Jonathan was born in Richmond, VA to Rhona and Irving Blank. Since 1995, Blank has practiced law with McGuireWoods from its Richmond, Baltimore and Charlottesville offices. His national commercial practice concentrates on energy law with a special interest in alternative energy. From 2018 to present, he has served as the international and national Chairman of the firm's Business and Securities Litigation Department. Blank’s pro bono practice has included co-leading America’s seminal human trafficking case, Virginia’s repeal of automatic suspension of licenses for failure to pay court costs and fines, and a number of Innocence Project cases. Blank worked for Governor L. Douglas Wilder’s speechwriters and policy directors team, was appointed by Governor Mark Warner to serve on Virginia’s Motor Vehicle Dealer Board, and was appointed by Governor Timothy Kaine to serve on Virginia’s Board of Corrections. Blank served as the Charlottesville Democratic Party Chairman from 2008 to 2010. He also was President of the Virginia’s Legal Aid Justice Center, where he continues to serve on its Board. Jonathan and his wife, Dr. Susan Blank, have two sets of twin daughters – Madeline and Alexandra, and Caroline and Isabel.