Karen Klein
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
Relativity

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Karen Klein began her professional career 26 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Relativity. Relativity makes software to help users organize data, discover the truth and act on it. Its SaaS platform RelativityOne manages large volumes of data and quickly identifies key issues during litigation and internal investigations.


Klein first got her start in 1995 as an attorney at Katten Muchin Rosenman. From there, she went on to Platinum Technology, before eventually rising to executive vice president and general counsel at Ticketmaster, her most recent position prior to joining Relativity.


Klein graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology with a JD and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an undergraduate degree in international relations and political science.


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  1. During her time at Relativity, Klein has played an instrumental role in completing multiple business transactions, including a pending significant minority investment by private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and the acquisition of VerQu, a data management software company. Klein has also matured legal processes and expanded the Relativity legal team to support the company’s growth into multiple new geographies and segments. Additionally, she’s implementing RFPs and law firm guidelines to increase diverse representation among external counsel working on company matters. Upon joining Relativity, Klein made a commitment to increase use of diverse outside counsel and issued an RFP that included diverse staffing requirements within months of joining the company to choose M&A counsel. Billable hours by diverse attorneys on those matters over her tenure has tremendously has exceeded all time billed. Klein has worked 100% remote since joining Relativity. As an executive who has been remote to various companies’ headquarters since 2007, Klein has a unique perspective that allowed her to effectively lead a new team despite the inability to “see” her team in an office setting.

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