Jonathan M. Baron is the founder and principal of Baron Public Affairs, LLC, a firm specializing in solutions for mitigating risk and leveraging opportunity created by government policy. Mr. Baron has extensive experience conducting political risk assessments of major investments in Israel’s offshore hydrocarbons sector. These advisory engagements have involved consultations with nearly 100 top experts and Israeli government officials on offshore development projects with combined budgets in excess of $3 billion. Mr. Baron’s work has included performing political due diligence on Israel’s natural gas export policy for one of the world’s leading developers of LNG projects and serving as an adviser on Israel’s hydrocarbon sector to one of America’s largest business trade associations. Prior to joining the private sector, Mr. Baron held senior staff positions with the leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.