Partner, Clifford Chance
George Kleinfeld is a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office, specializing in international economic regulation and foreign investment matters. Mr. Kleinfeld has particular expertise counseling clients on regulation of international trade and investment transactions under US foreign trade controls, particularly US economic sanctions. For each of the past 7 years, the Chambers USA directory has assigned him its highest rating (Band One) for expertise in his areas of practice.
Mr. Kleinfeld began his career in 1984 at the US Treasury Department, serving as an international lawyer in the Office of the General Counsel. Headvises several of the world’s leading international banks and multinationals on sanctions and export control risk mitigation issues. He has presented at a wide range of conferences and seminars on this subject and contributed to leading publications, includingthe Journal of World Trade, International Lawyer, Financial Times and International Trade Law & Regulation. He also taught on US foreign trade controls for several years as an Adjunct Professor at the George Mason University Law School.
Mr. Kleinfeld holds a law degree and a Masters in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with academic honors and was the first fellowship recipient and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute of Law and Economics. He obtained his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.