Wayne Klein, J.D., CFE


Receivership & Bankruptcy Consulting

Fraud Investigations

Salt Lake City


[email protected]


Wayne Klein is a Consultant with Lone Peak Valuation Group, a Marshall & Stevens company. He works primarily in receivership, bankruptcy consulting, and fraud investigations.

Mr. Klein has investigated white collar fraud for 35 years, serving as head of the Utah Securities Division, the Idaho Securities Bureau, and the Utah Attorney General’s Antitrust Unit. He has been appointed as a receiver by state and federal courts and a chapter 11 bankruptcy trustee.

Mr. Klein’s professional experience includes serving as a chair of the Utah State Bar Litigation Section, six years as an adjunct professor of legal economics, and testifying before Congress on commodities trading, alcohol marketing, and anticompetitive distribution practices. He has served as a consulting and testifying expert in dozens of cases around the country.

Professional Highlights

  • Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS)
    • Formerly Certified Specialist in Asset Recovery (CSAR) (2010)
    • Member of International Association for Asset Recovery (IAAR) task force that developed CSAR Certification Examination
  • Former Chair, Utah State Bar Litigation Section (2009-2010)
    • Executive Committee (2001 to 2011)
  • Founding Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer, National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (NAFER) (2009-2012)
  • Member, Securities Expert Roundtable (2009 to present)
  • Former Chair, Business Law Section, Idaho State Bar (1988-1989)
  • Former Member, North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) (1992-2008)
    • Vice Chair, Broker-Dealer Section (2007-2008)
    • Member, Board of Directors (1992-1995)
    • Chair, Enforcement Section (1991-1992)
    • Chair, Regulatory Liaison Section (1989-1990)
    • Chair, Internationalization Committee (1987-1991)
    • Delegate, Int’l Org. of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) (1987, 1989-1992)
  • Bar Memberships: Utah (1982); Idaho (1984). Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Tenth, Ninth, and Fourth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and federal district courts of Utah and Idaho.
  • Lone Peak Valuation Group
    Affiliate, 2016-present
  • Klein & Associates, PLLC
    Principal, 2009-present
  • Lewis B. Freeman & Partners, Inc.
    Principal, 2008-2009
  • Utah Division of Securities
    Director, 2005-2008
  • Utah Attorney General’s Office
    Chief, Commercial Enforcement Division, 2001-2005
    Assistant Attorney General, 1996-2001
  • S. Attorney General’s Office
    Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney General, 2004-2005
  • Idaho Department of Finance
    Securities Bureau Chief, 1986-1995
  • Boise State University Management Dept.
    Adjunct Professor, 1989-1995
  • Idaho Attorney General’s Office
    Deputy Attorney General, 1983-1986
  • First Security Bank, Corporate Trust Dept
    Attorney, 1982-1983
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