Murthy Law Firm founder and president, Sheela Murthy, is featured in the latest edition of Enterprising Women magazine, a publication that targets the large – and growing – community of women entrepreneurs in this country, some ten million strong. In the online edition, Murthy tells her story in a “video spotlight” that was filmed by The Story Exchange, a nonprofit global media project “that empowers women to achieve economic independence through entrepreneurship.” Murthy’s talk is entitled Entrepreneurship for Immigrants: Setting the Bar Too High? [See Enterprising Women Magazine, and The Story Exchange.]
As a leading woman entrepreneur, and an immigrant from India, Murthy was a logical choice for this program. In the past two decades, she has earned a reputation – both here and abroad – for legal excellence: recognized as a leader in the field of immigration law, and often called upon to share her vast store of knowledge with other immigration practitioners at professional seminars around the country.
Murthy also is renowned for her entrepreneurial savvy, having built a world-class law firm from the small solo practice she started in 1994. The Murthy Law Firm now employs over 85 people at its headquarters in Owings Mills, Maryland, and 20 more at its affiliate offices in Chennai, India, with satellite offices in Seattle, Washington, and Hyderabad, India. Murthy has been hailed as a digital pioneer, among the first in the legal community to harness the power of the internet, in the process, creating MurthyDotCom, which has been hailed numerous times as the world’s most popular legal website.
Though widely regarded as an authority in immigration law and entrepreneurship, Murthy is also committed to philanthropy, and has been a tireless and passionate advocate for the empowerment of women and girls. She has long viewed education and entrepreneurship as two of the greatest tools to achieving that goal.
All of us at the Murthy Law Firm are proud of Sheela’s accomplishments in everything she sets her mind to, be it immigration law, entrepreneurship, or philanthropy. In every case, she sets the highest standards for excellence, and strives to be a role model for girls and women who aspire to be lawyers, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists. We hope the readers of Enterprising Women magazine will be inspired by her example!
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