Emilie R. Ninan, Managing Partner of Ballard Spahr's Wilmington, Delaware, office, became President of the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) effective July 1, 2012.

NASABA supports the professional growth of South Asian lawyers, provides a resource to the South Asian community, and protects the rights and liberties of South Asians across the continent. Ms. Ninan has served on the NASABA board for many years and on the executive committee for the last two.

"I'm honored to have been elected the next NASABA President," said Ms. Ninan. "And I'm particularly delighted that my term will begin in my hometown of Philadelphia and culminate at NASABA's 10th Anniversary Convention in San Francisco in June 2013."

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