Legal Advisor

Washington, DC


Nicole is an international human rights advisor and rule of law expert with over 14 years of litigation and project management experience. At Article One, Nicole specializes in business and human rights legal analysis, Asia-based project work, and analysis of business responsibilities in conflict and high-risk environments.

Nicole has worked on a range of initiatives in Southeast Asia, including a human rights impact assessment in Indonesia for Facebook, an analysis of access to justice in Kachin and Northern Shan States in Myanmar, and several projects supporting women’s empowerment in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.  Nicole has undertaken analyses of business linkages to human rights violations in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Timor-Leste, and participated in meetings and conferences exploring opportunities for ensuring governments and businesses respect human rights in Southeast Asia.

Prior to her work with Article One, Nicole served as a staff attorney for the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, where she focused on criminal and immigration cases. Nicole also has prosecuted international crimes at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague and provided legal advice to the United Nations Special Envoy on Myanmar. Nicole is a member of the State Bar of California, and a board director for Voice of Witness, a San Francisco-based human rights non-profit. Nicole obtained her juris doctorate from Stanford Law School, her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, and a certificate in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University