Senior Compliance & Accountability Official
Barbara L. Klein, JD, EMPL
Barbara L. Klein has served the State of Texas since 2003. She began as an extern with the Texas Attorney General’s Office in the Tort Litigation Division and served as an Assistant Attorney General there for three years. She worked as legal counsel at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and as Chief Legal Officer at the State Office of Risk Management before joining the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as Deputy General Counsel in May 2015. After serving as the General Counsel for four years, Ms. Klein joined the Office of the Commissioner as Senior Advisor in August of 2021 where she continues to serve the Commissioner and the people of Texas.
Ms. Klein graduated summa cum laude from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas with a Bachelors of Liberal Studies. She earned her Master of Public Affairs, Executive Master in Public Leadership from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in Austin, Texas, and her juris doctorate from the University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire.