Matt Gewolb is Assistant Dean & Special Counsel to the Dean and President at New York Law School. He previously served as the Legislative Director of the New York City Council. In that capacity, he oversaw the Council’s legislative, policy and oversight work. He is also an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, where he teaches State and Local Government and the Law of the City of New York.
He is the former Director of Government Programs and Lecturer-in-Law at Columbia Law School, where he co-taught the Externship on the Federal Government in Washington, D.C. and directed Social Justice Initiatives programming relating to public service. Prior to joining Columbia, Matt served as a Legislative Counsel at the New York City Council. He was previously Chief of Staff to Georgia Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown and Director of the Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus. He was also Executive Director of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington, an environmental advocacy group.
Matt graduated with a B.S. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University and received his J.D. from Emory Law School. He also holds an M.A. and Ed.M. in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.
He also represents the New York City Council Speaker on the Board of the Queens Botanical Garden.