Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Gigio K. Ninan

Overview And Experience

Gigio K. Ninan is the founder of Shankar Ninan & Co., a boutique law firm based in New York City with a satellite presence in New Jersey. He has over a decade of legal experience in the areas of business and employment counseling and litigation in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mr. Ninan serves as outside General Counsel to numerous businesses, utilizing his talent for structuring legal operations to align with corporate objectives and resolving complex employment and labor law challenges, to introduce solutions that turn adversity into opportunity.

Mr. Ninan advises executives on the full gamut of workplace policies, procedures, and practices. Among his specialties are preparing employment agreements, noncompete and confidentiality agreements, 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.

Mr. Ninan serves clients in a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to:

Philosophy and Paying It Forward:

Mr. Ninan leads with a people-first approach. He is passionate about paying it forward and sharing his expertise with future leaders at Rutgers Law, Binghamton University, and the South Asian Bar Association. He strives to instill the importance of relationship-building to their success and growth in life and in law. Mr. Ninan’s hard work, attention to detail, energy, and drive are traits he would like to instill in the next generation of attorneys.

After graduating cum laude from Binghamton University in 2008, Mr. Ninan earned his law degree from Rutgers University in 2011, where he served on the Journal of Law and Religion. Gigio went on to clerk for the Honorable Stephen M. Holden, Ph.D., J.S.C., and worked at several associate roles in New York and New Jersey in large national law firms where he has been recognized for his leadership abilities and accomplishments. By the age of 29, Mr. Ninan founded Shankar Ninan & Co., a boutique midtown Manhattan law firm. He is committed to helping guide future lawyers from his alma mater Rutgers Law School and Binghamton University, as well as the South Asian Bar Association.

From 2018-2020, Mr. Ninan served as Vice President of Law Students and Fellowships and as the Vice President of the Private Sector/In House Lawyers for the South Asian Bar Association of New York where he single-handedly raised over $25,000 to fund law student summer public-interest fellowships.

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Rutgers University Alumni Association
Rutgers School of Law – Camden Alumni Association
South Asian Bar Association of North America
South Asian Bar Association of New York


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