Natalie Bridgeman Fields

Executive Director, Accountability Counsel

Natalie Bridgeman Fields is the Founder and Executive Director of Accountability Counsel. She leads the organization of community lawyers, policy advocates, and researchers working to amplify the voices of people to defend their environmental and human rights. A feature of her current work includes development of a python-powered database to allow communities around the world to better understand and engage with citizen-driven complaint offices tied to development finance. She lectures and has published on the topics of accountability in development finance, impact investing, international law, and global governance. Previously, she served as a consultant on accountability for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank Inspection Panel. Earlier in her career, as a lawyer at a large law firm, and through her own law office, Ms. Fields litigated corporate, human rights, and environmental cases in U.S. courts.  Ms. Fields has been recognized for her social entrepreneurship as an Echoing Green Fellow, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation Entrepreneur, and Fellow at the Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development, and The Rule of Law. Ms. Fields is a graduate of Cornell University, where she was a Udall Scholar, and received her law degree from UCLA School of Law.