Patricia Lewis Talks to Law360 on History of D.C. Women Tax Partners


Many of the women practicing in the largely male-dominated tax world of the 1980s sought support from one another through groups such as the Tax Coalition, founded in 1983 as a networking group for women in government. A separate Friday lunch group for women tax partners also formed.

“There were only a few of us in '80 or '82,” recalled Patricia Lewis of Caplin & Drysdale, one of the early members. “Now we have 70 members.”

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In addition to promoting balance at the firms where they work, women have changed the general atmosphere of the workplace, Lewis said.

“Women are more collaborative, more process-oriented, more inclusive, more polite,” she said. “That can affect the culture of a firm.”

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