Sheela Murthy

President and Founder, Murthy Law Firm

Sheela Murthy is the founder and has served as president and CEO of the Murthy Law Firm since 1994. Chambers Global recognized the Murthy Law Firm as among the world’s leading US immigration law firms. The firm helps large, small and midsize employers, including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, universities and technology companies, as well as families pursuing their American dream. The firm has affiliate offices in India. The firm’s website is regarded as among the world’s most visited law firm websites.

Among Murthy’s awards and recognitions are the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Global Leadership Award from the state of Maryland, Innovator of the Year, 50 Most Influential Marylanders and an AV (highest) rating by Martindale Hubbell. Murthy serves on various boards, including the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Harvard Law School’s Dean’s Advisory Committee, the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Stevenson University. Murthy completed her LLM at Harvard Law School. She and her husband, Vasant Nayak, cofounded the MurthyNAYAK Foundation in 2001, dedicated to the support of socially transformative projects to make the world a better place.