Smith Anderson Joins Client Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women in a Global Day of Service

Worldwide Effort Brings Together Volunteers to Support More Than 80 Community-Based Organizations

Smith Anderson joined volunteers from around the world to take part in an inaugural Global Day of Service on September 27th, a worldwide initiative spearheaded by Ford Motor Company’s Legal Alliance for Women (LAW). The coordinated global effort assisted organizations who support the empowerment and well-being of women and girls in their respective communities. Smith Anderson was among more than 90 law firms around the world that partnered with LAW to volunteer time and perform pro bono work on a day of community service.

Smith Anderson brought the Global Day of Service to North Carolina’s Triangle region and volunteered at Interact Family Safety and Empowerment Center, an organization dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County. Staff and attorneys from Smith Anderson will provide donations and assist in sorting and organizing the Center's donations. 

“Smith Anderson is proud to participate in a women-focused global initiative and we are fortunate to partner with a client who shares in our commitment to supporting women and serving the local community,” said Smith Anderson Partner Addie Ries serving as Ford’s Triangle Region Captain. “While we continue with our efforts to help with Hurricane Florence relief, we hope to make a positive impact in our community on this day of service made possible by Ford.”  

Ford LAW and partner’s Global Day of Service kicked off this year with a singular vision to help community organizations that are assisting women and girls through educational, empowerment and support programs. Bringing together volunteers from more than eight countries, this day of service is a collective effort to give back to the communities Ford and its partners operate in.

“Through this day of service, we are aiming to marshal the collective efforts of our partners in the legal profession around world to give back to the community,” said Beth Rose, assistant general counsel at Ford Motor Company and chairperson of Ford’s Legal Alliance for Women. “The passion we share in advocating for and serving our communities extends beyond this one day. It is part of who we are as individuals and drives our community service year round.”

Ford Motor Company is longtime client of Smith Anderson, representing the company and its products for over 20 years. 

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 About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 201,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit


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