Dennis Klein is a Partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, focusing his practice on business litigation.
Having been a partner for almost his entire career in both the DC and Miami offices of a Wall Street based international law firm, Dennis has prosecuted and defended all facets of commercial litigation.
Dennis has focused the majority of his legal career on director and officer liability. He represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for over 30 years in litigation arising from major bank failures throughout the country. During the recent financial crisis, Dennis headed up litigation involving the officers and directors of the two biggest banking failures in Florida: BankUnited and Orion. In the failed bank area, some of the most significant appellate precedents over the past 30 years were argued and handled by Dennis.
Dennis also specializes in cases across a wide array of substantive areas, including real estate and contractual disputes, professional liability, financial institution issues, product liability, pharmaceutical litigation, bankruptcy, insurance coverage, art law and employment matters. In the area of cybersecurity litigation, Dennis has numerous publications, and has been quoted in Law360. Dennis also has substantial appellate experience, having argued in state and federal courts throughout the country. In the product liability area, Dennis represented Merck in the Vioxx litigation and Lorillard in tobacco litigation.
As an experienced business litigator, Dennis has participated in hundreds of mediations, and is a State of Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Appellate Mediator. Prior to joining the firm, Dennis was the owner of an alternative dispute resolution practice that specialized in commercial disputes. Dennis has merged his mediation practice with the Kelley Kronenberg team.
Dennis also serves as an Adjunct Professor at both Florida International University School of Law and University of Miami School of Law. He teaches courses on mediation advocacy.
During law school, Dennis was on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review.