Nicole Vander Meulen - Legal & Policy Associate
Nicole Vander Meulen currently serves as a Legal and Policy Associate at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR). She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) in May, 2015, and sat for the New York bar exam in July. While attending GULC Nicole spent a summer in Freetown assessing Sierra Leone’s petroleum bill for a local non-governmental organization. She was also an intern at the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, where she analyzed the legal implications of international law on specific cases brought against human rights defenders abroad. Prior to graduating, Nicole served as ICAR’s Legal and Policy Intern. During her internship she worked with ICAR’s experts to complete ICAR’s report on procurement reform titled Turning a Blind Eye? Respecting Human Rights in Government Purchasing. Nicole also contributed substantive research and writing to this report. Additionally, Nicole worked with Sara Blackwell to assess the National Action Plans (NAPs) on business and human rights that the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Finland, and Denmark published. Nicole continues to work on ICAR’s procurement reform program and National Action Plan program.