Honors and Awards

Sharon R. Klein Named Orange County Visionary by L.A. Times B2B Publishing

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that partner Sharon R. Klein, who serves as chair of the firm’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection group and as the office chair of the firm's Orange County office, has been named an Orange County Visionary by L.A. Times B2B Publishing in its new magazine, Orange County Visionaries – Trends, Updates & Visionaries.

Sharon was recognized in the Professional Services category. The Orange County Visionary honorees are "business people who have elevated themselves beyond corporate titles to become leaders in their fields, pushing past a difficult start to the decade to look forward, develop their industries, and importantly, elevate their Orange County home." Each Orange County Visionary has an honoree profile that shares key information about their background, careers, and recent successes they've achieved.

To view the full list of Orange County Visionaries, please click here.

Sharon's honoree profile, as published in Orange County Visionaries – Trends, Updates & Visionaries, is copied in full below.


Sharon R. Klein
Partner; Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Protection Practice; Office Managing Partner
Blank Rome 

Sharon R. Klein is a recognized leader in privacy and data security law, as well as in her Orange County and professional communities. She is a Blank Rome partner; chair of her firm’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection practice; and managing partner of its Orange County office. Klein ensures that her business clients minimize their cybersecurity risks and comply with a myriad of regulations while leveraging the growing value of data. Since joining Blank Rome in 2021, she has led and expanded the firm’s Privacy, Security & Data Protection practice, adding both attorneys and services. The national, 40+ attorney group helps companies strategically prioritize digital assets, navigate nuanced privacy rules and protect information from malicious cyberattacks, breaches and other threats in the daily headlines. She has more than 40 years’ experience as a thought leader and problem solver in data privacy, cybersecurity and complex technology transactions.