Jackson Walker’s Mary Emma Karam spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), the DAYL Moms in Law Group, and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association (DWLA) on August 15, 2017. The presentation was entitled “How to Seek and Serve Your Clients – Business Development Tips with an Emphasis on Women Attorneys.”
Mary Emma spoke about service as a way of life, not only at home and in the community but for clients as well. According to Mary Emma, successful business development is a byproduct of a deep, caring commitment to clients, to the profession, and to the legal community. “The best way to build business is to develop meaningful relationships while cultivating an attitude of service.”
As the partner in charge of Business Development and Marketing at Jackson Walker, Mary Emma regularly mentors attorneys both in her firm and the community at large on client development. She was profiled by Law 360 as part of its “Rainmaker Q&A” Series. Mary Emma has particular insight into the challenges of balancing motherhood, home, and career while also developing a solid book of business as the mother of six and the first woman associate to become a partner at Jackson Walker.
Mary Emma is a healthcare contracting attorney, with experience in the contracting required for all aspects of Managed Care. She also works as outside general counsel to non-profit and healthcare related entities and develops strategic initiatives for large hospital systems.