Nikki Reisch Legal Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law Panel 3
Nikki Reisch is the Legal Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law. Her work focuses on social and economic rights, with an emphasis on corporate accountability, economic inequality, and environmental justice. Prior to studying law, Reisch worked as an advocate with NGOs monitoring the effects of international financial and development institutions on communities in the Global South. She spent years conducting research and advocacy related to the human rights impacts of extractive industry and large-scale infrastructure projects, trade liberalization and climate change, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Before CHRGJ, Reisch served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and to the Honorable Raymond J. Lohier, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received her J.D. from NYU School of Law.