co-chair of the firm's Investment Funds Practice. Mr. Klein focused on all forms of private equity and investment fund capital formation, the structuring and negotiation of international joint ventures and strategic alliances, and related transactions. He also advised on strategic organizational structuring for acquisitions, co-investments, and similar complex transactions. Mr. Klein also served as a member of the firm’s Finance Committee.

Mr. Klein regularly advised private fund sponsors globally in the organization, capital formation, negotiation, and operation of private investment funds, including buyout, venture capital, energy, debt, real estate, hedge, emerging markets, workout, “special situation,” and other funds. He also counseled fund sponsors in the strategic structuring of their internal organization and management. In addition to his work in private investment fund formation and organization, Mr. Klein has extensive experience in the strategic structuring of US and international vehicles through which fund sponsors operate and invest their funds, as well as in the formation and negotiation of other US and international joint ventures and strategic alliances.

As part of his practice, Mr. Klein advised private investment fund sponsors on a broad array of regulatory and compliance matters, including under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.


  • Education
    • JD, Stanford University Law School, 1988
    • BA, Colgate University, 1984
Notice: We appreciate your interest in Latham & Watkins. If your inquiry relates to a legal matter and you are not already a current client of the firm, please do not transmit any confidential information to us. Before taking on a representation, we must determine whether we are in a position to assist you and agree on the terms and conditions of engagement with you. Until we have completed such steps, we will not be deemed to have a lawyer-client relationship with you, and will have no duty to keep confidential the information we receive from you. Thank you for your understanding.