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Murthy Law Firm Co-Sponsors Major Indian Dance Festival

This weekend, the rich history of classical Indian dance will come alive in New York City, as the 9th annual Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance commences. Centered near the vibrant neighborhood of Battery Park City, Erasing Borders will feature both indoor and outdoor performances, as well as workshops led by masters in various styles [...]

Lending a Helping Hand to Victims of Domestic Violence

The Murthy Law Firm Philanthropy Committee recently conducted a donation drive and spent a day volunteering at the House of Ruth Maryland, a nonprofit organization committed to aiding victims of domestic violence. Client service representative Nia Gray, legal assistant Vanitza Perez, technology department liaison Erin Kelso, attorney Joel Yanovich, and paralegals Mona Thabet, Cliff Doby, [...]

MurthyNAYAK Foundation: 2015 Was a Good Year

The MurthyNAYAK Foundation (MNF) is a family foundation begun by Sheela Murthy, President and CEO of the Murthy Law Firm, and her husband, Vasant Nayak. The couple decided to begin their foundation in the wake of 9/11, to do good work and give back to the United States, their adopted country, and to their homeland [...]

Murthy Law Firm & TANA Pushing for Congressional Help on Vital Immigration Issues

The Murthy Law Firm and the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) have joined forces to push members of Congress to intervene on two crucial immigration issues: the implementation of a new rule to reauthorize the STEM optional practical training (OPT) program; and pressuring the U.S. Department of State (DOS) to revert to the original version of [...]

Government Shift on Oct 2015 Visa Bulletin Leaves Thousands in Deep Despair

When the original version of the October 2015 Visa Bulletin was released on September 9, 2015, there was tremendous excitement in the immigrant community. Granted, the revised system was not perfect, leaving a great many foreign nationals with continued wait times for immigration benefits that would stretch on for years. Still, it was a dramatic improvement [...]

ASHA for Women Helps Victims of Domestic Violence, with Support from MurthyNAYAK Foundation

When ASHA for Women was founded in 1989, there was a dearth of resources in the D.C. metro region for South Asian women enduring domestic violence. Language and cultural barriers too often became roadblocks for such women in the region, many of whom were immigrants with little understanding of the protections the government offered to [...]

Murthy Presents AIC’s MultiMedia Award

The American Immigration Council (AIC) recently awarded the winner of its annual Change in Motion multimedia competition for youth, ages 14-25. Funded by the MurthyNAYAK Foundation, Sheela Murthy was on hand to present the first place award to representatives from Fighting Youth Shouting out for Humanity (FYSH). This social justice youth council in Chicago is [...]

MLF Attorney Warmly Remembers Friend Who Made Her American Dream Possible

At the Murthy Law Firm (MLF), supporting the American dreams of our clients is not only a goal, it is our passion. Since its inception, our nation has been molded by talented, hardworking immigrants who come here to build a better life for themselves and their families; we are honored to help current and future [...]

Our Hearts Go Out to Nepal

We in the United States woke this morning to news that Nepal has suffered another earthquake – an aftershock of the April 25, 2015 quake, the magnitude of which was unimaginable. Death tolls continue to rise, but recently have exceeded 8,000. In Kathmandu, temples that survived for centuries are now lost forever. An avalanche triggered [...]

Sheela Murthy: Next Chair of Maryland’s Chamber of Commerce

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is the only statewide organization that represents the interests of every employer in Maryland, including businesses, universities, hospitals, local chambers, and regional organizations, representing all its diverse industries and various jurisdictions. The next Chair of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce will be Sheela Murthy, founder [...]

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