Nicole Karlebach

Global Head, Business & Human Rights
Verizon Media

As the leader of Verizon's Business & Human Rights Program, Nicole drives efforts to respect and promote human rights across the company and works to identify innovative solutions to human rights challenges. Nicole previously led the Yahoo Business & Human Rights Program.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Nicole worked as an attorney at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York; as an international policy fellow at Human Rights First, examining issues of business and human rights and national security law and policy; and as a human rights consultant to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Nicole also worked at the UN in the Office of the Legal Counsel, as well as at the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Special Department for War Crimes. Nicole co-teaches a course on Corporate Sustainability and Transnational Business and Human Rights at Fordham University School of Law.

Nicole received her LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University.

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