Sherry Leiwant is a senior staff attorney at the National Organization for WomenLegal Defense and Education Fund (NOW LDEF), working on issues related to women’spoverty, sexual harassment and reproductive rights. Prior to joining NOW LDEF in 1996, Ms. Leiwant worked for 11 years as a senior staff attorney at the Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law, a national support center which provided litigation and technical assistance on public benefits issues and engaged in administrative and legislative advocacy on a national level on welfare issues. Prior to joining the Center, she was an assistant regionalattorney at the Department of Health and Human Services as well as a Special AssistantUnited States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Ms. Leiwant serves on theboard of Bank Street College of Education. She is a 1975 graduate of Columbia Law Schooland a 1972 graduate of Princeton University. Ms. Leiwant has three children.