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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

Aereo Bankruptcy Ends One Chapter, Starts Another

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : November 21, 2014

Five months after the U.S. Supreme Court decided Aereo's business model was in direct conflict with copyright law, the online television company announced Friday that it filed for bankruptcy protection. But Aereo says its lawyers still have plenty of work to do.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Two Solos Team Up to Handle Legal Malpractice and Plaintiffs Cases

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 18, 2014

Douglas Chandler and Bret Moore have joined forces to form Chandler & Moore Law, handling legal malpractice and personal injury cases.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

In-House Counsel Profile: Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s Lauren Tashma

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

"Our department may be small, but what we lack in size we make up for in stamina and a passion for getting the job done right."

Movers

: The National Law Journal : November 10, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Recruits Former Prosecutor Jack Williams

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 04, 2014

Jones Day has landed former federal prosecutor Jack Williams from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. Williams joined Jones Day as a partner in the business and tort litigation practice.

Atlanta's International Arbitration Boosters Look to Africa

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 31, 2014

In a push to raise Atlanta's profile as a location of choice for international arbitration, the Atlanta International Arbitration Society is looking toward Africa.

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.