Above the Law names Mystal its executive editor
Elie Mystal has been promoted to executive editor of Above the Law, a website that covers the legal industry.
Mystal has been with the website since 2008 and has has served in numerous editorial roles at Above the Law and Breaking Media, most recently serving as editor at large of Breaking Media.
David Lat, founding editor of Above the Law, after taking family leave to care for his new-born son, will move into the role of editor at large.
“Having worked alongside Mr. Mystal for the past seven years, I can think of no writer more qualified to take on the leadership of Above the Law,” stated John Lerner, CEO of Breaking Media, in a statement. “Elie’s experience in online legal journalism is unparalleled.”
Prior to joining Above the Law, Mystal wrote about politics and popular culture at City Hall News and the New York Press. Elie received a degree in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was formerly a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton.
Above the Law has 1.2 million unique visitors per month.