Womble Bond Dickinson


Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Education
  • Elections & Politics
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Maritime Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Virginia
Other Countries
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
1,000+ Attorneys

Patented Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Inventions

Part of the enjoyment of Halloween and Christmas is seeing the clever decorations and novelties people come up with for these two celebrations. But did you know, some of these are patented inventions? With (belated) Season’s…more
 /  Intellectual Property

FCC to Consider CAFII Auction Public Notice, CAFII Auction Slated to Begin July 24

On January 9, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) has released a fact sheet and draft Connect America Fund Phase II (CAFII) Auction Public Notice (Draft PN) – an item the Commission will consider at its…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

Businesses face unlimited fines for failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

Introduction - As part of a global crackdown on tax evasion, the Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act) introduced a new offence. From 30 September 2017, an organisation commits a criminal offence if an employee or associated…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Time to Revisit Executive Compensation Arrangements in Light of Recent Tax Reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) signed into law on December 22, 2017, will significantly impact many public company executive compensation plans and arrangements. Companies should take this opportunity to revisit…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

GDPR Compliance Task Force - December 2017

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR can apply to US-based businesses even if they do not have offices or employees in the EU. It can…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

NLRB Overrules Browning-Ferris Joint-Employer Test and Reinstates the Prior Standard for Joint Employment

On December 14, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) voted 3-2 to overrule its own August 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries. Browning-Ferris had overturned the long-standing test of joint employment and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Developer-Buyer Beware: Calling Assumed Improvement Bonds In North Carolina Can Be Complex

In 2007, Developer Clarion-Reames, LLC (“Clarion”) sought to construct a residential housing development in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clarion received final approval from the City to record plats for Phase I section of the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

New North Carolina Law Provides Mechanism for Prosecuting Worker Misclassification

On August 11, 2017, the North Carolina Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) was signed into law. The new law, which will take effect on December 31, 2017, provides a mechanism that allows workers to more easily report—and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Say My Name, Say My Name: Appealing Neighbors Must Name the Permit Applicant

A partner of mine in New York used to say, “Few things can’t be undone in litigation.” I didn’t agree. A recently-decided case, following on less-recently-decided authority, from the North Carolina Court of Appeals reveals one…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

GDPR Compliance Task Force - November 2017

6 Months To Go The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive. GDPR can apply to US-based businesses even if they do not have offices or employees in…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Privacy

Trump Announces Ninth Wave of United States Attorney Nominations, First Trump Appointees Named to Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

On November 17, 2017, President Donald Trump made his ninth group of nominations of prospective United States Attorneys. This group of four nominees brings the current number of Trump’s United States Attorney nominations to…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics

Being your Best Brand: A Lesson from the Luxury Market

Becoming, and staying, a great brand is rife with challenges and the need to protect and enforce a brand is never ending. This is especially true in the luxury world, where brands are constantly challenged by counterfeit…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

GDPR Breach Notification Checklist

U.S. companies now have to consider breach notification requirements under the GDPR in addition to data breach notification laws in the U.S. (enacted by 48 states and numerous regulators). Follow our chart to determine if and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Alleging and Proving Standing to Challenge Rezoning

In the recently-decided Cherry Community Organization v. City of Charlotte, the North Carolina Court of Appeals determines that standing to bring a declaratory judgment action challenging a rezoning requires both allegations of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Brexit: IoT to the rescue?

For retailers, speed and efficiency in supply chains are paramount. With the possibility of a "hard" or "no deal" Brexit, retailers must adapt to a new operating environment. The UK government is exploring the potential for…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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