Michael A. Klein

Roles and Responsibilities

Michael Klein is the Director of Research Compliance.  His work focuses on research compliance issues such as conflict-of-interest and research misconduct.


Before joining Columbia in July 2008, Mr. Klein served for three years as senior attorney with the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, the state’s interdisciplinary bioethics commission.  He also has held legal positions with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.  Mr. Klein graduated from Columbia Law School in 1999.  Before entering law school, he received an M.A. in science writing from the Johns Hopkins University.