* In 1994, Time magazine named Klain one of the “50 most promising leaders in America” under the age of 40.
* In 1999, Washingtonian magazine named Klain the top lawyer in DC under the age of 40.
* In 1999, the American Bar Association’s Barrister magazine named Klain one of the top 20 young lawyers in the United States.
* In 2000, the National Law Journal named Klain one of its Lawyers of the Year.
* At one time, Klain acted as an informal advisor to U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-Indiana), who served in the Senate from 1999-2011.