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800 533 Sheela Murthy

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Attorney Archive

2013

  • The Murthy Law Firm hosts a delegation of Korean visitors, arranged through the World Trade Center Institute. Five Korean visitors, two interpreters, and a representative from the WTCI joined MLF attorneys to discuss U.S. immigration and asylum issues in the firm’s Owings Mills, Maryland offices. (06.Dec.2013)
  • For the leadership role played by the Murthy Law Firm at the annual conference of AILA D.C. Chapter, Baltimore Business Journal, People on the Move and Citybizlist, Murthy Attorneys Mentor Colleagues Regionally and Nationally cover Murthy. (02.Dec.2013)
  • A former three-term chair of the Annual AILA D.C. Conference, Murthy moderates a panel entitled, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – PERM at the 2013 AILA D.C. Fall Conference, held at the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD. (13.Nov.2013)
  • Murthy is a panelist at Harvard Law School’s Celebration 60 event, discussing Running Your Own Law Firm: Do You Have What it Takes and Do You Want? The event is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first women graduates of HLS, a worldwide women’s leadership summit entitled, Leaders for Change – Women Transforming our Communities and the World in Boston, MA. (28.Sep.2013)
  • India’s prestigious publication, The Economic Times, announces IndianAmerican attorney Sheela Murthy as one of the world’s top corporate immigration lawyers in 2013, according to the 2013 edition of Corporate Immigration, a leading publication in the field. (29.Aug.2013)
  • Murthy joins in on a White House conference call on the topic of comprehensive immigration reform with Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, and Small Business Administrator Karen Mills. They discuss the provisions in the proposed immigration reform bill and what its passage would mean for businesses. (31.Jul.2013)
  • Murthy is interviewed by Ashish Sen, Washington correspondent for Outlook Magazine, a top-selling news magazine in India. The interview is for an article on the recent closure of the University of Northern Virginia and what this means for students left in limbo. (31.Jul.2013)
  • The Daily Beast picks up on the coverage of Murthy and her law firm in its article, Lawyer’s Site Helps Immigrants Understand Rules, in the Building Her Case section. (26.Jun.2013)
  • Murthy is the subject of the New York Times article How the Web and an Attitude of Sharing Help a Law Firm Take Off. New York Times, Small Business Section. (26.Jun.2013)
  • Conducted for the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Murthy leads a program on I-9 compliance for HR department representatives from a number of Baltimore companies, held at the Eastside Development Center. (07.Jun.2013)
  • Murthy leads online webinar on immigration matters for the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), which seeks to provide a unique network serving individuals involved in the management of chambers of all sizes across the country.
  • At the Maryland Judicial Conference, Murthy participates in a timely presentation on immigration matters for Maryland judges at the Maryland Judicial Conference in Cambridge, MD. (10.May.2013)
  • Murthy is interviewed for India’s newspaper, The Hindu, offering her professional opinion on the proposed CIR legislation that will have a major impact on many Indian families, if it is passed into law. (17.Apr.2013)
  • The Murthy Law Firm is honored with a Top 50 ranking in the Baltimore Business Journal’s 2013 Book of Lists. The listing recognizes the largest area law firms, based on the number of lawyers in each practice. Baltimore, MD. (25.Jan.2013)

2012

  • Maryland Super Lawyers 2013 includes Murthy among Maryland’s top lawyers, listed in the prestigious Super Lawyers Magazine 2013. (12.Dec.2012)
  • The AILA DC Fall Annual Conference is chaired by Murthy for the third year in a row. She also serves as a panel moderator and presenter during the day-long program, held at the Shady Grove Conference Center, Rockville, MD. (14.Nov.2012)
  • As a Leading Immigration Lawyer and Philanthropist, Murthy receives the Award for Excellence at the 2012 ASHA for Women Gala at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. (15.Sep.2012 )
  • The 2012 edition of Corporate Immigration recognizes Murthy as one of the world’s top international corporate immigration lawyers. This world-class recognition is only available to the elite few who meet the rigorous vetting procedures of the director’s publisher, Law Business Research, Ltd. (27.Aug.2012)
  • Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission Panel is chaired by Murthy. Owings Mills, MD. (03.Jul.2012)
  • At the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2012 annual conference, Murthy is a panelist at a law practice management discussion of “50 Hot Technology Tips in 60 Minutes.” Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN. (16.Jun.2012)
  • Immigration Seminar, sponsored by the North American Telugu Association (NATA), features Murthy as speaker. Held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Edison, NJ. (06.May.2012)
  • The Kansas Reporter quotes Murthy in an article about new citizenship requirements for Kansas residents when they register to vote. (13.Jan.2012)

2011

  • Influential Marylanders, The Daily Record
  • Diversity & The Bar Magazine, a publication of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, sends Patrick Folliard to interview Murthy for an article appeared in the Nov/Dec issue of the magazine. (28.Sep.2011)
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Business Policy Conference enlists Murthy as moderator of a panel discussing the current and future uses of the E-Verify system to meet employers’ I-9 obligations for new hires. Cambridge, MD (2-3.Nov.2011)
  • Murthy leads several attorneys from the Murthy Law Firm to meet with affected students and USCIS and Embassy officials regarding questions about the University of Northern Virginia (UNVA), Annondale. Indian Embassy, Washington D.C. (05.Aug.2011)
  • The Baltimore Sun online edition carried an announcement that Sheela Murthy is recognized as a Leading International Corporate Immigration Lawyer in the 2011 edition of Corporate Immigration, published by Law Business Research Ltd, the official research partner of the International Bar Association and the strategic research partner of the ABA Section of International Law. (20.Jul.2011)
  • Economic Times of India sends Asif Ismail, Editor-in-Chief of Global India Newswire to interview Murthy for a feature story on the H1B situation. (20.Apr.2011)
  • Murthy is invited to a meeting with representatives of ICE and SEVP, and TVU Students. Indian Embassy, Washington D.C. (15.Apr.2011)
  • Parvasi Today interviews Murthy on the Tri-Valley situation for a clarification on U.S. immigration law. (Apr-Jun.2011)
  • Maryland Deletage Kathy Afzali consults Murthy on details of U.S. immigration law and the Dream Act. (29.Mar.2011)
  • The Embassy of India, with Honorable Madam Ambassador Shankar and Honorable Chief of Mission Mr. Singh, Embassy of India, welcomes Murthy and attorneys from her firm who accompany a contingent of students from Tri-Valley University (TVU), who request an opportunity to be heard following the problems at their school. (28.Feb.2011)
  • At Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Murthy addressed physicians of MedStar Health, a $3.9 billion, regional healthcare system, on matters of U.S. immigration law that impact healthcare employers and workers. (20.Jan.2011)

2010

  • CHRA 5th Annual Employment Law, Legislative & Regulatory Conference invites Murthy to be keynote speaker. Her address is, Bringing Out the Leadership in You and Your Company. Phoenix, MD (15.Nov.2010)
  • At the AILA DC Chapter, 2010 Annual CLE Conference, Murthy serves as conference chair and moderates a panel discussion during the conference. Rockville, MD (05.Nov.2010)
  • The Kendel Ehrlich Show, a radio talk show, invites Murthy as guest to discuss legal immigration and her own story, as well as the work of the Murthy Law Firm. Baltimore, MD (30.Oct.2010)
  • DLA Piper invites Murthy to speak at its luncheon for their Baltimore-based attorneys. (DLA Piper has 3,500 lawyers globally, of which 1,500 lawyers are in the United States.) (09.Sep.2010)
  • Shawe & Rosenthal invites Murthy to speak at its Employment and Labor Seminar. The topic of her talk is, When the USCIS Comes Knocking – Fraud Detection & National Security. Cambridge, MD (21-22 May.2010)
  • Morgan State University Graves School of Business and Management Honors Program invites Murthy as a guest lecturer on immigration law and its effect on business. Baltimore, MD (31.Mar.2010)

2009

  • CNN Money quotes Murthy for her opinion on the government’s recent crackdown on immigration applications and petitions filed by U.S. businesses. (23.Dec.2009)
  • Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series features Murthy, Harvard Law School. Cambridge, MA (06.Oct.2009)
  • At the 2009 Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Murthy offers tips on how to manage a successful law practice in, There’s No Business Like Your Business. Las Vegas, NV. (05.Jun.2009)
  • To a crowd of more than 500 attendees, Attorney Murthy presented the Obama Administration’s immigration policies and options for U.S. employers and for those seeking nonimmigrant and immigrant status in the United States. Dallas, TX (21.Mar.2009)

2008

  • 2008 Leadership in Law Award, Murthy is among the distinguished list of winners announced in the Daily Record, Baltimore, MD (20.Nov.2008)

2007

  • A Powerful Voice: Sheela Murthy, LL.M. ’87 Lends a Hand to Immigration Law, Harvard Law Bulletin, published by Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA. Commendation received from the Dean of the Faculty of Law. (Fall 2007)
  • Harvard Law School Worldwide Alumni Congress enlists Murthy as panelist for Alternate Career Paths and Quality of Life Issues. National Press Club. Washington D.C. (14.Jun.2007)
  • WJZ-TV’s Kai Jackson interviews Murthy on the current immigration debate for the local CBS affiliate. Baltimore, MD (25.May.2007)
  • The Ed Norris Show, local CBS radio affiliate, invites Murthy to discuss the immigration debate. (21.May.2007)
  • TV9 cable, broadcasting primarily in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka, India, interviews Murthy on the implications of the H1B cap having been reached on the first day.  (09.Apr.2007)
  • The Judicial Sub-Committee of the Maryland General Assembly hears Murthy’s testimony on bills affecting immigration. (17.Mar.2005)

 

Entrepreneur Archive

2013

  • Murthy is among a distinguished, few high-profile IndianAmericans at a luncheon with Congressman Joseph Crowley (D) in Washington D.C. Congressman Crowley is Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and IndianAmericans, and was seeking input to increase the connections between the Democratic Party and the IndianAmerican community. (13.Dec.2013)
  • Murthy is reelected to the TiE DC Board of Directors, the Washington branch of TiE Global, as announced in CityBizList and in the Baltimore Business Journal‘s People on the Move. She attended the TiE Gala in Vienna, VA. (03.Dec.2013)
  • With the cover of the Enterprising Women Magazine and a video interview, courtesy of The Story Exchange, Murthy is featured in print and online. (26.Nov.2013)
  • Murthy is a panelist at Harvard Law School’s Celebration 60 event, discussing Running Your Own Law Firm: Do You Have What it Takes and Do You Want? The event is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first women graduates of HLS, a worldwide women’s leadership summit entitled, Leaders for Change – Women Transforming our Communities and the World in Boston, MA. (28.Sep.2013)
  • The Murthy Law Firm is listed among the Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Baltimore by the Baltimore Business Journal. (20. Sep.2013)
  • The Maryland Competitiveness Coalition 2013 Economic Summit is attend by Murthy, as Vice Chair of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and an event sponsor. The invitation-only event, held in Laurel, MD, gathers 160 leaders in Maryland to join with the Maryland Chamber of Commerce to provide a common vision for the State of Maryland. (06.Sep.2013)
  • For the 3rd time, the Murthy Law Firm has made the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. According to Inc., this achievement puts MLF in rarefied company – the elite group has, over the years, included companies such as Microsoft, Intuit, Oracle, and Zappos.com. This continues to be a wonderful business accomplishment for a firm this size. (20.Aug.2013)
  • The Story Exchange publishes its piece on Sheela Murthy, Entrepreneurship for Immigrants: Setting the Bar Too High? The Blog also links readers to a video on Murthy’s life, Representing the American Dream. (27.Jun.2013)
  • Murthy is the subject of the New York Times article How the Web and an Attitude of Sharing Help a Law Firm Take Off. New York Times, Small Business Section. (26.Jun.2013)
  • The Jewish Community Services honors Murthy and her firm with their Employer Partnership Award at the 5th Annual Meeting at the Gordon Center in Owings Mills, MD. (17.Jun.2013)
  • The Murthy Law Firm is honored among the Top 50 Largest Minority-Owned Business in the Baltimore Area by the Baltimore Business Journal, at the BBJ Annual Diversity in Business Breakfast, held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, Baltimore, MD. (17.May.2013)
  • At the Annual Meeting of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Murthy is elected Vice Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. For the past two years, she has served with distinction as the Chamber’s Secretary / Treasurer. (01.May.2013)
  • SmartCEO Magazine honors the Murthy Law Firm with a Future 50 Award, which recognizes 50 of the region’s fastest-growing companies, based on employee and revenue growth over the past three years. (10.Jan.2013)

2012

  • TiE DC, the Washington D.C. chapter of the Indus Entrepreneurs, inducts Murthy as a new board member at their annual gala at Bethesda Country Club, Bethesda, MD. (12.Dec.2012)
  • Among the Top 50 Minority-Owned Businesses honored at the Baltimore Business Journal‘s annual Diversity in Business Luncheon, the Murthy Law Firm made the 2012 list, ranking 13th in the Baltimore area – up four notches from 2011. The event was held at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve, Annapolis, MD. (29.Nov.2012)
  • The Daily Record‘s 2012 Innovators of the Year honors Murthy at a cocktail reception at the American Visionary Art Museum, in Baltimore, MD. (24.Oct.2012)
  • The World Trade Center Institute’s 6th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Event invites Murthy to moderate two panels at this conference for women leaders in international business, held at the American Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD. (31.May.2012)
  • Washington correspondent for The Hindu newspaper, Narayan Lakshman, Ph.D., interviews Murthy about the problems facing H-4 visa holders. Owings Mills, MD. (05.Jul.2012)
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year enlists Murthy, a 2009 honoree, to judge the 2012 candidates. Maryland Awards Banquet. Baltimore, MD. (28.Jun.2012)
  • Murthy accepts an invitation to continue serving on the Judges Panel for the Ernst & Young Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year Award. (13.Jan.2012)

2011

  • Murthy speaks to Janine DiPaula Steven’s class on entrepreneurship. Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD. (01.Dec.2011)
  • The Baltimore Business Journal features Murthy in their How I Got Started section. (05.Aug.2011)
  • Largest Women-Owned Businesses, by the Baltimore Business Journal, 2011
  • Murthy is inducted into the Brava Hall of Fame for the Women Business Achievement Awards, by SmartCEO Magazine. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD (13.Jul.2011)
  • Murthy is interviewed as part of a documentary film on the Indo-U.S. relationship for the Public Policy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. (15.Jun.2011)
  • Maryland’s 2011 Top 100 Women Award from the Daily Record is bestowed on Murthy for the 3rd time, putting her into the Circle of Excellence. The award recognizes 100 women for their professional accomplishments, community leadership, and mentoring. Baltimore, MD (09.May.2011)
  • Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience, a book by Susan C. Pearce, Elizabeth J. Clifford and Reena Tandon, includes Murthy’s personal immigration story. New York University Press (May.2011)
  • Murthy is guest speaker at the MBA Speakers Breakfast at the Georgetown University School of Business. Washington D.C. (13.Apr.2011)

2010

  • 5th Annual Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Awards ask Murthy to serve as judge. This is the only mid-Atlantic regional awards program honoring outstanding women and minority business owners. Adelphi, MD (21.Oct.2010)
  • Business Women’s Network invites Murthy to talk on Achieving Personal Success. Columbia, MD (20.Oct.2010)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners invites Murthy to speak. The Diversity Committee is hosting Women of Success – A Summer Celebration. Baltimore, MD (28.Jul.2010)
  • Inc. 500/5000 includes Murthy Law Firm on its prestigious list of the fastest growing private companies in America. (01.Jan.2010)
  • BRAVA Women Business Achievement Awards include Murthy among the first group of 100 women honored. Honorees are showcased in a special section of the August 2010 issue of SmartCEO. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore MD (23.Jul.2010)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) invites Murthy as guest speaker at its Business Circle event on international women. Cockeysville, MD (21.Jun.2010)
  • Leaders Portfolio, with Rebecca Blacksmith, airs on Washington D.C.’s Money 1260 Radio, and announced Murthy among the winners of the 2010 Leaders Portfolio Awards, designed to identify  business leaders and leadership businesses. (07.Apr.2010)
  • Forbes Magazine (in the Maryland region) carries an informative interview with Sheela Murthy, immigration attorney. (Mar.2010)

2008

  • Bravo! Award, SmartCEO Magazine, Baltimore, MD. Murthy is one of 25 women entrepreneurs celebrated for this prestigious award. (24.Jul.2008)
  • The Women in Business Leadership program invites Murthy to serve as a panelist at the National Archives, Washington D.C. (11.Jun.2008)

2007

  • MSN Money interviews Murthy for 6 Secrets of Successful Immigrants, on finding your niche and working hard. (11.Sep.07)
  • Forbes Magazine covers Murthy’s success. (04.Jun.2007)

 

Philanthropist Archive

2013

  • The Children’s Guild marks its 60th Anniversary Cabaret for Kids. As a former recipient of the Sadie Award, Murthy is in attendance. The Murthy Law Firm and MurthyNAYAK Foundation are sponsors. (09.Nov.2013)
  • I95 Business announces Murthy’s generous $50,000 endowment to CCBC, in honor of her friend, the late Donna Reihl. (Oct/Nov 2013)
  • Murthy is a speaker at the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Community Service Day held at Baltimore Zoo, in Baltimore, Maryland, briefly sharing her story of giving back to the community and encouraging the group to help others in need. (12.Jul.2013)
  • United Way Women’s Leadership Council event is sponsored, in part, by the Murthy Law Firm and MurthyNAYAK Foundation. (10.Jun.2013)
  • The 11th Annual American Success Awards of FIRN are sponsored, in part, by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation. (04.Jun.2013)
  • Murthy is the subject of the New York Times article How the Web and an Attitude of Sharing Help a Law Firm Take Off. New York Times, Small Business Section. (26.Jun.2013)
  • At the World Trade Center Institute’s 7th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Event, Murthy serves as Co-Host and the Murthy Law Firm and MurthyNAYAK Foundation are sponsors at the Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, MD. More than 300 women gather to hear from a variety of experienced global professionals addressing some of the most relevant topics for women in business. Murthy leads panel on Religious Beliefs / Cultural Norms & International Business.  (12.Jun.2013)
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting & Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner find Sheela Murthy in attendance as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Murthy Law Firm is a sponsor. (01.May.2013)
  • The Washington D.C. South Asian Film Festival, sponsored, in part, by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation. A short film by Vasant Nayak is featured in the event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Rockville, MD. (10-12.May.2013)
  • As Chair of the Board of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Murthy sponsors and helps to host the Annual Distinguished Women Event, in Baltimore, MD. (25.Apr.2013)
  • At a dinner honoring Dr. Madhav Chavnan, founder and CEO of India’s renowned educational NGO, Pratham, Murthy, is mistress of ceremonies. Hosted by Pratham’s Washington D.C. chapter, the Murthy Law Firm and MurthyNAYAK Foundation are proud sponsors of the event, held at Bombay Tandoor, in Vienna, VA. (24.Apr.2013)
  • The Annual MentorZing event, for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, who provide mentoring services to children in the Greater Chesapeake area, is sponsored by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation. Murthy sponsors and co-chairs the event at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. (17.Apr.2013)
  • As Chair of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Murthy leads the 23rd Annual Gold Award Banquet at Martin’s West, in Woodlawn, MD. (14.Apr.2013)
  • Murthy serves as the Honorary Chair for the Community College of Baltimore 6th Annual Gala, entitled An International Affair – Passport to Global Education, held at Martin’s West, Woodlawn, MD. (13.Apr.2013)
  • The American Immigration Council 18th Annual Immigrant Achievement Awards are held in Washington, D.C. The Murthy Law Firm and MurthyNAYAK Foundation are sponsors. (11.Apr.2013)

2012

  • At United Way of Central Maryland Tocqueville Society’s In Their Own Words Breakfast Series, featuring Chet Burrell, President and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Murthy offers closing remarks. The Murthy Law Firm co-sponsors this event at the Center Club in Baltimore, MD. (28.Nov.2012)
  • The Women’s Law Center’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Gala is held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, MD. Murthy, longtime financial contributor, is invited to speak out in support of WLC’s programs and to thank contributors for making its funding campaign a success. (14.Nov.2012)
  • The Pratham DC Annual Gala is held in Vienna, VA, and Murthy is invited to serve as mistress of ceremonies and chief fundraiser. The Murthy Law Firm and MurthyNAYAK Foundation are principal sponsors of the event, as the work of Pratham, as an educational charity that helps underprivileged students in India, aligns with their charitable mission. Murthy serves as a member of Pratham DC’s Board of Directors. (03.Nov.2012)
  • As a Leading Immigration Lawyer and Philanthropist, Murthy receives the Award for Excellence at the 2012 ASHA for Women Gala at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. (15.Sep.2012 )
  • In her capacity as Board Chair of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Murthy invited to throw out the first pitch at the Baltimore Orioles baseball game, in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts in the United States. Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Baltimore, MD.
  • 2012 GSUSA National Corporate Leadership Meeting is attended by Murthy, Board Chair of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, along with board chairs and CEOs from across the country. Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C. (06.Jun.2012)
  • The 10th Annual American Success Awards Dinner of FIRN (Foreign-born Information and Referral Network) is sponsored by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation. Murthy is in attendance. Turf Valley Conference Center, Ellicott City, MD. (05.Jun.2012)
  • At the World Trade Center Institute’s 6th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Event, Murthy moderates two discussion panels about women’s leadership in business and philanthropy. The MurthyNAYAK Foundation and the Murthy Law Firm are sponsors at the event held at the American Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD. (31.May.2012)
  • 2012 Sadie Award, is presented by the Children’s Guild to Murthy for her philanthropic and humanitarian work. The children present her with their annual Cabaret for Kids gala. Sheela Murthy’s life story is featured in an original piece of musical theater entitled, “Bangalore to Baltimore: Sharing the American Dream.” Valley Mansion, Hunt Valley, MD. (14.Apr.2012)
  • A presenter at the 17th Annual American Immigration Council Achievement Awards, Murthy honors, Dr. Jane Shaw, Chair of the Board of Intel Corporation, with the Immigrant Achievement Award. Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Washington DC. (29.Mar.2012 )
  • Catonsville Campus of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) President, Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis, and CCBC Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Kenneth Westary extend an invitation to Murthy to serve as Honorary Chair for the establishment of a Center for Global Education.
  • The Girl Scouts of Central Maryland announce Murthy’s reappointment as Chair of the GSCM Board of Directors for another two-year term. (06.Jan.2012)

2011

  • Washington think tank, the Immigration Policy Center, features Murthy in a report about immigrant women entrepreneurs in the United States, and the progress they are making. An article on the report appears in Women’s eNews, quoting Murthy on her experiences in overcoming racial, ethnic, and gender stereotypes.  (19.Dec.2011)
  • Corridor, Inc. nominates Sheela Murthy Person of the Year 2011.  (11.Dec.2011)
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, issues a press release, naming Murthy to the Board of Directors.
  • ASHA for Women’s Annual Gala enjoys Murthy as auctioneer, raising funds during the event.The MurthyNAYAK Foundation is a sponsors. Murthy who serves on ASHA’s Board of Advisor. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (24.Sep.2011)
  • At the United Way of Central Maryland breakfast series, Murthy introduces the featured speaker. The Murthy Law Firm is a sponsor of the event, held at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, MD. (21.Sep.2011)
  • Murthy co-chairs the MentorZing Celebration for Big Brothers / Big Sisters. The event celebrates mentoring in the region, with 450+ attendees. Baltimore, MD (18.May.2011)
  • The Murthy Law Firm sponsors the 16th Annual American Immigration Council Gala honoring immigrants Wallace Loh, president of the University of Maryland, and author/activist Loung Ung, and youth activist Jonathan Jayes Green. Washington D.C. (06.Apr.2011)
  • Celebration of the diversity of cultures around the world echoes the theme for the day with 1000 girls and visitors to this event of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. As Board Chair, Murthy gave the opening presentation on Empowering Girls Will Change our World, as part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ Global Action Theme, based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. The event was held at 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD. (20.Feb.2011)

2010

  • St. Louis Regional Business Council United Way event invites Murthy as guest speaker. Her talk is on successful women and their impact on the community and philanthropy. St. Louis, MO (25.Sep.2010)

2009

  • The Hindu, National newspaper of India, online edition, describes Murthy’s challenge to others who have been fortunate in business to give back to their communities in The Spirit of Giving. (28.Oct.2009)
  • United Way Women’s Leadership Council invites Murthy as keynote speaker at its annual luncheon. Virginia Beach, VA (15.Oct.2009)

2008

  • United Way International’s Friends of India includes Murthy among its delegates from the U.S., who
    travel to India to see the work of NGOs in Bangalore, Dhalwad, and Neemrana, as well as in Delhi and Hubli, where delegates helped to launch new United Way chapters. (17.Nov.2008)
  • At United Way’s 2008 Community Leaders Conference, Murthy presents the case for the United Way’s international expansion into India to 2000 attendees as keynote speaker. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD (16.May.2008)

 

Speaker Archive

2013

  • Murthy speaks at the TEDXBaltimoreWomen Program, which combines the live webcast of the TEDWomen: Invent Here Conference in San Francisco with four Baltimore, Maryland speakers.  (05.Dec.2013)
  • A former three-term chair of the Annual AILA D.C. Conference, Murthy moderates a panel entitled, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days – PERM at the 2013 AILA D.C. Fall Conference, held at the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD. (13.Nov.2013)
  • As Vice Chair of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, Sheela Murthy and John Dinkel, Publisher of the Baltimore Business Journal, present awards at the MD Chamber/BBJ Business Philanthropy Awards Event. Baltimore, MD. (06.Nov.2013)
  • The Pratham DC 2013 Gala enlists Murthy as emcee. This event brought together supporters from the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia to help Pratham, continue as the largest educational nonprofit in India, providing quality education to underprivileged youth enabling them to not only attend, but thrive in school. As a member of the Board of Directors, Murthy helped raise funds at the Gannet/USA Today Headquarters, McLean, VA. (27.Oct.2013)
  • Murthy is a panelist at Harvard Law School’s Celebration 60 event, discussing Running Your Own Law Firm: Do You Have What it Takes and Do You Want? The event is a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first women graduates of HLS, a worldwide women’s leadership summit entitled, Leaders for Change – Women Transforming our Communities and the World in Boston, MA. (28.Sep.2013)
  • Murthy is a presenter at the Annual Butler Conference of Leaders, speaking on Immigration Law – Time for a Change. (18.Sep.2013)
  • Murthy is a speaker at the PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Community Service Day held at Baltimore Zoo, in Baltimore, Maryland, briefly sharing her story of giving back to the community and encouraging the group to help others in need. (12.Jul.2013)
  • Murthy is a featured panelist at the U.S.-India Business Council’s (USIBC) 38th Leadership Summit, held for top-level executives and government leaders from India and the United States. The Murthy Law Firm also hosted the USIBC Members Reception, which was attended by many Washington insiders including former ambassadors to India, U.S. senators and congressmen, and top executives of the biggest names in industry. The event was held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C. (11.Jul.2013)
  • At the World Trade Center Institute’s 7th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Event, Murthy serves as Co-Host and the Murthy Law Firm and MurthyNAYAK Foundation are sponsors at the Visionary Arts Museum in Baltimore, MD. More than 300 women gather to hear from a variety of experienced global professionals addressing some of the most relevant topics for women in business. Murthy leads panel on Religious Beliefs / Cultural Norms & International Business.  (12.Jun.2013)
  • The United Way of Central Maryland Women’s Leadership Council reception, held at the Center Club, in Baltimore, MD, is moderated by Sheela Murthy. Introduction by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and keynote address by Stacey D. Stewart, U.S. President, United Way Worldwide.  (10.Jun.2013)
  • Women in Leadership Symposium at Stevenson University Brown School of Business and Leadership is held in Owings Mills, MD, with Murthy as keynote speaker. (03.Apr.2013)
  • As a member of the Executive Board of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and President of the Board of Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Murthy welcomes attendees to the MD Chamber 101 at the GSCM. (03.Apr.2013)
  • 12th Annual Athena Awards Event, hosted by Harford County Community College is held in Belair, Maryland, with Murthy as keynote speaker. The Athena Award is given annually to honor exceptional women leaders in the local community. (08.Mar.2013)

2012

  • At United Way of Central Maryland Tocqueville Society’s In Their Own Words Breakfast Series, featuring Chet Burrell, President and CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Murthy offers closing remarks. The Murthy Law Firm co-sponsors this event at the Center Club in Baltimore, MD. (28.Nov.2012)
  • The AILA DC Fall Annual Conference is chaired by Murthy for the third year in a row. She also serves as a panel moderator and presenter during the day-long program, held at the Shady Grove Conference Center, Rockville, MD. (14.Nov.2012)
  • At the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2012 annual conference, Murthy is a panelist at a law practice management discussion of “50 Hot Technology Tips in 60 Minutes.” Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN. (16.Jun.2012)
  • The World Trade Center Institute’s 6th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Event invites Murthy to moderate two panels at this conference for women leaders in international business, held at the American Visionary Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD. (31.May.2012)
  • Immigration Seminar, sponsored by the North American Telugu Association (NATA), features Murthy as speaker. Held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Edison, NJ. (06.May.2012)
  • Murthy is interviewed by Sarah Caldwell for WBAL TV Show 11 TV Hill. Murthy speaks about her career in immigration law, her love for her adopted country, and the need to promote equal opportunities for women. Baltimore, MD. (18.Mar.2012)
  • WOW Baltimore / Women of the World Festival invites Murthy to moderate: Cultural Kaleidoscope, and Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Spirit. The event was held at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD. (02-03.Mar.2012)
  • Murthy kicks off McGladrey’s Women’s Leadership Breakfast Series by sharing the story of her struggles, successes, and words of advice to empower women in the workplace. Baltimore, MD. (11.Jan.2012)

2011

  • Murthy speaks to Janine DiPaula Steven’s class on entrepreneurship. Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD. (01.Dec.2011)
  • Maryland Chamber of Commerce’s Business Policy Conference enlists Murthy as moderator of a panel discussing the current and future uses of the E-Verify system to meet employers’ I-9 obligations for new hires. (2-3.Nov.2011)
  • ASHA for Women’s Annual Gala enjoys Murthy as auctioneer, raising funds during the event.The MurthyNAYAK Foundation is a sponsors. Murthy who serves on ASHA’s Board of Advisor. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (24.Sep.2011)
  • At the United Way of Central Maryland breakfast series, Murthy introduces the featured speaker. The Murthy Law Firm is a sponsor of the event, held at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, MD. (21.Sep.2011)
  • Top 100 Path to Excellence: Achieving your Personal and Professional Goals. Murthy serves as panelist at this event held by the Daily Record. BWI Marriott, Baltimore, MD (21.Jul.2011)
  • Murthy moderates World Trade Center Institute’s 5th Annual Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Forum at the Jim Rouse Visionary Center, Baltimore, MD. (01.Jun.2011)
  • SSM Health Care Leadership Conference, arranged through the Healthcare Speakers Network, invites Murthy to give keynote. St. Louis, MO (23-25 May.2011)
  • Murthy is guest speaker at the MBA Speakers Breakfast at the Georgetown University School of Business. Washington D.C. (13.Apr.2011)
  • At the Annual Summit of SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading Together), Murthy leads a session on South Asian Generations at Work. (02.Apr.2011)
  • Women’s History Month celebration luncheon, given by the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce at Baltimore’s Centre Club, features Murthy as guest speaker. Baltimore, MD (22.Mar.2011)
  • Celebration of the diversity of cultures around the world echoes the theme for the day with 1000 girls and visitors to this event of the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. As Board Chair, Murthy gave the opening presentation on Empowering Girls Will Change our World, as part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts’ Global Action Theme, based on the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. The event was held at 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD. (20.Feb.2011)
  • At Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Murthy addressed physicians of MedStar Health, a $3.9 billion, regional healthcare system, on matters of U.S. immigration law that impact healthcare employers and workers. (20.Jan.2011)

2010

  • CHRA 5th Annual Employment Law, Legislative & Regulatory Conference invites Murthy to be keynote speaker. Her address is, Bringing Out the Leadership in You and Your Company. Phoenix, MD (15.Nov.2010)
  • The Kendel Ehrlich Show, a radio talk show, invites Murthy as guest to discuss legal immigration and her own story, as well as the work of the Murthy Law Firm. Baltimore, MD (30.Oct.2010)
  • Business Women’s Network invites Murthy to talk on Achieving Personal Success. Columbia, MD (20.Oct.2010)
  • Proctor & Gamble’s WINGS luncheon for women invites Murthy as guest speaker. Hunt Valley, MD (30.Sep.2010)
  • ABC 2 News in Baltimore interviews Murthy, selected for the 2010 Spirited Woman Award by MyCity4Her.com. (16.Aug.2010)
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) invites Murthy as guest speaker at its Business Circle event on international women. Cockeysville, MD (21.Jun.2010)

2009

  • United Way Women’s Leadership Council invites Murthy as keynote speaker at its annual luncheon. Virginia Beach, VA (15.Oct.2009)
  • Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speakers Series features Murthy, Harvard Law School. Cambridge, MA (06.Oct.2009)
  • At the 2009 Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Murthy offers tips on how to manage a successful law practice in, There’s No Business Like Your Business. Las Vegas, NV. (05.Jun.2009)
  • To a crowd of more than 500 attendees, Attorney Murthy presented the Obama Administration’s immigration policies and options for U.S. employers and for those seeking nonimmigrant and immigrant status in the United States. Dallas, TX (21.Mar.2009)

2008

  • The Women in Business Leadership program invites Murthy to serve as a panelist at the National Archives, Washington D.C. (11.Jun.2008)
  • At United Way’s 2008 Community Leaders Conference, Murthy presents the case for the United Way’s international expansion into India to 2000 attendees as keynote speaker. Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD (16.May.2008)
  • The Women, Faith and Development Summit to End Global Poverty breakthrough, held at the National Cathedral, Washington D.C., saw Murthy in attendance, among world political leaders, religious leaders, and global organizations coming together. Murthy was invited to the stage by Brian Gallagher, the CEO of United Way of America, who acknowledged her leadership in the United Way’s expansion with the goal of eliminating poverty by helping to feed thousands of poor children in schools in Bangalore, India. (13.Apr.2008)

2007

  • Harvard Law School Worldwide Alumni Congress enlists Murthy as panelist for Alternate Career Paths and Quality of Life Issues. National Press Club. Washington D.C. (14.Jun.2007)
  • Harvard Law School invites Murthy to speak on the legal profession before students, providing insight into law firm practice and law firm management from a unique, large boutique-practice perspective. (05.Apr.2005)