Keath Blatt is the general counsel of JTS. In this capacity, he is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to the institution and its affiliates in the United States and Israel. Previously, Keath was the in-house counsel for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and its charitable foundation. He managed a wide array of legal issues for both organizations and regularly interfaced with various government agencies. Additionally, he worked with private attorneys, government officials, and legal advocates on select legislative and policy initiatives at the state and federal level. He has spoken at legal advocacy conferences in the United States, Israel, and Europe.
Earlier in his career, Keath practiced law in Los Angeles and was a professional fundraiser in various capacities nationwide, including as the national Jewish finance director for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. He graduated from Loyola Law School.