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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

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.

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.


: 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."


: 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.