Airbnb Names Ron Klain, Former WH Chief Of Staff, As Chief Legal Officer

Outgoing Chief of Staff Ron Klain listens as U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event to welcome new Chief of Staff Jeffrey Zients in the East Room of the White House on February 1, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

James Myers of OAN
1:22 PM – Monday, November 20, 2023

Airbnb, “a San Francisco-based company that operates an online marketplace for short-term and long-term homestays and experiences,” has officially appointed a new chief legal officer. The person selected for this position previously served under the Biden administration.


The hospitality company has named Ron Crame, President Joe Biden’s former White House chief of staff, as its new chief legal officer.

Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said in a statement: “Ron is a big-picture strategic thinker and highly skilled executive. He is a close advisor. I’m excited to become a member.” “People describe Ron as one of the smartest people they’ve ever met, but more than his intellect, he’s known for his good judgment and big heart. Ron is one of our A great addition to the team.”

The 62-year-old served as Biden’s top adviser from the beginning of his presidency in 2021 until the end of January this year. Mr. Klain was responsible for negotiating the Inflation Control Act and the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Klain also served as Biden’s chief of staff when he was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and served as Biden’s chief of staff when he became vice president in the Obama administration.

In April, it was announced that he would rejoin the global law firm O’Melveny & Myers as a partner. Mr. Crane was already a partner at the firm from 1999 until 2004, when he later resigned to pursue other ambitions.

“I rejoined O’Melveny & Myers earlier this year and was proud to work with such great colleagues and clients. I had intended to end my career there, but the opportunity to work with Bryan presented me ” [Chesky] And joining his great management team was impossible to pass up,” Crane said in a statement Monday.

Mr. Klein will begin his new role early next year and will report directly to Mr. Chesky, Airbnb’s CEO.

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