Several news sources reported Thursday that former O’Melveny & Myers partner and chief of staff to Vice President Al Gore, Ronald Klain, will become Vice President-elect Joe Biden’s new chief of staff.

Klain is a seasoned political veteran with nearly 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1985 — where he won the school’s prestigious Sears Prize for highest GPA — Klain began his legal career as a clerk to former U.S. Supreme Court justice Byron “Whizzer” White in 1987.