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Keith Nelson

Lobbyist Keith Nelson is Executive Vice President of Lobbyit, a Washington D.C. based legislative advocacy firm, and represents the National Council of Investigation and Security Services. Keith is an attorney and former prosecutor with extensive government experience at both the state and Federal level. Before joining, Keith ran the Offices of Legislative Affairs for two Federal Cabinet-level agencies – The U.S Department of Justice, and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. In both of these positions, he managed agency-wide issue portfolios, advised the Attorney General and Director of National Drug Control Policy on a daily basis, and was the primary liaison and chief negotiator between the agencies and Congress. At DOJ, he was named to the Federal Senior Executive Service. Subsequent to DOJ, Keith served as an Associate Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Defense preparing cases against suspected terrorists detained at Guantanamo Bay.