Sylvester is the Clinical Fellow at Cardozo Law School's Filmmakers Legal Clinic, formerly The Indie Film Clinic. Before joining the clinic, she served as counsel to Commissioner Robert J. Jackson, Jr. at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and then became a Research Fellow at the NYU School of Law's Institute for Corporate Governance & Finance. Before joining the SEC, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Pierre N. Leval on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Previously, she was an associate at the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Sylvester is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A.), Columbia Law School (J.D.), and the London School of Economics (LL.M.). She has also studied art business and art law at Sotheby's Institute of Art.