Current NYU Cyber Scholars

Sam Bieler is a 3L interested in cybercrime and cybersecurity law. Prior to law school, he worked as a criminologist with the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, where his work was featured in The New York Times, The Economist, and Vice. At NYU, he is a fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, supporting justice reform in New York City. He interned with the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York in his first summer at law school and was a summer associate with the White-Collar Crime group of Skadden Arps for his second. He graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Criminology and Diplomatic History from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.S. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Brooke Gottlieb is a 3L who previously served as the Vice President and Treasurer of the National Security Reading Group. In the spring of 2018, Brooke participated in the Southern District of New York’s Prosecution Clinic, where she reported to Assistant U.S. Attorneys in both the Complex Frauds and Cybercrime division and the Terrorism and International Narcotics division. Her article about Carpenter v. United States and government access to historical cell site location information was published in NYU’s Journal of Legislation and Public Policy’s online companion, Quorum – Brooke G. Gottlieb, The Fate of Carpenter v. United States and Government Access to Historical Cell Site Location Information, 2014 N.Y.U. J. LEGIS. & PUB. POL’Y Quorum 1, 40 (2018), http://www.nyujlpp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/gottlieb-2018-nyujlppquorum-41.pdf. This past summer she was a Summer Associate at Proskauer Rose.


Laura Sorice
 is a 3L student interested in cyber-crime, corporate compliance, and the preservation of civil liberties in information privacy. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania magna cum laude in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science. During her first year of law school, Laura worked as a research assistant exploring constitutional challenges to the seizure of telephony metadata, confirming her interest in cybersecurity. She also served as the Co-President of NYU Law Women and as a board member for First Generation Professionals. She is the Senior Articles Editor for the NYU Law Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. Laura spent the summer of 2017 as a legal intern for the Civil Division of the United State’s Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the summer of 2018 as a summer associate at Sidley Austin LLP in New York City.

Olivia Zhu is a 2L student interested in studying cyber crime, predictive modeling, and the legal impacts of emerging technologies. At NYU Law, she serves on the board of the National Security Reading Group and the Prosecution Legal Society. This summer, she is interning at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York’s Criminal Division. Prior to law school, Olivia worked for technology companies, one focused on database virtualization and data masking, and the other on police software. She has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude.

See our past Cyber Scholars here.