Co-Founder and Head of Immigration Business

Sweekrutha Shankar

Overview And Experience

Sweekrutha Shankar is a founder and Partner at Shankar Ninan & Co. LLP where she leads the robust immigration law practice and a team of paraprofessionals. 

Ms. Shankar assists companies of all sizes – across a diverse cross-section of industries, including finance, pharmaceutical, IT, and retail – seeking to hire foreign professionals and skilled workers to maximize their competitiveness, or to transfer personnel to company branches in the United States. For these companies, Ms. Shankar obtains H1Bs, TN, L, E-3, O-1, P-3, R-1 visas, green cards, and naturalization, among other visa types. She also advises clients in U.S. EB-5 investor visa applications.  

Of note, she manages a firm that processes 850+ H1b petitions per annum, including transfer and lottery cases. Ms. Shankar’s years of practical experience allow her to confidently navigate the ever-evolving fields of Immigration and Nationality law, guiding the corporations she serves with practical immigration law advice while consistently being empathetic to their needs.

Ms. Shankar is a trusted adviser to her clients in a variety of industries, including:

In addition to assisting corporate clients, Ms. Shankar maintains an individual immigration practice, representing individuals in family-based immigration and naturalization matters.

Ms. Shankar had a passion for Immigration and Nationality laws at a young age. Swee began working as a document clerk in high school, which fueled her ambitions to become an immigration law attorney. Before founding Shankar Ninan & Co., she was a paralegal, Law Clerk, and an associate at Simin H. Syed, P.C. 

Ms. Shankar is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association of New York.

Philosophy and Paying It Forward:

Ms. Shankar’s mission is to simplify complex immigration laws for her corporate and individual clients.  Her focus is to ensure all her clients feel heard and thrive in the U.S. She helps her corporate clients comply with the confusing, technical, and multifaceted requirements of U.S. immigration law, helping them navigate the complicated process with its ever-changing policies and procedures. Ms. Shankar is passionate about serving as a trusted guide for her clients and their families so they can create lives they love in the United States.

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