Civic Engagement & Research Analyst
Annum Haider serves as the civic engagement and research analyst at the BGA. She is responsible for coordinating the BGA’s advocacy efforts, such as Citizen Watchdog Trainings on the Freedom of Information Act and Idea Forums on the Illinois School Funding Formula. She also writes content specific articles on legal and policy matters and handles a number of special projects with an end to promoting good governance.
Annum has over six years of experience representing those who have suffered as a result of the negligence or unlawful conduct of others, both as a human rights attorney and a judicial clerk. She formerly clerked for the Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, and externed for Judge William J. Bauer in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
In addition to this, she has handled claims on behalf of plaintiffs against large corporations and has helped prosecute corrupt governmental entities, pharmaceutical companies, and politicians—including a Head of State—for embezzlement, fraud, and corruption.
Annum holds a Master’s degree (LL.M. Honors) in International Human Rights Law from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and a Bachelors in Law (LL.B. Honors) from the University of London, United Kingdom.