Charles D. Klein ’63, an NYU School of Law trustee and a managing director of American Securities for the past 30 years, will receive the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal, the Law School’s highest alumni honor, at a dinner on April 20.

A founding partner of private equity funds that manage a total of more than $4 billion in commitments and assets, Klein was an analyst at Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns prior to joining American Securities. Before commencing his financial career, Klein was an attorney specializing in litigation. He received his B.A. from Bard College.

Klein created the Charles D. Klein Scholarship for Law and Business at NYU Law in 2004. He is a director of the NYSE company AMETEK, Inc., and is also a director of the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and a trustee of the Population Council in addition to his activities on behalf of numerous other charitable organizations. Together with Jerome Manning '52, a Petrie Foundation trustee, Klein established the Petrie Scholarships and the Bernard Petrie Professorship of Law and Business at the Law School.

Posted on April 13, 2010