Emilie R. Ninan is the sole South Asian female partner in a major Delaware law firm, and she was the first person of color to make partner in her former firm. Ms. Ninan, Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr’s Wilmington office, is the founding President of the South Asian Bar Association of Delaware and a winner of the North American South Asian Bar Association’s Cornerstone Award.

Ms. Ninan says, “Diversity in the legal profession has been an ongoing discussion. Although strides have been made, studies show there is still much to do, particularly with respect to the retention of women of color. Through my work with NASABA, I hope to continue to be a change agent and pay it forward.”

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