Womble is an AmLaw 100 firm with 27 offices across the U.S. and the U.K. They are a full-service firm with a strong variety of practice areas and over 1,000 attorneys. While the firm has grown into a global powerhouse, it retains a streak of genteel Southern culture from its founding—evidenced by its place in Vault’s Best Law Firms in the South Atlantic and Atlanta rankings—with an emphasis on personality, friendliness, and fit.
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Womble seeks out diverse, high achieving candidates, and the U.S.-based founding offices in North Carolina have strong feeder relationships with the local law schools. The firm has a “no jerks” rule that applies to everyone, even partners with big books of business—friendliness is a fundamental part of their culture. Partners are respectful of associates and generally have good relationships with them, and transparency at the firm is good, with regular performance reviews and frequent “status of the firm” updates, although the path to promotion is sometimes unclear. The billable-hour requirement has mixed reviews, with some associates finding it hard to meet and others calling it reasonable and attainable. Associate consensus on compensation is that salaries are below market, but ...
The transatlantic Womble Bond Dickinson came to be in 2017 through the combination of the U.S.’s Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and the U.K.’s Bond Dickinson. The combining firms each have roots that date back to the 19th Century. Womble Bond Dickinson focuses on energy and natural resources, financial institutions, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, retail and consumer, transportation and infrastructure, life sciences, pharma, communications and technology, private wealth, and healthcare sectors. The combined firm now has 26 offices in the U.K. and U.S. (including the firm’s newest office in Houston), with more than 1,000 attorneys, placing Womble Bond Dickinson among the AmLaw100.
Founded in 1876 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the firm that would ...
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