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Nicholas J. Diamond

C&M International Director
Phone: +1 202.508.8954
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Nicholas J. Diamond is a director for C&M International, the global policy and regulatory affairs affiliate of Crowell & Moring LLP, in the Washington, D.C., office. His experience spans U.S. and global health policy, public health law, public international law, business and human rights, and ethics. His clients include both U.S. and international health sector stakeholders, with a particular emphasis on multinational biopharmaceutical companies.

Prior to joining C&M International, he worked as a consultant for a leading advisory firm in the U.S., where he counseled multinational biopharmaceutical companies, advocacy and trade organizations, and other health sector stakeholders. Earlier in his career, he led global market strategy for the health sector at a privately owned enterprise software company with a $1B+ valuation, as well as served in advisory roles to the U.S. government, including during implementation of landmark healthcare reform legislation.

Nick’s writing has been published in law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, and major media outlets. His writing has also been discussed or featured in major media outlets (e.g., The Washington Post, Slate, Forbes). He has given invited talks in various academic and industry fora, as well as frequently appeared on U.S. news programs (e.g., Bloomberg, MSNBC) as a commentator.

He also serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center and as an associate scholar in the Center for Global Health at the University of Pennsylvania. He has previously taught at The George Washington University and Drexel University, as well as served as an adjunct fellow in the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives.

He holds related affiliations as a member of the Executive Committee of the Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance (a Geneva-based NGO), an assistant editor of Wolters Kluwer’s Kluwer Arbitration Blog, and a contributor to Oxford University Press’ Investment Claims.

Since 2018, he has been a PhD candidate in public international law at Leiden Law School in The Hague. He has additional postgraduate training in law, bioethics, and global health.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Associate Scholar, Center for Global Health at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Framework Convention on Global Health Alliance
  • Assistant Editor, Wolters Kluwer’s Kluwer Arbitration Blog
  • Contributor, Oxford University Press’ Investment Claims


  • Georgetown University, A.B. (2008)
  • Charleston School of Law, J.D. (2011)
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, MBE bioethics (2012)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. global health law (2016) honors


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"Five Key Questions Raised by the United States’ Decision to Support a Temporary TRIPS Waiver for COVID-19 Vaccines," (May 7, 2021). Contacts: Robert Holleyman, Terry Rea, Nicholas J. Diamond, Joshua Boswell, Christopher Pinto
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The Untold Stories of American Healthcare, Episode 1: The Pandemic Economy" (May 2021). Podcast Guest: Nick J. Diamond
"Adding New Ingredients to an Old Recipe: Do ISDS Reforms and New Investment Treaties Support Human Rights?," Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol.53, Iss.1 (April 28, 2021). Co-author: Nicholas J. Diamond
Vaccine Passport Plans Can't Ignore Web Of Privacy Laws Law360 (April 22, 2021)
Media Mentions
"The Impossibility of Noncontribution," 61 VA. J. INT'L. L. ONLINE 175 (2021). Author: Nicholas J. Diamond.
"Will the Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccine Passports Reestablish Global Employee Mobility?," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (March 19, 2021). Contacts: Thomas P. Gies, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Nicole Janigian Simonian, Zhongdong Zhang, Yi Huang, Evelien Jamaels, Jackson C. Pai, Nicholas J. Diamond
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Human Rights and Investor–State Dispute Settlement Reform: Fitting a Square Peg into a Round Hole?," Journal of International Dispute Settlement (March 12, 2021). Co-Author: Nicholas J. Diamond.
"FDA and the Response to COVID: Lessons Learned, and Where the Agency Goes From Here," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 23, 2021). Presenters: John Fuson, Chalana N. Damron, and Nicholas J. Diamond.
"Telehealth and Remote Monitoring: Requirements, Reimbursement, FDA Oversight, and Risks," Healthcare Ounce of Prevention Seminar (HOOPS) 2021: Health Care in the Biden Era (February 22, 2021). Presenters: Jodi G. Daniel, Lidia Niecko-Najjum, and Nicholas J. Diamond.
"Developments in Investment and Human Rights in 2019," Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy 2020 (Lisa E. Sachs et al. eds., 2021). Author: Nicholas J. Diamond.

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