Nafees Syed is a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project and an associate at Boies, Schiller & Flexner in New York City. Her research interests include privacy, including information privacy, and civil liberties. She graduated from Yale Law School and Harvard College magna cum laude.
At the law school, she was Morris Tyler Moot Court of Appeals Finalist and Co-Chair of the Moot Court Board, student government representative, Yale Law and Policy Notes Editor, and teaching fellow instructor for four Yale College courses. Nafees is a former foreign policy advisor to a member of Congress, and also served on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. Her writing has been widely read, including on CNN, Foreign Policy, The International Journal of the History of Sport, and The Huffington Post.