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Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

  • Designation: Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Head Count: 492
  • Gross Revenues: $282,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $575,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $605,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice is a Winston-Salem-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has 492 attorneys and is the 86th largest firm in the United States.  With $282,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 110th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, DE, GA, MD, NC, SC and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 110 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 86 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 150 -4 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 186 -13 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Edwards Wildman Trio Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 28, 2014

Three more Edwards Wildman Palmer partners head elsewhere amid the firm's looming merger vote with Locke Lord; Kirkland's latest lateral raid targets Skadden; a Bingham McCutchen restructuring partner heads in-house; Tom Daschle joins forces with Baker Donelson; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

First GC/SVP Checks In at Concord Hospitality

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : October 27, 2014

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. has named Heather Mallard as its first-ever senior vice president and general counsel.

Conference Guide: ACC Annual Meeting

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : October 23, 2014

ACC conference will examine e-discovery, vendor contracts, Big Data, FRCP amendments and more.

Edwards Wildman's Tech Cochair Departs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 18, 2014

Another Edwards Wildman Palmer partner departs ahead of the firm's proposed merger later this year with Locke Lord; a Bingham partner heads to the FCC; Fried Frank and Kirkland & Ellis add a pair of new partners; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

On the Move: Womble Picks Up Litigation Team From Smith Moore

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 14, 2014

Elizabeth Bondurant and her litigation team have joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice from Smith Moore Leatherwood. They handle insurance and fiduciary litigation, including ERISA claims.

Ferraro Team Says Victim's Job Was To Smoke, Die

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : September 17, 2014

Allan B. Kaiser and Chris Gottfried won $28 million for the family of a dead smoker by linking his two kinds of lung cancer to smoking.

Alston & Bird Office Revamp Earns LEED Gold Certification

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : September 15, 2014

Eco-friendly approach to major office renovation is rewarded with the rare certification of an office buildout for an Atlanta law firm

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : September 08, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Miami Jury Awards $28M To Smoker's Estate

John Pacenti : Daily Business Review : September 03, 2014

A Miami-Dade jury awards $28 million to the estate of a late smoker in a case against R.J. Reynolds.

Rising Stars 2014: Robert L. McCorkle III | 37

Mary Welch : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

When Phillip McCorkle wanted to add an associate to his Savannah-based law firm, he would make an offer each time to his nephew, Robert L. McCorkle III, who repeatedly rejected it.

Hanesbrands Inc.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : August 11, 2014

The chief legal officer of Hanesbrands Inc. handles a myriad of tasks for the $4.6 billion apparel company with a lean legal staff.

IP Firm Novak Druce Opens Phila. Office, Supporting Wilm. Presence

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Delaware Law Weekly : August 06, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Novak Druce Opens Philadelphia Office

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The Legal Intelligencer : August 01, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Novak Druce Opens Philadelphia Office

Jeff Mordock and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : The Legal Intelligencer : July 31, 2014

Intellectual property boutique Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg has expanded into Philadelphia, opening the Houston-based firm's ninth office.

Holy Smokes! Fla. Jury Socks RJR With $23.6 Billion Verdict

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : July 20, 2014

Even if Friday's verdict is promptly whittled down, it's a reminder of the tobacco industry's failure to rein in an endless stream of tobacco cases pending in Florida in the wake of .

Reynolds Agrees to Buy Lorillard for $27.4 Billion

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : July 15, 2014

Jones Day, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Allen & Overy and Kirkland & Ellis all advised on the megadeal that would create a $50 billion tobacco company to rival Altria Group, the holding company of Philip Morris.

Big Tobacco Trumps Plaintiffs Bar By Using Technicality In Offer Of Judgment

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : July 07, 2014

Douglas Eaton, who handles appeals for tobacco plaintiffs at Eaton and Wolk, said Big Tobacco defense lawyers are extremely skilled and "will find any hypertechnical flaw."

Big Tobacco Trumps Plaintiffs Bar By Using This Technicality

Noreen Marcus : Daily Business Review : July 07, 2014

Douglas Eaton, who handles appeals for tobacco plaintiffs at Eaton and Wolk, said Big Tobacco defense lawyers are extremely skilled and "will find any hypertechnical flaw."

On the Move: 'Actors Studio' for Mercer Law Students Wins Award

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 25, 2014

An innovative way of teaching professionalism to first-year law students, modeled on "Inside the Actor's Studio," has won Mercer University School of Law a national award from the American Bar Association.

The Churn: Greenberg Adds Two Practice Leaders, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2014

Greenberg Traurig raids Patton Boggs and Dentons for new practice chairs in Washington, D.C., and London in our latest roundup of lateral moves throughout The Am Law 200.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Swingin' with the Sax Man

Paul Shea : Daily Report : June 12, 2014

Around the turn of the century, Bob Cook was a member of the Atlanta Lawyers Orchestra. He fit in just fine, being a lawyer and all. His instrument, however, wasn't as harmonious a fit.

Smoker's Family Awarded $5.3 Million

VerdictSearch : Daily Business Review : June 11, 2014

Family of smoker awarded $5.3 million

: VerdictSearch : June 04, 2014

Judge Approves Plan for Antismoking Ad Campaign

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : June 02, 2014

Eight years after a federal judge in Washington ordered tobacco companies to pay for an antismoking ad campaign, the judge on Monday approved a plan for executing that order.

Viewpoint: Roberts Court Reins In the Federal Circuit

Barry Herman and Christine Dupriest : The Recorder : May 29, 2014

For those keeping score, the appeals court has seen its IP rulings affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in just 18 percent of recent cases.

Five IP Attorneys Leave Novak Druce for Drinker Biddle

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : May 28, 2014

Intellectual property attorneys Francis DiGiovanni, Jeffrey Eichen, M. Curt Lambert, Zhun Lu and Keith A. Walter Jr. have left Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg to join Drinker Biddle & Reath, both firms have confirmed.

On The Move: Lawyers Total a Fourth of Leadership Atlanta's New Class for 2015

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 21, 2014

One-fourth of Leadership Atlanta's recently announced 2015 class are lawyers, including a judge, big firm partners, in-house, government and nonprofit lawyers.

In-House Counsel Profile: Mark Hershey, general counsel for Armstrong World Industries Inc.

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : May 19, 2014

Armstrong World Industries Inc. designs and manufactures floors and ceilings. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 35 plants in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, France, Germany, India and the United Kingdom, with about 8,700 employees. In 2013, the company reported revenue of about $2.7 billion. The employment trend has been up as Armstrong buys plants overseas, general counsel Mark Hershey said.