Matt Gewolb is Assistant Dean & General Counsel at New York Law School. He is the Law School’s chief legal adviser, serves as Secretary to the Board of Trustees, and advises the Dean, members of the Board of Trustees, and others on a variety of legal, policy, academic, and operational matters. He was Executive Director and Counsel for the 2018 New York City Charter Revision Commission.
He previously served as the Legislative Director of the New York City Council. In that capacity, he oversaw much of the Council’s legislative, policy, and oversight work. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School, teaching 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, Mr. Gewolb 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 Executive Director of Residents for a More Beautiful Port Washington.
Mr. Gewolb is a graduate of Cornell University and Emory Law School. He also holds master’s degrees in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University.