Jackson Walker partner Mary Emma Karam was recently quoted in an article in The Texas Catholic.
The article, “Group raises support, spirits at St. Philip the Apostle,” discussed Ms. Karam’s contributions to St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School in Dallas, Texas, primarily through her founding the “Friends of St. Philip.” Due to a decrease in enrollment, St. Philip the Apostle Catholic School has suffered from a lack of funds that has resulted in outdated textbooks, low teacher pay, and old equipment. The Friends of St. Philip, a team of volunteers and supporters that donate their time and resources, has made great strides in improving the condition of the school.
“Many of the parishes in the north have people on their boards or families that when the school puts the word out that they need help, they respond because they have resources available to them,” Ms. Karam said.
Ms. Karam has practiced law at Jackson Walker for more than 30 years, providing practical advice and strategic thinking to clients in a wide range of legal matters. Her current practice consists of counseling clients on healthcare and managed care contracting; representing various organizations as outside general counsel and coordinator of legal work; and consulting in litigation matters involving emerging healthcare issues. Ms. Karam’s dedication to client service differentiates her practice. She emphasizes communication, results, and an uncompromising commitment to achieving her clients’ goals while effectively managing their legal costs. Ms. Karam received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Spring Hill College and her J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.