A Conversation with Nabiha Syed, Assistant General Counsel at Buzzfeed
November 5, 2015 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Forbes.com has listed Nabiha as one of their Forbes 30 under 30 for Law and Policy and said she is “Considered one of the best emerging free speech lawyers.” She was also recently featured in Cosmopolitan in 2014: “Get That Life: How I Became a First Amendment Lawyer.”
Nabiha Syed is a media lawyer with interests in transparency, freedom of speech, and emerging media technologies. She is currently the Assistant General Counsel at BuzzFeed. Prior to BuzzFeed, Nabiha began the emerging technology practice at Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, a leading First Amendment law firm, and was named the First Amendment Fellow at The New York Times. She has counseled on matters ranging from the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to the Freedom of Information Act to the Espionage Act, and co-founded both Drone U, an online education platform for drone policy issues hosted by Slate, and the Media Freedom and Information Access legal clinic at Yale Law School. Her spare time is occupied by searching for delicious tacos in every city she visits. Nabiha is a graduate of Johns Hopkins, Yale Law School and Oxford University, which she attended as a Marshall Scholar.
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