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Jennifer Nelson

Stanton Foundation Media Litigation fellow
Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson is a staff attorney with the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Prior to joining the Reporters Committee, Nelson was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, where she focused on complex litigation and congressional investigations.  Before law school, Nelson was an editorial assistant and freelance reporter at The Boston Globe, where she covered breaking news for the City & Region section.

Nelson earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia in 2011, where she was a managing editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law.  During law school, Nelson traveled to Egypt as a Cowan Human Rights Fellow to research government-imposed restrictions on journalists, bloggers, and social media activists.  Nelson earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2007 from Northeastern University.

Admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C.