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Henry Klehm III

Practice Leader Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement


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  • University of Pennsylvania (J.D. cum laude 1988; Special Projects Editor, Law Review; John M. Olin Foundation Fellow in Law & Economics); Villanova University (B.S. in Business [Finance] cum laude 1980)

Bar Admissions

  • New York and Pennsylvania


  • Law Clerk to Hon. Daniel H. Huyett 3rd, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1988-1989)

Government Service

  • Served with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Enforcement Division Northeast Regional Office in the following positions: Senior Associate Regional Director (1996-1999), Senior Assistant and Assistant Regional Director (1993-1996), Branch Chief (1990-1992), and Staff Attorney (1989-1990)

Henry Klehm, co-head of the Firm’s Securities Litigation & SEC Enforcement Practice, brings almost 30 years of experience at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a senior enforcement officer, a senior in-house lawyer at two global financial institutions, and a public company director. In the last ten years, Henry has acted as counsel in major corporate investigations and civil and criminal enforcement actions throughout the world. He counsels boards, corporations, and financial institutions on cross-border internal investigations, crisis management, corporate governance, and effective compliance and ethics programs, as well as legal matters related to internal control, auditing, litigation loss contingencies (ASC 450), and whistleblowers.

Recent representations include public companies, audit and special committees, financial institutions, and senior corporate officers in investigations and litigation involving disclosure, complex financial products, financial reporting, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, and economic sanctions.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Henry was Deutsche Bank’s global head of compliance and Prudential Financial’s deputy general counsel for regulatory matters. He was with the SEC for ten years, serving as head of enforcement for the northeastern United States for five years, where he investigated, litigated, and supervised more than 500 enforcement actions including insider trading, financial frauds, Ponzi schemes, rogue traders, market manipulations, and investment company and advisor matters.

Since 2006, Henry has served as an independent director of RenaissanceRe Holdings, an NYSE-listed catastrophe reinsurance firm. He is currently chair of the Compensation and Governance Committee and previously chaired the audit committee.

Henry frequently lectures on cross border investigations, financial services, and corporate governance matters.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Super Lawyers — securities litigation (2013-2014)

    U.S. Representative to Interpol for Economic Crime (1997-1999)

    Member, U.S. Delegation to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) (1996-1997)

    SEC's Stanley Sporkin Award (1997)

    Federal Bar Council's Manuel Cohen Younger Lawyer Award (1992)
Henry Klehm