Nafees Syed is a writer and an attorney in New York. She 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. There, she worked on legal issues surrounding the BP oil spill and oversight of federal agencies, including the FBI. On behalf of the committee, she also worked on the successful impeachment trial of Judge Thomas Porteous Jr. under Congressmen Adam Schiff, Bob Goodlatte, and Hank Johnson. Nafees has published several op-eds in CNN, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and The San Francisco Chronicle. They have often been featured on the front page and “most popular” list. Nafees is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, where she is also a fellow at the Information Society Project.