Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice merged with Bond Dickinson in 2017 to form Womble Bond Dickinson, a transatlantic Am Law 100 firm. Betty Temple, who led the firm’s U.S. operations since the merger, oversaw a period of significant growth and expansion, including opening six new offices. This week, the firm elected Merrick Benn, a global finance partner who joined the firm in 2009, as its new U.S. chair effective January 1. Benn has held numerous leadership roles, such as U.S. vice chair, leader of the capital markets practice group, co-chair of the diversity committee, and member of the executive committee. Benn expressed his commitment to continued strategic growth, emphasizing differentiation in financial services, IP, complex litigation, and technology. He will also co-chair the firm’s global board. This leadership change marks a significant chapter for Womble Bond Dickinson.

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