Nabiha Syed

Assistant General Counsel, BuzzFeed

Nabiha Syed
Nabiha Syed has been described as "one of the best emerging free speech lawyers" by Forbes magazine. She is currently the Assistant General Counsel at BuzzFeed. Prior to BuzzFeed, Nabiha helped start 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 worked on legal access issues at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; advocated for women's rights in Pakistan; counseled on the publication of hacked and leaked materials; and advised documentary filmmakers through the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. She is the co-founder of Drone U and the Media Freedom and Information Access legal clinic at Yale Law School.

Nabiha is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Yale Law School and Oxford University, which she attended as a Marshall Scholar. She serves as a non-resident fellow at both Stanford Law School and Yale Law School.


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