Megan Klein

Megan Klein
Consumer Packaged Goods
Bedford, IllinoisConsumers are hungry for a consistent source of locally-made and locally-sourced value-added products created by a local farm that they trust. Here satisfies growing consumer demand for local foods by providing great-tasting products that incorporate local and organic produce and are made locally by members of the Chicago community. By increasing the amount of healthy, locally-sourced, and locally-made foods available throughout the Midwest, Here aims to position itself as a leader in local food production, and provide customers with a much-needed source of local foods available 365 days per year.
Megan Klein is president and general counsel of the Here.  She has extensive experience in food and small business law, food safety, and local foods advocacy, and she is committed to inclusive hiring practices throughout the Here companies organization.Prior to joining Here, Megan worked with the City of Chicago and nonprofit groups to improve Chicago’s permitting and licensing of urban farms. She also served as an associate in Chadbourne & Parke LLP’s energy practice group, and later worked at Earthjustice as an environmental and sustainable foods advocate.

Her food policy experience includes having served as the Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Food Law Committee (2014-2015) as a Board Member of the Chicago Food Policy Advisory Council (2011-2015), and advocating extensively on behalf of the aquaponic and hydroponic industries.

She holds a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, a certificate from the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute, and a B.A. from Boston College.  She lives in the West Loop of Chicago and strives to eat local produce every day.