Susan Murley has been named to the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly inaugural Hall of Fame class. This honor is awarded to Massachusetts-based lawyers who have been practicing for 30 years or more. According to the publication, along with amassing career accomplishments, Hall of Fame honorees have contributed to the development of law and improved the quality of justice in Massachusetts.
“The attorneys featured here are icons of the local legal community…They reflect the range of legal excellence that Massachusetts has to offer,” said Susan A. Bocamazo, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s publisher.
Murley has more than 25 years of experience representing private and public companies in the technology, life sciences and finance sectors, among others. She concentrates her practice primarily in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisition, corporate governance and general corporate counseling.
As highlighted in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly profile, as a co-managing partner of WilmerHale for 11 years, Murley displays an unwavering commitment to both increasing diversity within the firm and bolstering the firm’s financial growth. “The decisions we make as a firm and the advice we give our clients is simply better and more informed when you have a diversity of views and perspectives,” Murley said.
The profile went on to state, “In this role, Murley has prioritized continuing WilmerHale’s financial success while building a more diverse firm…In the time since she took the reins, the firm’s profits per partner has more than doubled. Meanwhile, the ranks of women and of color in leadership positions have risen significantly. Today, nearly half of WilmerHale’s management committee is made up of women and 28 percent of its members are attorneys of color. Similarly, 60 percent of WilmerHale’s legal department chairs are attorneys of color."