David Ardia


David Ardia is a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society and the director of the Citizen Media Law Project , which provides legal assistance, training, and resources for individuals and organizations involved in online and citizen media.

Prior to coming to Harvard, he was assistant counsel at The Washington Post and before that he practiced law at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., where he handled a range of intellectual property and media litigation. While at Williams & Connolly, Ardia also performed pre-publication libel review for the National Enquirer and In Touch Weekly.

Ardia is a former member of the Newspaper Association of America’s Legal Affairs Committee and is a current member of the First Amendment and Media Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association, the Media Law Committee of the District of Columbia Bar and the New England Media Lawyers Group.

He is admitted to practice law in New York, District of Columbia, United States Supreme Court, United States District Court for the District of Columbia and United States District Court for the District of Maryland.