Klain to Serve As Biden’s Chief of Staff

By Nitya

Nov 13, 2008 8:55am

Democratic sources tell ABC News that Vice President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Ron Klain to be his White House chief of staff.

Klain served in that same role at the White House for Vice President Al Gore at the very end of the Clinton administration. He previously served under Biden as Chief Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee when Biden chaired that committee.

That Biden asked Klain to work for him was first reported Wednesday by Roll Call, but a Democratic source tells ABC News that the job has been a done deal since last week.

Klain may be best known as chief lawyer for Gore during the Florida recount in 2000; his role was later dramatically re-created by actor Kevin Spacey in the HBO movie "Recount."

The former Supreme Court clerk worked for O’Melveny & Myers and the investment firm Revolution.

- jpt

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