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Betty is Womble Carlyle’s CEO and Chairwoman, and a veteran a Public Securities and M&A attorney. She will co-chair Womble Bond Dickinson when it is established in late 2017.
"Client service has always been my top priority. Seeing our clients succeed – that’s what drives me; that’s what our firm is all about.”
Since joining the firm in 1989, Betty has built a distinguished career as a Public Securities and M&A attorney, and she has held numerous leadership positions during her 25-year tenure. In 2016, she became the first woman to hold the office of CEO and Chair with Womble Carlyle. Betty, along with the alliance leadership group, has led the development of Womble Carlyle’s relationship with top-ranked U.K. law firm Bond Dickinson. She will co-chair Womble Bond Dickinson when it is established in late 2017, becoming one of the only women to oversee a transatlantic law firm.
Betty is a champion of diversity in the legal profession and at Womble Carlyle, and is frequently invited to speak on the subject. Under her leadership, Womble Carlyle has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign with a perfect score of 100 on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, which measures corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. In addition, PepsiCo honored the firm for its commitment to diversity in 2017. Womble Carlyle also is a Strategic Sponsor of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA).
Betty’s approach to her legal practice is based on her dedication to delivering superior client service. She believes a successful business attorney must understand the client’s business and industry, and provide the best legal strategy based on the client’s business goals. Betty’s clients include many Fortune 500 companies as well as leading middle market domestic and international companies. Her work focuses primarily on mergers and acquisitions but she also regularly guides clients through public offerings, tender offers, and important compliance and severance matters.
Corporate and Securities
Education and School Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Public Company Advisors Team
Practicing at Womble Carlyle since 1989.