Mr. Klausner is the principal in the law firm of Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson. For 36 years, he has been engaged in the practice of law, specializing in the representation of public employee pension funds. The firm represents state and local retirement systems in more than 20 states. Mr. Klausner has assisted in the drafting of many state and local laws on public employee retirement throughout the United States. He is a frequent speaker on pension education programs and has also published numerous articles on fiduciary obligations of public employee pension trustees. He is co-author of State and Local Government Employment Liability and is the author of the first comprehensive book on the law of public employee retirement systems, State and Local Government Retirement Law: A Guide for Lawyers, Trustees, and Plan Administrators, originally published in April 2009, and an expanded version published in November 2012. For more than 15 years, Mr. Klausner has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America and holds an �AV pre-eminent� rating, the highest rating for competence and ethics, from Martindale Hubbell national lawyer rating service. In 2008, Mr. Klausner successfully represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Kentucky Retirement Systems in the United States Supreme Court in Kentucky Retirement Systems v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 128 S. Ct. 2361 (2008). Mr. Klausner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Florida with a bachelor of arts and from the University Florida College of Law with the degree of juris doctor.
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