Anita E. J. Ninan

Anita E. J. Ninan

Of Counsel

Anita E. J. Ninan is an international business attorney focusing her practice on U.S. business immigration and nationality law as well as global mobility, with previous international work experience in a British multinational bank and U.S. law firms. Anita is dual licensed and is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and in India. Anita provides legal advice regarding the temporary and permanent transfers of foreign nationals, including professionals, managers, executives, and persons of extraordinary ability, for the purposes of employment. She prepares and reviews employment-based non-immigrant petitions (B, E, H-1B, E3, L, O, and TN visas), and immigrant petitions, as well as adjustment of status and consular processing visa applications. Anita represents clients across a range of industries, such as logistics and transportation, information technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, management consulting, and telecommunications.

Concentrations

  • U.S. Department of Labor PERM regulation audits and responses.
  • Requests for Evidence from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  • Visa applications for temporary transfers of professionals under NAFTA.
  • Consular visa processing pertaining to international business travel and outbound global immigration.
  • Regulatory compliance issues related to commercial banking in India.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Standard Chartered Bank, Mumbai and New Delhi, India, 1993-1997
    • Legal Counsel, Legal & Compliance Division, 1996-1997
    • Legal Counsel, Office of the Special Representative for India (OSRI), 1993-1995

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Member, Global Migration Section (GMS)
      • Member, Conference Committee, 2016-2018
      • Member, Communications Committee, 2015-2016
  • Member, Georgia Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (GIACC)
    • President, 2018
    • Board Member, 2016-2018
  • Member, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Atlanta Chapter, 2017
  • Member, Dean Rusk International Law Center Advisory Council, University of Georgia School of Law
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, YWCA of India Board, 1998-2001
  • Member, YWCA of Delhi Board, 1998-2001

Credentials

Education
  • LL.M., University of Georgia, 1991
    • Concentrations in Corporate Law, International Law, International Trade Law, and Environmental Law
    • Associate Editor, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India, 1990
  • B.A. (Hons), St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India, 1987
  • Performers Licentiate (Bachelor of Music), Piano, Royal Schools of Music, London, 1988
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • Bar Council of Delhi, India
Languages
  • Hindi, Fluent
  • Malayalam, Conversational