Antony B. Klapper



  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1994, J.D., Executive Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review; The Edwin R. Keedy Award for the most scholarly contribution to the Law Review; The Fred G. Leebron Memorial Prize for the best constitutional law paper 

  • Princeton University, 1991, MPA (Masters of Public Administration), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Woodrow Wilson Fellowship; Assistant Master, Rockefeller College; Rhodes Scholar state finalist
  • University of Virginia, 1989, B.A., Graduated with High Distinction, Political and Social Thought, Phi Beta Kappa; Echols Scholar

Tony is a commercial litigator, counselor, and regulatory lawyer. He frequently represents clients in the financial services, technology, and manufacturing sectors. His broad range of experiences include defeating certification of a nationwide fair lending discrimination class action lawsuit brought against a major bank; representing policyholders in insurance coverage disputes with their insurance carriers; serving for over a decade as national science counsel for several Fortune 500 companies facing thousands of product liability claims; first-chairing an International Arbitration protesting NATO's award of a $2 billion missile defense contract to a competing bidder; and securing within hours of submission CPSC's approval of a recall plan that for only the third time in CPSC history required no public disclosures.

Tony is heavily involved in firm management, with responsibilities that include (or have included) serving as  Deputy Practice Group Leader of the Regulatory Litigation Group; the Associate Development Partner for the Washington, D.C. office; and the creator and chair of the D.C. office's monthly trial training program.  Tony also heads up the firm's Food; Import Safety; and Nanotechnology Teams.

Tony has been a National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) faculty member for the past five years at Georgetown University Law Center.

Employment History

  • 2006 - Reed Smith
  • 1995 - Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, Washington, D.C. – Partner


  • Senior Judge Myron H. Bright, U.S. Court of Appeals - Eighth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • ABA Products Liability Committee -- Food and Dietary Supplement Subcommittee, Member
  • American Bar Association – Litigation Section, Member


  • Tony's interests include biking, soccer and the Redskins. He has lived in the Washington area for the past 34 years and is proud father of three.