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Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

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(336) 721-3600

Overview

Introduction

Womble Bond Dickinson is an AmLaw 100 firm with 31 offices across the U.S. and the U.K. The full-service firm has a wide variety of practice areas and over 1,100 attorneys, and while the firm has grown into a global powerhouse, it retains the core values from its founding, with an emphasis on personality, collegialtiy, and fit in hiring.

Firm Stats


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Total No. Attorneys (2023)

1K - 1.5K

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No. of Partners Named (2023)

25

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Featured Rankings

Best Law Firms in the South Atlantic


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No. of 1st Year Associates Hired (2023)

3


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Base Salary

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No. of U.S. Offices

23

Vault Verdict

Womble Bond Dickinson is a firm with a long, storied history that it celebrates. The culture is warm, collegial, and social, and the partners treat associates very well, though associates would appreciate improvement in messaging around firm changes and transparency leading up to such changes. Associates report a great deal of flexibility and a below-average billable hour requirement with good work-life balance. They are compensated somewhat below market, in what most feel is a fair trade. Work is said to be substantive, varied, and fulfilling, and the firm’s technology is flawless for remote work and good enough on all other fronts. The firm offers some specific, tailored wellness efforts, such as support for mental and physical health as well as things like executive coaching to...

About the Firm

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service firm with 31 offices across the U.S. and the U.K. A global powerhouse with over 1,100 attorneys, the firm has a wide variety of practice areas including Banking and Finance, Corporate and Securities, Employment, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity, Real Estate, and Regulatory Law, among others. The firm represents more than 600 publicly traded companies in the U.S. and U.K.

Across the Atlantic

The transatlantic Womble Bond Dickinson came to be in 2017 through the combination of U.S-based Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice and U.K.-based Bond Dickinson. The combining firms each have roots that date back to the 19th century. Womble Carlyle operated from a single office in W...

Associate Reviews


  • “Attorneys and staff often convene socially and professionally. The firm has a very collegial atmosphere, especially in my local office.”
  • “We socialize multiple times a month, normally in the office. This would include both lawyers and staff.”
  • “Good social, political, and professional cultures. Lawyers of different levels and tracks associate freely, and relationships with staff are warm.”
  • “Open-door policy (considered even if an office door is actually closed for noise or privacy considerations), clean, pleasant, not noisy working atmosphere, hallway and office conversations supported, availability of resources and support, knowledge and experience sharing.”

Why Work Here


Why Work Here

You deserve more from your legal practice than a paycheck and a lock-step march to partnership. Meaningful work that challenges and excites you. Mentors eager to help you grow. Freedom to seek a balance between your work and home life. The opportunity to serve your community in a way that suits your interests and values. A collegial environment filled with people you look forward to seeing each day. And a true commitment to diversity and community service.

We invite you to explore Womble Bond Dickinson and see if our firm may be a good match for your career goals. Some specifics about Womble Bond Dickinson include:

Diversity at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

"Diversity at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) Womble Bond Dickinson's Inclusion Initiatives over the past dozen years have solidified its reputation as a firm which values and embraces the changing landscape of the legal profession. Women, minorities, disabled and LGBTQ attorneys are increasingly moving into decision-making positions within legal departments with the authority to send outside counsel significant work. Womble Bond Dickinson's geographic footprint is increasingly becoming an economic hotbed for international businesses..."

Getting Hired Here


  • “For patent attorneys, the firm is looking for associate candidates that are highly skilled technically in the field of the technology, very intelligent, and personable.”
  • “Culture is key, so people must be a fit. We look for people to fill needs in certain practice areas.”
  • “We look at grades, journal experience, clerkship—all the things that every firm will look at. I think our firm does value past work experience greatly, because they want (transactional) attorneys to be more business oriented and able to work with corporate clients. Candidates also need to be nice people—pleasant to work with and ready to help others, because other people at the firm are ready to do the same for you.”

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