M. Faiyaz Hussain

Senior Advisor for Strategy, Policy, and Programs

M. Faiyaz Hussain is a corporate attorney and litigator who most recently worked in senior positions for pharmaceutical companies such as Abbott Labs and Baxter Healthcare where he led various global teams on transactional matters as well as investigations involving white collar crime, fraud, anti-corruption and healthcare-related anti-kickback provisions in the US, Europe, Russia, and Asia. Faiyaz started his legal career in 2001 working for the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP – one of our nation’s premier law firms.

Faiyaz is passionate about volunteering his time towards efforts that ensure a world where equality, liberty, and justice are guaranteed for all. He has been engaged in multiple pro bono efforts over his legal career. Faiyaz remains very involved in local and national politics and in educating Muslim community leaders on not-for-profit governance best practices including serving on various Chicago-based civic engagement committees. Most recently Faiyaz has been serving as a Senior Advisor to the Muslim Public Affairs Council, a national nonprofit organization, based out of Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, and also previously served on the Board of Muslim Advocates — a national legal and advocacy organization that works on the frontlines of American civil rights.

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