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2025 Vault Rankings

At a Glance


“The people and the quality of work.”

“The flexibility/work-life balance.”


“Below market pay/bonuses, though still competitive.”

“There are no programs in place to promote business development of candidates. Client development efforts are left up to the attorney.”

About Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service firm with 31 offices across the U.S. and the U.K. A global powerhouse with over 1,100 attorneys, the firm has a wide variety of practice areas including Banking and Finance, Corporate and Securities, Employment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Real Estate, and Regulatory Law, among others. The firm represents more than 600 publicly traded companies in the U.S. and U.K.

Across the Atlantic

The transatlantic Womble Bond Dickinson came to be in 2017 through the combination of U.S-based Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and U.K.-based Bond Dickinson. The combining firms each have roots that date back to the 19th century. Womble Carlyle operated from a single office in Winston-Salem for more than a century before expanding in the 1980s. Bond Dickinson has been home to five generations of Dickinson attorneys, including Alexander Dickinson, a current partner at WBD today.

News & Awards

  • A Womble Bond Dickinson team led by D. Scott Anderson and Patrick Strubbe, with notable assistance from Mark Wiley, represented Frontier Growth in the sale of its portfolio company, STN Video, Inc., to Minute Media, Inc.
  • The multi-jurisdictional international transaction was executed in December 2023. The Womble team provided crucial counsel to Frontier during the negotiations with Minute Media.
  • As deal counsel to Frontier, Scott and Patrick collaborated with law firms across various international jurisdictions in addition to other U.S.-based tax and accounting firms.
  • Congratulations to Womble Bond Dickinson client Agreement Express, Inc. The Canadian company, a portfolio company of Frontier Growth, recently sold its payment solutions platform to NMI and its wealth management technology assets to Advisor360° in separate transactions.
  • WBD Partners D. Scott Anderson and Patrick Strubbe led the U.S. legal effort on behalf of the client. A multidisciplinary team involving attorneys Patrick Allen, Tara Cho, Andy Coburn, Matt Homan, Jane Jeffries Jones, Afzal Karim, Jim Kearney, Yohana Mihreteab, Josh Rifkin, Mike Tobin, and Mark Wiley also provided counsel in these complex, cross-border transactions. Blakes Cassells & Graydon worked alongside the WBD team as co-counsel for Agreement Express on the Canadian aspects of the transactions.
  • 63 lawyers and 23 state-level practices recognized in Chambers USA 2023.
  • 204 lawyers ranked in The Best Lawyers in America® and 76 in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch™. Notably, 20 lawyers were named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practices/locations.
  • Named a Mansfield Rule 6.0 Certification Plus law firm, given to firms that show progress toward DEI goals using objective, measurable metrics.
  • Received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023-2024 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report on LGBTQ+ workplace equality.
Womble Bond Dickinson

One West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 721-3600

Firm Stats

CEO and Chair: Betty Temple
Total No. Attorneys (2024):
500 - 750
No. of Partners Named 2023:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
1,850 for associates, 1,800 otherwise

Base Salary

Salaries not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Lori Patton
Recruiting Officer
General Recruiting Email:

No. of U.S. Offices: 25

No. of International Offices: 8

Major Office Locations

Winston-Salem, NC (HQ)
Atlanta, GA
Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Charleston, SC
Charlotte, NC
Charlottesville, VA
Columbia, SC
Durham, NC
Greensboro, NC
Greenville, SC
Houston, TX
Huntsville, AL
Irvine, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Nashville, TN
New York, NY
Sunnyvale, CA
San Francisco, CA
Raleigh, NC
Tysons, VA
Washington, DC
Wilmington, DE
Denver, CO
Walnut Creek, CA

Major Departments

Financial Services
Intellectual Property
Real Estate
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.