Kimberly W. Klayman

Partner
Philadelphia
Kimberly W. Klayman has broad experience representing privately held emerging companies, as well as venture capital, private equity funds, family offices and corporate venture groups that invest in high growth companies. She works with companies through the entire corporate life cycle, including pre-formation and general corporate counseling, venture capital financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Kimberly also counsels investors and platform companies in strategic acquisitions of high growth companies.

Professional Highlights

Judicial Internship

Hon. Timothy Rice, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Summer 2011

Recognition & Accomplishments

The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2023

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, "Philly's Global Lawyers: Educating and Training International Lawyers in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area," Philadelphia Bar Association," October 6, 2017

Panelist, "Navigating Firm Life," University of Pennsylvania Law School, October 20, 2014

Panelist, "Starting a Health Care Practice," Temple Pediatric Dental School, October 16, 2014

Board Memberships & Community Service

Haddassah Women's Organization

Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF)
Director, Young Leadership Board of Directors

Publications

Co-author, "‘Do these investors share my values?’ This is your founder diligence checklist," Technical.ly, June 23, 2022

Co-author, "Could New 'Smaller Reporting Company' Rules Affect GC Compensation?" The Legal Intelligencer, September 7, 2018

Co-author, "Where Have All the Initial Public Offerings Gone?" The Legal Intelligencer, August 8, 2017

Co-author, "What Will the (Securities) Rules Look Like?" The Legal Intelligencer, January 30, 2017

Credentials 

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 2013, cum laude)
Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Constitutional Law Journal; Recipient, National Clinical Legal Education Association's 2013 Outstanding Student Award; Social Events and Communications Chair, Graduate and Professional Student Association

Boston University (B.A. 2010, summa cum laude)
Member, Phi Beta Kappa; Recipient, Department Prize for Excellence in English

Languages

Fluent in Hebrew and Arabic

Admissions

New Jersey

Pennsylvania