1) What is your name or organization and what do you do?
Sedgwick LLP is an international litigation and business law firm that provides counseling, risk management, litigation management, trial, appellate and transactional legal services to sophisticated corporate clients. Founded in 1933 as a two-attorney firm in San Francisco, Sedgwick now has more than 360 attorneys in offices around the world. Sedgwick’s collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry.2) How did you first learn about W.O.M.A.N., Inc.?
Sedgwick San Francisco attorney and member of the firm’s SF Inclusion & Diversity Committee, Sunny Shapiro first learned about W.O.M.A.N., Inc. online.Sunny felt so inspired by the organization’s mission that she decided to spearhead a used cell phone drive throughout the firm’s San Francisco office to support W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s worthy cause of serving survivors of domestic violence in San Francisco and the larger Bay Area.
3) What inspired you to support W.O.M.A.N., Inc’s anti-violence efforts and how did you do so?
Sedgwick has a long tradition of giving back to its community. Whether through pro bono work or volunteering at local charities, finding ways to better the communities in which our attorneys and staff work and live has always been a top priority. The firm was proud to launch the used cell phone drive in our San Francisco office because members of the firm feel passionately about W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s mission.
4) What is the impact you hope for your support to have on the community?
We hope that the money raised through Sedgwick’s used cell phone drive will in some small way help provide support to victims of domestic violence through the education, advocacy and peer counseling and therapy that W.O.M.A.N., Inc. offers its clients. Sedgwick is truly honored to contribute to W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s cause. We hope to one day live in a world where domestic violence no longer infiltrates our communities.