Cheryl Camin Murray, a Health Care partner in the Dallas office, was profiled in The Glass Hammer, sharing career advice and how she has forged her own path in the legal industry. To tackle her career goals, Cheryl stated that finding her niche helped put her on a trajectory to success. She joined Katten in 2018 with two other colleagues, growing the Health Care group to offer robust legal services to the health care industry in Texas and beyond.

Law can be a challenging field for women, where firm policy and culture play a significant role in how women’s careers are supported. To younger associates, Cheryl noted that employers can be accommodating if you ask, stating “Sometimes you are at a point in your life where you need a more flexible schedule, but that doesn’t mean you have to automatically go off the partner track or to part time. You can continue to create opportunities in your career by asking for what you need; in fact, you may even be the impetus for a new policy or program that helps others.”

Mentorship is also important — finding a good mentor and then serving as a mentor support the next generation of women lawyers. A good mentor with a breadth of experience can help guide your career and identify next steps and goals, as well as help find best paths to getting there. (“Voice of Experience: Cheryl Camin Murray, Health Care Partner, Katten,” June 1, 2020)