Honors and Awards

Sharon R. Klein Recognized in LA Times' Orange County Inspirational Women Leadership Awards

Blank Rome is pleased to share that partner Sharon R. Klein, who serves as chair of the Orange County office, was named a finalist in the LA Times' Orange County Inspirational Women Leadership Awards.

Sharon was one of seven finalists in the Company Executive (Large) category. The honorees were recognized at the inaugural Orange County Inspirational Women Forum on August 18, 2023, and was featured in the September 2023 Orange County Inspirational Women Magazine.

To learn more about the LA Times' Orange County Inspirational Women Forum and Leadership Awards, please click here.


About Sharon Klein, as published in the 2023 Orange County Inspirational Women Magazine

Sharon R. Klein

Partner and Chair, Privacy, Security & Data Protection Practice; Office Managing Partner, Orange County Office
Blank Rome LLP

Sharon R. Klein is a distinguished leader in privacy and data security law, currently serving as a partner and chair of the Privacy, Security & Data Protection practice at Blank Rome. With over 40 years of experience, she is well-versed in data privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and technology transactions. She has led Blank Rome's expansion in these areas, advising clients on mitigating cybersecurity risks, compliance with regulations, and navigating data breaches and cyber threats. Klein's expertise extends to the healthcare sector, where she played a vital role in the Health Sector Coordinating Council Task Force, publishing the authoritative guide on health industry cybersecurity practices.

Additionally, she is actively involved in various organizations, such as the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Task Force. Moreover, Klein's commitment to empowering women in the legal profession and supporting the Girl Scouts of Orange County showcases her dedication to fostering positive change in her community.