Most lawyers, of course, are used to the idea of advocating for others. As an immigrant and young lawyer, Natasha Sim has grown accustomed to the idea of advocating for herself, too. “You either win or learn—you don’t lose,” she says. “Even when it’s challenging, I am still able to be audacious and push myself out of my comfort zone.”
NCRC Community Development Fund
The philosophy has already taken Sim far. The George Washington University Law School graduate now serves as a compliance attorney at the NCRC Community Development Fund. Her multifaceted role at the community development focused financial institution gives her the opportunity to handle compliance, regulatory, and operations matters while collaborating with NCRC on fair lending and fair housing policy initiatives.
As a young in-house counsel, Sim has already taken a lead underwriting and legal role in the disbursement of $7 million in loans.
Although the work keeps Sim busy, she finds time to deepen her expertise by chairing the ABA Business Law Section’s Community Economic Development Committee and serving as a board member for Women in Housing and Finance and a junior board member for DC Volunteer Lawyers.
Sim, who is extremely interested in the intersection of finance and technology, hopes to one day lead the development of a financial innovation in a legal or finance capacity.