Mike E. Klein Bio
Assistant General Counsel
Mike Klein joined the Altria family of companies in 2005 and is an assistant general counsel responsible for managing litigation support, with primary responsibility for the collection, processing and production of ESI.
Prior to joining Altria, Mike was a partner in the Washington DC office of Patton Boggs, LLP where he focused primarily on commercial litigation. Prior to joining Patton Boggs in 1999, Mike served as an attorney in the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he prosecuted more than 70 courts-martial and also served a tour of duty at the Pentagon where he was responsible for all legal matters involving General Officers. Prior to becoming a JAG in 1993, Mike served as an Infantry Officer, serving in both the 82nd Airborne Division and 1st Special Operations Command.
After leaving active duty in 1999, Mike was appointed as a JAG in the United States Army Reserve. In December 2001, in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, he was recalled to active duty service as one of three trial team leaders charged with trying suspected terrorists pursuant to the President’s Military Order creating military commissions. In January 2002, Mike deployed to Afghanistan to lead the military investigation of suspected terrorists captured on the battlefield. His work on the military commissions resulted in further deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as well as extensive work in New York and Virginia with the United States Attorneys responsible for trying Al Qaeda operative Zacarias Moussaoui.
In August 2002 Mike’s recall to active duty ended and he returned to private practice in Washington DC. He remained active in the United States Army Reserve, and retired from the Army in October 2006, as a lieutenant colonel, after more than 21 years of service.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York (1985), a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia (1993), and a Masters of Law degree from The Judge Advocate General’s School, Army, Charlottesville, Virginia (1997).
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