Accolades & Honors

800 533 Sheela Murthy

Over the course of her career, Murthy has received numerous awards, recognitions, and honors. Whether for her leadership in the field of U.S. immigration law, her business acumen, community leadership, or her dedication to changing the circumstances of those who are less fortunate, Murthy’s accolades are many.

 

Attorney Honors

 

2019

  • Best Lawyers® in America, 2019

2018

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Best Lawyers® in America, 2018

2017

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Best Lawyers® Business Edition, 2017

2016

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Best Lawyers® in America, 2016

2015

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Immigration, 2015
  • Most Trusted Immigration Employment Advisor, USA, Acquisitions International’s Global Mobility, Immigration and Logistics Awards, 2015

2014

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2014

2013

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2013

2012

  • Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, International Bar Association lists Murthy among Corporate Immigration Attorneys, 2012
  • Top International Corporate Immigration Lawyer, by Corporate Immigration, 2012

2011

  • 2011 Rainmakers, Diversity & the Bar
  • Leading International Corporate Immigration Lawyer, 2011 edition of Corporate Immigration, Law Business Research Ltd, official research partner of the International Bar Association and strategic research partner of the ABA Section of International Law

2009

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2009

2008

  • 2008 Edition of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in the U.S., by Lexis-Nexis / Martindale Hubble, includes Sheela Murthy and the Murthy Law Firm. Only 5% of lawyers receive this distinction. Murthy is one of only 3 firms listed from the State of Maryland.
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Leadership in Law Award, Daily Record, 2008

2007

  • Commendation from the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA., 2007
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007

 

Entrepreneurial Honors

 

2017

  • Women of Substance, Best Lawyers® Business Edition, 2017

2016

  • Influential Marylanders, Daily Record, 2016

2015

  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce names Sheela Murthy Chairperson – only the second woman in the organization’s history. (2015-2017)

2013

  • Largest minority-owned businesses in greater Baltimore ranks Murthy Law Firm 11th, Baltimore Business Journal, 2013
  • Employer Partnership Award, from the Jewish Community Services. Murthy and her firm are honored at the 5th Annual Meeting, held at the Gordon Center. Owings Mills, MD, 2013

2012

  • Inc. 500|5000 lists Murthy Law Firm among the fastest growing private companies in America, 2012
  • Innovator of the Year, Daily Record, 2012
  • Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, Professionalism, and Contributions to the Community, 2012
  • Most Admired CEOs, The Daily Record, 2012

2011

  • Brava Hall of Fame inducts Murthy into the Women Business Achievement Awards, SmartCEO Magazine, 2011
  • Maryland’s Top 100 Women Award (As a 3-time winner, Murthy enters the Circle of Excellence.), 2011
  • 50 Influential Marylanders, Daily Record, 2011

2010

  • 100 Most Influential Entrepreneurs & Professionals, by Indus Business Journal, who recognizes stars in the South Asian community in the USA , 2010
  • Inc. 500/5000 lists the Murthy Law Firm among America’s fastest growing private companies, 2010
  • Best of Business Award, the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA), 2010
  • Small Business of the Year Award, Maryland Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Leaders Portfolio Awards, by Rebecca Blacksmith, Washington D.C.’s Money 1260 Radio, 2010

2009

  • Ernst & Young’s 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Murthy is among the nine extraordinary business leaders to receive this prestigious award regionally and goes on to the national competition in November.)
  • Businesswoman of the Year in the legal area, IndUS Business Journal, 2009

2008

  • Bravo! Award, by SmartCEO Magazine – celebrating just 25 women entrepreneurs for this prestigious award, Baltimore, MD, 2008

2006

  • Top Minority-Owned Businesses, by the Baltimore Business Journal, 2006
  • Leadership in Law, by American Desi Magazine. Washington D.C., 2006

 

Philanthropic Honors

 

2016

  • Distinguished Women’s Award, from the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, 2016

2015

  • Delta Epsilon Iota Society bestows Murthy with lifetime, honorary membership for inspiring and motivating the highest academic achievers at University Stevenson University. (26.Feb.2015)
  • Washington D.C. South Asian Film Festival honors sponsors Sheela Murthy and Vasant Nayak as chief guests. (25.Sep.2015)
  • 2015 Chai Annual Awards celebrates Murthy is guest of honor. (16.May.2015)

2014

  • Hope Has Many Faces, 25th Anniversary Gala, ASHA for Women, is sponsored in part by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation. A film created by Vasant Nayak is screened at the event. Sheela Murthy is the evening’s emcee. (18.Oct.2014)
  • Community College of Baltimore County & CCBC Foundation, Inc., recognize the Murthy Law Firm for continued support of the CCBC Annual Gala. (18.Sep.2014)

2012

  • 2012 Sadie Award is presented by the Children’s Guild to Sheela Murthy for philanthropic and humanitarian work. Murthy’s life story is told at the Cabaret for Kids gala entitled, Bangalore to Baltimore: Sharing the American Dream. (14.Apr.2012)
  • I-Fund Leadership Award, Board of Directors of the Independent College Fund of Maryland (I-Fund) (08.Feb.2012)

2011

  • Person of the Year nomination, from Corridor, Inc., 2011

2010

  • Spirited Woman Award for 2010, from MyCity4Her.com to Sheela Murthy for her philanthropy and community involvement. All profits from the awards luncheon go to the American Red Cross of Central Maryland. Baltimore, MD (18.Aug.2010)

2009

  • Radha Pathak Humanitarian Award, from Chai (Counselors Helping (South) Asians / Indians, Inc), 2009

 

Speaking Honors

 

2016

  • ITServe Alliance Synergy Conference, Dallas, TX, invites Murthy as speaker. (10-11.Nov.2016)
  • Murthy is Immigration Policy and Advocacy Board Advisor to ITServe Alliance, and is invited to speak at the Bay Area Chapter Launch, addressing the need for employers and employees to understand each other’s perspectives, and work together, for greater harmony and success for all. (29.Jul.2016)
  • The Women’s Business Center Organization invites Murthy as guest speaker at, A Journey of Leadership. York College of Pennsylvania. (03.May.2016)
  • AHA Business Radio invites Murthy as featured guest to talk about her work with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, interviewed by host, Allen Hirsh. (19.Apr.2016)

2015

  • United Way of Central Maryland, In their Own Words, features Murthy as speaker. (04.Nov.2015)
  • Empowering Women and Girls: Strategies for Success, sponsored by the National Federation of Indian American Association, features Murthy as speaker. Falls Church, VA (08-09.Oct.2015)

2014

  • Flow of Philanthropic Dollars, Human Capital and Innovations: How Can the U.S.-to-India Channel be Streamlined for Optimal Results? Philanthropy Dialogue, by The American Bazaar, invites Murthy to moderate. Washington Plaza Hotel, Washington D.C. (18.Oct.2014)
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