Jackson Walker partner Mary Emma Karam was recently selected to attend the KPMG Executive Leadership Institute for Women in Dallas. Participation in this prestigious program is limited to high–performing, high–potential women with significant years of leadership experience.
Created by KPMG LLP’s Network of Women (KNOW) and The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Design, the institute is designed to equip participants with a deep understanding of the principles and practical skills that will allow them to achieve leadership excellence.
The program consists of four half–day classroom sessions held on a quarterly basis beginning May 17, 2013, and ending with a graduation ceremony on May 20, 2014. Attendees participate in a combination of mini–lectures and interactive discussions around case studies and real life leadership challenges.
Mary Emma (Ackels) Karam is a partner at Jackson Walker. Her practice consists of representing various organizations as outside general counsel and coordinator of legal work. She is an advisor in healthcare and managed care contracting and consults in litigation matters involving emerging healthcare issues. She served a term as outside counsel to the Attorney General for the State of Texas advising in healthcare/managed care matters. She is general counsel to the Diocese of Dallas and its representative to the National Diocesan Attorneys Association. She and her husband, Dr. Albert Karam, have six children and spend much of their time doing pro bono work.