Rick Klau, a partner at Google Ventures, has been set to deliver the Keynote address at ABA TECHSHOW 2014 on Friday March 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM. At Google Ventures, Klau helps lead Startup Lab. He was previously a product manager at Google where he led product initiatives on Blogger, Google+, and YouTube.
Klau’s earlier professional experience includes leadership roles at several software and Internet startups, but he is no stranger to the law or the ABA Law Practice Division. Klau was an early employee at FeedBurner, where he ran the publisher services team until Google acquired the company in 2007. Klau received dual degrees from Lafayette College, and while a student at the University of Richmond School of Law, he founded the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, the world’s first student-edited law journal to publish exclusively online. He serves on Richmond Law’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. Klau was also one of the authors of the ABA Law Practice Division’s book “The Lawyer’s Guide to Marketing on the Internet.”
Outside of his love of technology, Klau is also a political junkie. He has lent technology advice to three US Presidential campaigns, ran the campaign weblog for President Barack Obama in his 2004 Senate race, and ran product strategy for Google’s presence at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.