Director, Legal Progress
Andrew Blotky serves as the Director of Legal Progress at American Progress, where he directs American Progress’s work around legal policy issues including judicial nominations and constitutional interpretation.
Blotky joined American Progress after serving as the program manager at the HJW Foundation, where he directed the foundation’s progressive infrastructure and legal and public policy programs as well the foundation’s immigration and poverty alleviation programs.
Previously, from 2003 to 2006, Blotky served as the communications director for Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and former Rep. Jim Turner (D-TX).
From 2006 to 2009, while attending Stanford Law School, he worked at the law firm O’Melveny and Myers in Los Angeles and for San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom on education, climate change, and health initiatives.
Blotky recently concluded his service on the national board of directors of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and on the Stanford University Board of Trustees Committee on Academic Policy, Planning, and Management. He also worked in the White House Office of Presidential Speechwriting during the Clinton administration.
Blotky received his B.A. degree in political science with honors in international security studies from Stanford University and his law degree from Stanford Law School. He is a visiting lecturer at Stanford’s Washington, D.C. program and a member of the California State Bar.