Nicole Brunda

Associate / Washington

Nicole Brunda assists clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, material injury determinations, and customs compliance and trade enforcement measures. She also assists in trade remedies litigation at the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Government Service

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Brunda spent nearly a decade at the U.S. Department of State as a South Asia public opinion analyst and, most recently, a policy advisor to the Office of Investment Affairs, where she participated in the Department’s review of transactions before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). During her time at State, Ms. Brunda received multiple Department Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, as well as a National Intelligence Council Analysis Award.

Before joining the State Department she also spent a year working as a Research and Program Analyst at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund.


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude
  • M.P.A., Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs
  • B.A., Swarthmore College, Phi Beta Kappa


  • English
  • Hindi (conversational)
  • Urdu (conversational)

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit