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Our Professionals - Who we are

Managing Partner - Gigio K. Ninan

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Gigio K. Ninan is one of the founders and the Managing Partner of Shankar Ninan & Co. Mr. Ninan currently counsels and represents corporate and individual clients in the areas of business and commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation and brand protection, labor and employment counseling and litigation, and business organization. He regularly prepares, reviews and enforces non-disclosure, manufacturing, athlete endorsement, contractor, sales, distribution, vendor, and wholesale contracts for national and international distribution efforts.

Mr. Ninan is trusted as outside General Counsel to a number of corporate clients in a wide variety of industries, including consumer goods, dietary supplements, fulfillment, beverage and food products, and staffing companies. Mr. Ninan’s clients include e-commerce, social media marketing, large and late-staged startups, pharmacies and pharmacists, physical therapy and rehabilitation centers, medical professionals, technology companies, consulting and staffing companies, not-for-profits, and restaurants.

In the area of employment and labor law counseling, he advises executives on the full gamut of workplace policies, procedures and practices, including preparing employment agreements, noncompetition and confidentiality agreements, and separation agreements, and advising on reductions in force. In the area of employment litigation, Mr. Ninan litigates restrictive covenants (defense and enforcement) and wage and hour claims, both in New York and New Jersey.

Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Ninan practiced at two AmLaw 100 law firms. While practicing with those firms, Mr. Ninan litigated class actions, trademark disputes, shareholder disputes, breach of contract , premises liability, and high exposure medical malpractice claims on behalf of insurance company clients, large New York City private and public hospitals, sports facilities, universities and local municipalities.

Following law school, Mr. Ninan served a prestigious judicial clerkship with the Hon. Stephen M. Holden of the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division

Notably, he was honored as a 2016 and 2017 SuperLawyers® Rising Star. Furthermore, he was recently awarded the "New Leader of the Bar" by the New Jersey Law Journal, formerly called the "40 under 40 award." Mr. Ninan was selected as one of 36 finalists among a pool of over 20,000 practicing attorneys under 40.

Education

J.D., Rutgers University School of Law

Associate Editor of the Nuremberg Project, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion

B.A., cum laude, State University of New York at Binghamton

Legal Internships

  • Law Clerk, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
  • Law Clerk, Forman, Holt, Eliades & Ravin, LLC (acquired by LeClairRyan, P.C.)
  • Extern, Hon. Judith H. Wizmur, Chief Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for District of New Jersey
  • Intern, Hon. Gloria M. Burns, United States Bankruptcy Court for District of New Jersey
  • Intern, Hon. Patricia Anne Williams, Acting Justice, New York Supreme Court, Civil Division

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Memberships

  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • North American South Asian Bar Association
  • Camden County Bar Association

Publications

Gigio K. Ninan Et al., Malpractice in colorectal surgery: a review of 122 medicolegal cases, J. of Surgical Res., Vol. 199, 351-56

Gigio K. Ninan Et al., Dissecting Malpractice in Pancreaticoduodenectomy, J. of Surgical Res. (pending publication).

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Co-Managing Partner - Sweekrutha Shankar

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Sweekrutha Shankar is a founder and partner of Shankar Ninan & Co. Ms. Shankar brings a wealth of experience in Immigration and Nationality laws. Ms. Shankar is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

In the field of immigration law, Ms. Shankar assists corporations seeking to hire foreign professionals or skilled workers or to transfer personnel to company branches in the United States. Ms. Shankar is a trusted adviser and a major asset to her clients, including large consulting companies for which she obtains visas, green cards and naturalization. She also advises clients in U.S. EB-5 investor visa applications. She was formerly associated with Simin H. Syed, P.C.

Education

J.D., Touro Law School
Dean's List

B.S. in Finance, cum laude, Temple University

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

The EB-5 Visa - Focus on India, Podcast, Eb5 Investor Portal, LLC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ifsCmr27k

Chief Operating Officer - Shankar N. Setty

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Formerly associated with Simin H. Syed, P.C.

Senior Paralegal - Shelina Punja

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Formerly associated with Simin H. Syed, P.C.

Senior Paralegal - Fatima Alo

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Formerly associated with Simin H. Syed, P.C.

Senior Paralegal - Yadinet Pena

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Formerly associated with Simin H. Syed, P.C.

Paralegal - Vidhi Udeshi

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Formerly associated with Simin H. Syed, P.C.

Secretary - Jaohara A. Ismail

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Formerly associated with Simin H. Syed, P.C.