Jim Myrick, former Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Charleston Office, took part in the Charleston Chamber of Commerce Metro Leadership Visit to Raleigh, N.C.

More than 80 business, government and community leaders from Charleston made the trip to explore such concepts as economic development, talent recruiting, workforce training, land use planning and the creation of community. Participants met with business leaders, educators and elected officials in Raleigh during the visit.

Womble Bond Dickinson served as the Dinner Sponsor of the three-day trip, and Myrick spoke to participants as part of dinner at the City Club Raleigh on night two.

“The world is getting smaller, and in Charleston, I think, we are uniquely positioned to enjoy that and take advantage of that,” he said. Likewise, he said the firm sees growth opportunities in the global economy, citing the 2017 transatlantic combination that created Womble Bond Dickinson and the firm’s recent expansions to Boston and Southern California as examples.

“Innovation—that’s really what it’s about,” Myrick said. “There’s innovation going on in so many places.”

Jim Myrick is a veteran litigator with more than 30 years of experience in commercial, personal injury, products liability, environmental and land use disputes. Myrick has argued appeals before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He currently serves a Managing Partner of the firm’s Charleston office and is a member of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Firm Management Committee.