Prianka Sharma currently serves as an Assistant Chief Counsel for Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. The Office of Advocacy oversees federal agency compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, a law that requires federal agencies to assess the impact of their regulations on small business and to consider less burdensome alternatives. As such, she works closely with federal agencies, businesses and trade groups, and the White House’s Office of Management and Budget to ensure that the voice of small business is heard within the regulatory process. Prianka’ s portfolio includes agriculture, energy, and natural resource law and policy. Prianka is also active in various organizations that support her interest in environmental policy including serving as a Committee Vice Chair for Communications in the American Bar Association’s Section on Energy, Environment and Resources Endangered Species Act Committee, and Vice-Chair of Section, Division, and Forum Coorrdination (SDF). Prianka also serves as a Co-Chair of the Women in Government Relations’ taskforce on Energy, Environment and Agriculture, and in 2019 received the Outstanding Public Sector Member of the Year Award. She also sits on the Board of Directors, and Co-Chairs the Communications Committee for the Washington Council of Lawyers where she helps promote pro bono and public interest activities, and handles a variety of pro bono matters for clients in Washington, D.C. In 2019 she was awarded the Pro Bono Intake All-Star Award from the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Prior to joining the Office of Advocacy, Prianka served as a Judicial Law Clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and as a Litigation Law Fellow for the D.C. Volunteer Lawyer’s Project where she represented low-income victims of domestic violence in family law matters. Prianka received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University and her Juris Doctor degree from The American University Washington College of Law. She is a member of the bar of Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court.