About Janelle M. Lewis

Janelle is a driven legal professional who is well-adapted to the ever-changing world in which we live. Her strong academic background and professional experience in both the public and private sectors has given her the ability to dive into and tackle complex emerging legal issues to the benefit of those who she has served. 

Whether it was representing a United Nations Staff member who was appealing administrative decisions that were made in non-compliance with her terms of appointment or working with UNHCR to assist stateless individuals in the United States, she approached each legal problem she encountered with vigor and ingenuity. 

She is now taking my skills and experiences to increase global entrepreneurship by bringing innovation to the provision of legal services. As an attorney in the new global economy, she works to increase Foreign entrepreneurs' access to legal services so that their businesses can compete in the U.S. economy. Janelle also works to assist American entrepreneurs navigate European Privacy laws including GDPR, EU-U.S. Privacy Shield and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.  

It is Janelle's passion and belief in the greater accessibility of legal services that drives her each day to bring more innovation to the practice of law so that entrepreneurs can bring innovation to the new global economy.


  • American University Washington College of Law                  

    • Juris Doctor, 2012

  • New York University: Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

    • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.),2006

      • Specialization: International Public Policy Analysis

  • Syracuse University: Maxwell School of Public Citizenship and                            College of Arts & Sciences

    • Bachelor's Degree, Dual Majors: International Relations & Political Science; Minor: Economics (1998)

Law School Honors & Awards

  • WCL Moot Court Scholarship (2012)

  • Highest Grade Designation for section in Criminal Trial Advocacy Course (2010)

  • First Place in the Peter James Johnson ’49 National Civil Rights Trial Competition (2010)

  • Quarter-finalist in the Alvina Reckman-Myers 1st Year Moot Court Tournament (Spring 2010)

  • Mock Trial Honor Society (2010-2012)