Sadé Lewis is a Supervising Attorney at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Sadé initially decided to pursue a legal career because she was interested in contracts, which later expanded to transactional law. Most of her career experience has been as an attorney with the U.S. Small Business Administration drafting and overseeing debt-finance transactions and grant compliance. During that time, she decided to also pursue a Tax LL.M. to gain additional insight into business and corporate transactions and their tax ramifications. Sadé is currently seeking a new opportunity to build upon her experience and transition into private practice, ideally in the areas of FinTech, traditional debt-finance, corporate-general or tax planning, or M&A. None. She is currently licensed in Texas and is eligible to waive into the DC and Maryland Bar Associations.
When did you join the WBA?
Why did you join the Women’s Bar Association?
I moved to DC during the pandemic and was in search of a community with similar interests and aspirations. Initially, I joined to network while searching for my next career opportunity but soon realized the Women’s Bar Association was much more. The WBA has been a positive, supportive group which has empowered me to stay motivated and hopeful in my career aspirations.
What benefits do you get from being a part of the WBA and why do you think others should join?
The biggest benefit I’ve received from being a part of the WBA has been in hearing so many women share their experiences, how they worked to overcome barriers, and how they are actively taking steps to make it easier for the next woman. Hearing their stories has encouraged me to persevere and to become more involved in helping others do the same.