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Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

  • Designation: Winston-Salem, N.C.
  • Head Count: 494
  • Gross Revenues: $296,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $600,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $650,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -2

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 $296,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 112th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 200 112 -2 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

The Tobacco Litigation That Wouldn't Die

Carlyn Kolker : The American Lawyer : May 25, 2015

The original "Engle" tobacco class action is long gone, but its progeny live on. Now the verdicts and settlements are mounting.

Calming E-Discovery Headaches

Monica Bay : Legaltech News : May 18, 2015

How e-discovery managed services can streamline litigation processes and costs.

Court Curbs Trial Judge's 'Second Chance' for Challenge to Award

Michael A. Riccardi : Delaware Law Weekly : May 13, 2015

A final judgment may not be vacated in the "interest of justice" in order to give a party that has not had notice of the award a fresh chance to file a challenge, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled last week.

Reduced to Scrap, Aereo Makes Peace With Broadcasters

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : May 08, 2015

Three years after Aereo Inc. first rattled the broadcast television industry with its online TV streaming service, the company's copyright battle with the nation's major networks is finally over.

Tech Exec Gets Out of Business Dispute Case

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : May 05, 2015

An executive at a tech company got out of a lawsuit over a soured business deal after he got the declaration of a lawyer struck.

Envirofinance Group LLC v. Earthmark NJ Kane Mitigation LLC

: New Jersey Law Journal : April 15, 2015

Secured Creditor Status Insufficient to Confer Standing in Underlying Dispute

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 06, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

BAR-ometer: Haag in the Hot Seat

: The Recorder : April 03, 2015

Plus, Downey Brand makes a play in the Valley. And Morgan Lewis doesn't like what it's hearing.

Downey Brand Launches Silicon Valley Office With Patent Team

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 31, 2015

The Sacramento firm poached five lawyers and five patent agents from Womble Carlyle.

Sheppard Mullin Snags Babs' Second Cousin, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2015

Adam Streisand, head of Loeb & Loeb's trusts and estates litigation group, is headed to Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Hogan Lovells heads to Australia and hires a DLA Piper practice leader; Baker Botts bulks up in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Partners: Climbing Up, Seeing the Light

Mary Welch : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

The pipeline to partnership has been clogged by residue from the recession, lateral partner movement and lifestyle issues, but observers have noticed a renewed interest by firms in developing top-tier attorneys so they have more of an unobstructed path.

Former Federal Prosecutor Jumps to Chilivis Cochran to Defend Doctors in Whistleblower Claims

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 17, 2015

Scott Grubman, a former federal prosecutor focused on health care fraud investigations, joined Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever on Monday as a partner from Rogers & Hardin.

Locke Lord Lures Boies Litigator, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 04, 2015

Boies Schiller & Flexner partner Kathleen Smalley is headed to newly merged Locke Lord; Davis Polk poaches Greenberg Traurig's real estate chair in New York; three DLA Piper finance lawyers depart; Littler Mendelson heads to Maine; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Junk Fax Case Settles for $449M Less Than 2010 Verdict

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 29, 2015

A class action over so-called junk faxes that at one point produced a $459 million verdict has settled for $10 million in cash—with additional money and litigation possible.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Corporate Law Firms Active in 2014

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 07, 2015

Several of the Delaware law firms focused on corporate law made some big moves in 2014. The year also welcomed some new players into the arena with one firm entering Delaware and another, established firm launching a Chancery Court practice.

Womble Carlyle Elects Atlanta Partner as First Female Leader

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 07, 2015

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice's newly elected chairwoman, Betty Temple, represents several firsts for the firm.

Daily Report's Top 20 Headlines for 2014

: Daily Report : December 29, 2014

This year's top 20 articles rated by number of page views on www.dailyreportonline.com between Jan. 1 and Dec. 29.

New Firms, Lateral Moves Highlight 2014 Law Firm Activity

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : December 24, 2014

Delaware's legal landscape changed slightly in 2014. Four new firms entered the market while firms established in Delaware expanded, relocated or launched a new office. Lateral activity was also busy with several well-known names moving to new firms.

Womble Carlyle Launches Delaware Chancery Court Practice

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Law Weekly : December 10, 2014

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has launched a Delaware Court of Chancery litigation group in its Delaware office and tapped corporate law practitioner Jill K. Agro as the new unit's first hire.

Skadden Adds Top French Dealmaker, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A leading French M&A lawyer heads to Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Paris; King & Spalding brings back a former partner and sees its M&A cohead head to the NFL; Squire Patton Boggs makes it rain Down Under and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Womble Carlyle Hit With $33M Legal Malpractice Suit

Greg Land : Daily Report : December 02, 2014

The onetime owners of a Kennesaw-based company are seeking more than $33 million in a legal malpractice suit against Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and four lawyers over what the plaintiffs claim was a mishandled corporate sale.