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Nigar Shaikh


Nigar joined Everytown as Counsel in June 2019.

Prior to joining Everytown, she was a Senior Complex Commercial Litigation Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where she litigated a broad array of complex civil, criminal, and constitutional matters across the country at the trial and appellate levels. During this time, Nigar maintained an extensive pro bono practice advocating for civil rights, fair housing, and criminal justice, both at the firm and during her secondment at Brooklyn Legal Services. Before Weil, Nigar worked at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law; Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP; the ACLU of Northern California; the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division; Berkeley’s Center for the Study of Law and Society; the National Employment Law Project; and the White House’s Domestic Policy Council.

Nigar is a graduate of Berkeley Law School, where she served as president of the law school’s student government organization. Nigar received BAs in Human Biology and Political Science, as well as honors in International Security Studies, from Stanford University.