Nicholas J. Diamond, J.D., LL.M., M.B.E. is an expert on global and U.S. health law, policy, and ethics. He currently works at Avalere Health in Washington, DC, where he advises biopharmaceutical companies, health insurers, advocacy organizations, and private equity firms on health policy and regulatory matters.
Nick is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law, a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at George Washington, and an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Public Health Initiatives. His research has appeared in law reviews, peer-reviewed journals, and popular media outlets. He has lectured in a variety of academic and non-academic settings, and appeared on a number of national news programs as an expert in public health law.
Before joining Avalere, Nick led market strategy in the healthcare and life sciences sectors at MarkLogic, a global technology company headquartered in Silicon Valley. Prior to MarkLogic, he held consulting roles at the MITRE Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton, where in both instances he advised the U.S. government on policy and regulatory matters related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Nick spent his undergraduate years at Georgetown, after which he received a law degree (J.D.) from Charleston Law, where he was a Presidential Scholar in conjunction with the Medical University of South Carolina, served on the editorial board of one of the law journals, and was recognized for his pro bono legal service to the community. He also holds a master’s degree in bioethics (M.B.E.) from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as a teaching assistant for courses on U.S. health reform, as well as a master of laws (LL.M.), with distinction and Dean’s List, in global health law from Georgetown Law, where he served as an Articles Editor and member of the Article Review Committee for The Food and Drug Law Journal.
Nick grew up in Virginia and received his secondary education in Fairfax County public schools. He currently resides in Washington, DC, and is a longtime distance runner (reluctantly, in the winter months), diehard Georgetown basketball fan, and occasional abstract painter (acrylic on canvas).