Maya Salah

Associate She / Her / Hers

Maya Salah is a member of Ballard Spahr's Labor and Employment Group as well as its White Collar Defense/Internal Investigations practice. She advises national and international clients on employment and business immigration matters, focusing her practice on employment-based immigration, I-9 audits, and corporate immigration compliance.

Maya is a former prosecutor with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office and a former investigator for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the City of St. Paul Department of Human Rights. She leverages her experience and insight into the way government investigations and enforcement actions work and applies that knowledge when handling complex employment and immigration compliance matters.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

Maya is a member of minority bar associations, including MABL, MNAPABA, MHBA, MNIABA, MNLBA, and NASBA

Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection for the Second Judicial District

Recognition & Accomplishments

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016, 2020

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, "Eliminating Implicit Bias from Investigations and Disciplinary Decision-Making," Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, September 16, 2020

Presenter, "U.S. Immigration Compliance During COVID-19," Ballard Spahr webinar, April 9, 2020

Speaker, "5th Annual Immigrant Attorneys Among Us - Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside of the U.S.," Minnesota State Bar Association, January 18, 2019

Board Memberships & Community Service

Saint Paul Human Rights Commission, Commissioner

Community Mediation Services, Mediator

Volunteer Lawyers Network, Board Member



University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., Certificate in International Law, 2007)

University of Maryland University College (B.S., 2002)




U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota