Sonrisa Lewis

Sonrisa Lewis

Transactional Attorney: Making Sure Your Documents Are Solid

Newark
Delaware
Licensed in
MD
Washington College of Law, American University
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About
Law firms and businesses turn to Sonrisa when they need quality work completed on-schedule. Sonrisa enthusiastically serves her clients who value the caliber of her work and her attention to detail. Her legal background is diverse in nature, with a focus on document production and transactional work. Startups frequently turn to Sonrisa for guidance regarding the legalities of starting and running a business. Sonrisa also has experience working in regulatory compliance, contract law, and employment law. Sonrisa runs her own law firm with a focus on supporting lawyers, businesses, and people of color. Sonrisa lives in Delaware and works with… read more clients nation-wide.
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Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Sonrisa recently helped me with an employment law matter. With very little instruction, Sonrisa was able to deliver exactly what I needed. I am accustomed to working with freelance attorneys and paralegals. My experience with Sonrisa was different, as she produced a file-ready document requiring very little revision. Sonrisa’s assistance saved me hours of time. -Louis L."

Drafted EEOC Position Statement
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"I am a small business owner working to apply for licensure in Massachusetts for my cannabis business. Sonrisa has been working with me throughout the application process, specifically helping me to get my materials together and drafting multiple standard operating procedures. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Sonrisa! I am impressed with her output, keen responsiveness and I appreciate her enthusiasm, attention-to-detail, and depth of communication with me. Sonrisa takes the information that I give her, applies the proper regulation, and swiftly puts together well-written SOPs on my behalf. Sonrisa is knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help drafting SOPs or navigating difficult matters of regulatory compliance! -Ryan C."

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Work History

Lewis Legal

Owner, Founder, Freelance Attorney

Sep 2020 - Present

I currently work as a freelance attorney and run my own law firm, Lewis Legal. Lewis Legal is a virtual firm which provides support to other attorneys and small firms in the form of legal research, legal writing, litigation support, and more.

Sep 2020 - Present

Delaware Family Court

Law Clerk

Apr 2020 - Aug 2020

As a law clerk in Family Court, I attended hearings, documented proceedings, and drafted Court Orders for Family Court Judges. This role required intensive legal research, writing, and analysis.

Apr 2020 - Aug 2020

HSBC

Compliance Attorney

Nov 2015 - Mar 2020

• Detected instances of fraud, money laundering, and market manipulation through analysis of patterns and trends.
• Wrote Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) in accordance with federal statute and regulation.
• Responded to regulatory issues and ensured detailed reporting to and communication with FinCEN.
• Studied the BSA and ensured compliance with AML and KYC rules.

Nov 2015 - Mar 2020

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Federal Government Subcontractor, Team Lead

May 2013 - Feb 2020

• Analyzed documents under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and other federal regulation.
• Managed work flow and trained colleagues as a team leader for a group of fifteen paralegals.
• Examined mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts between consumers and financial institutions.

May 2013 - Feb 2020

Friends of Judge Alice Beck Dubow

Campaign Coordinator

Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

• Helped Superior Court Candidate win primary election. Prepared campaign financial report.

Feb 2015 - Oct 2015

Charlotte Business District

Contract Attorney

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

• Analyzed documents for litigation in cases of toxic torts and pharmaceuticals.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015

Bank of America

Contract Attorney, Quality Control Team

Mar 2014 - Aug 2014

• Analyzed documents for litigation in cases of banking and insider trading.
• Reviewed communications and documentation to ensure compliance with federal regulation.
• Reviewed the work of peers for accuracy as a member of quality control team.

Mar 2014 - Aug 2014

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