Advancing Houston's Tomorrow

We're committed to advancing and protecting our clients' interests.

Houston serves as hub to some of the most innovation-focused sectors and trailblazing organizations in the global economy.  As with other strategic innovation centers, Womble Bond Dickinson purpose-built our Houston office to serve big ideas and globally-connected visions that reach beyond the local market. Today, our firm offers the Houston business community more than 1,100 lawyers across the US and UK committed to advancing and protecting our clients’ aspirations anywhere in the world.


It goes without saying that Houston is the energy capital of the world. That’s why our Energy Sector Team is led by industry veterans with decades of experience advising clients at the forefront of the sector. We serve oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream) and renewable energy clients who are driving innovation, growth, and efficiency in a globally connected marketplace. Our lawyers provide clients with insight developed over years of working in the US, UK, and Middle East. 

Work of particular note in the energy sector includes a full range of intellectual property capabilities (licensing/commercialization, patent guidance in all key disciplines, trademark, and IP litigation), energy litigation, energy regulatory, and energy commodities trading.

Our firm has served many of the most significant manufacturing regions in the US and UK for generations, helping transform the global marketplace by providing business-focused results across a full range of legal issues. Our clients benefit from our extensive experience with manufacturing innovations, brand protection and patents, as well as compliance and regulation matters. We’re also a trusted advisor on managing risk and resolving litigation.

While our work crosses the full range of manufacturing, areas of particular note include chemicals, pharmaceuticals and technology. 

Houston’s healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences sector employs more than 360,000 workers—and that number is growing rapidly. We offer healthcare clients industry-specific IP, regulatory compliance, employment, litigation and M&A support to help them deliver the best care possible and meet key business goals.

“Womble Bond Dickinson is located in many of the key innovation centers throughout the US and the UK with a wide range of transactional, intellectual property, and litigation practices that are well suited to the forward-looking agents of change in our economy. Houston has long been on our radar due to its rapid growth and its importance to innovation in a wide variety of STEM fields, especially in energy.”

- Betty Temple, Chair and CEO of Womble Bond Dickinson US, LLP

In-house Roundhouse Podcast: 

Ryan Gum, intellectual property counsel at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, joins Mark and our new Houston Office Managing Partner, Jeff Whittle, to discuss legal department best practices for protecting, monetizing and managing intellectual property.