In her capacity as a Legal Fellow at the Cornell Law School First Amendment Clinic, Ava Lubell provides pro bono legal advice to NYC metro area journalists on a range of First Amendment issues arising from newsgathering and publication.
Previously, Lubell served as the General Counsel of Quartz Media. Quartz focuses on global business news and has reporters based in cities around the world, including New York, London, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Nairobi, and San Francisco. In her role, Ava directed legal strategy and worked directly with the newsroom, product, and business teams.
Prior to Quartz, Ava worked at Slate as General Manager & General Counsel where, in addition to overseeing Slate’s legal work, she managed the division responsible for day-to-day operations of the business (including HR, IT, and facilities). Ava served as Special Assistant for Briefing under New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and as the Political Director for the Women & Politics Institute at American University. She is a graduate of NYU Law School and Brown University. She’s a member of the ABA Communications Law Forum Committee on Training and Development and an affiliate member of the NYC Bar Association Communications and Media Law Committee.