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Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

  • Designation: Winston-Salem
  • Head Count: 491
  • Gross Revenues: $279,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $570,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $590,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice is a Winston-Salem-based law firm. The firm placed 91st on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of U.S. firms based on size, with 454 attorneys in offices throughout the U.S. Womble Carlyle ranked 105th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 200, with $266,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice is a business law firm that represents corporations, businesses, and foundations in a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, transportation and energy, financial services, insurance, health care, education, and technology. Among the firm's practice groups are antitrust, trade practices and commerce, business litigation, government contracts, and technology and e-commerce.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 105 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 82 9 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 140 7 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 173 -18 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

The Score: Paul Weiss Drops Wells Report, Helps Client Buy Easton

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

Roughly a year after reaping $3.6 million to conduct an internal investigation of the NBA players' union, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison litigation partner Ted Wells released Friday the results of his inquiry into the Miami Dolphins bullying imbroglio. Wells' firm also took the lead this week counseling a client on its $330 million acquisition of struggling Easton-Bell Sports' baseball and softball business. Meanwhile, Davis Polk and Covington, respectively, helped Comcast and the NFL ink a pair of major TV rights deals.

Foltz Martin Disbands as 4 find Own Ways

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 10, 2014

After a 30-year run, the Foltz Martin firm has disbanded. The commercial real estate and litigation boutique ultimately grew to 26 lawyers, becoming Foltz Martin Hudson & Knapp, after starting with two lawyers in 1983. But that proved too large for the four name partners, who have a penchant for small firms.

Michael Lucas Succeeds Tamara Caldas at AVLF

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

Michael Lucas is the new deputy director of the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, succeeding Tamara Caldas, who left the legal nonprofit in October to become Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton's pro bono partner.

Why I . . . Work with Atlanta's "Middle Third" Through Odyssey

John F. "Sandy" Smith : Daily Report : January 13, 2014

There are a lot of programs for gifted students. There also are a lot of remedial programs for the ones who aren't making the grade. But it's very rare to find something that reaches out to the middle third of young people, who just may have the most to gain.

Following Merger, Novak Druce's Bove Sees Bright Future for Firm

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : January 08, 2014

Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg senior partner Jeff Bove said the firm faced some post-merger challenges in 2013, but new clients and geographic diversity have the firm well prepared for success in the upcoming year.

Womble Carlyle Attorney Awarded Pegasus Scholarship

: Delaware Law Weekly : January 01, 2014

Ryan Cicoski, a Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice bankruptcy and business litigation attorney, is one of two lawyers in the United States selected to receive the 2014 Pegasus Scholarship.

Motion to Block Patent Changes Fails Harm Test

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 25, 2013

The Delaware Court of Chancery has blocked a defunct health research organization's motion to rescind changes to patent applications made by a medical device corporation while the patent's ownership is being contested in the Delaware Supreme Court. In denying the request, the Chancery Court ruled that the research organization will not suffer irreparable harm because if the Supreme Court awards it ownership of the patent, it can reverse the amendments.

In Practice: A Case for Patentability of Software-Based Inventions

Christopher Hall : The Recorder : January 23, 2013

A simple thought experiment yields a hard-to-explain result, writes Womble Carlyle patent agent Christopher Hall.

In Practice: A Case for Patentability of Software-Based Inventions

Christopher Hall : The Recorder : January 20, 2013

A simple thought experiment yields a hard-to-explain result, writes Womble Carlyle patent agent Christopher Hall.

The Churn: Fox Rothschild Bulks Up in Bay Area, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2013

Fox Rothschild absorbs a seven-lawyer firm in Northern California; Covington & Burling hires a partner and associate from Mayer Brown in Europe; and a Locke Lord senior counsel is tapped to be the next Texas Secretary of State.

Fourth Circuit Green-Lights Suit Over Occupy Arrests

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2013

A federal appellate court kept alive South Carolina-based Occupy Columbia's federal lawsuit against a raft of state officials following protesters' arrest in November 2011 for violating a curfew outside the state capitol building.

Quartet of Private Equity Deals Yield Roles for Big Firms

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2013

Baker & McKenzie, Drinker Biddle, Freshfields, Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins, Norton Rose Fulbright, Skadden and Womble Carlyle led the way as several large firms landed lead roles advising buyout shops BC Partners, Odyssey Investment Partners, Permira and Thoma Bravo on nearly $3.9 billion in transactional work around the Thanksgiving holiday.

N.C. Litigators Weigh In on Edwards' Career Prospects

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2013

North Carolina lawyers who remember John Edwards' heyday as a star of the plaintiffs' bar say they'll be watching his adjustment to private practice following a 15-year hiatus.

The Score: DLA Piper Takes Lead on New Braves Stadium

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves stunned many this week by announcing that the team will leave its downtown home in 2017 for a new $672 million stadium in suburban Cobb County. Elsewhere in our latest look at sports and the law: Gordon & Rees, Norton Rose Fulbright, Paul Weiss, and Womble Carlyle wade into an NFL bullying case; Alex Rodriguez adds to his robust legal team; and an ex-Milbank associate seeks to make running with the bulls a U.S. sport.