Anoosha Shaigan is a 2022 Atlantic Council Millennium Leadership fellow, an advocate of the Lahore High Court, and an international human-rights lawyer, technology-law expert, gender-justice advocate, and certified legislative drafter having worked on various legal, policy, and governance reforms in international legal structures and legal innovation for over fourteen years. She serves as the chief operating officer and editor of Courting The Law, Pakistan’s leading legal analysis platform with various award-winning initiatives leveraging technology to enhance access to justice, innovate legal services, and advocate for legislative reforms and accountability. She is also the founding member of the Legal Informatics Committee at the Lahore High Court Bar Association, Asia’s oldest and biggest bar with over one hundred thousand members. Shaigan is currently working on various policy reforms related to FinTech, Web3 technologies, space law, and public-private partnerships.
She has previously worked with various government ministries, judicial bodies, and international organizations in reviewing Pakistan’s commitments to international treaty obligations. She has also been nominated as a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum and has had the honor of being internationally elected as a member of the Governance and Accountability Council. Nominated as a fellow of the American Council of Young Political Leaders by the US Department of State, she was appointed as the honorary deputy secretary of state in Indiana during the 2016 US presidential election.
Shaigan has also authored the legislative brief on the Right to Information law for the Parliament of Pakistan and frequently conducts training in law and technology for senior judiciary in Pakistan. She holds an LLM in technology, media and telecommunications law from Queen Mary University of London, a certificate in technology policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a certificate in international human rights law from UCLouvain, and various certifications in fintech law and policy.