RALEIGH, N.C.—Beth Tyner Jones is the new Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Raleigh office, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Jones succeeds Johnny Loper, who has led the Raleigh office since 2008.

As Office Managing Partner, Jones will lead a team of 54 lawyers and 95 total team members.

“I started in the Raleigh office in 1987 as a summer associate after my second year of law school. This office, the clients we serve, and the people who work here mean a great deal to me. I am honored that the Firm has entrusted me with the opportunity to be Office Managing Partner,” Jones said.

Jones is an experienced employment lawyer. In August, she was appointed to lead the firm’s US-based Labor & Employment team, which represents employers in labor and employment litigation as well as compliance and advice matters. She also serves on Womble Bond Dickinson’s Firm Management Committee and is a leader of the firm’s Education and School Law Team.

Loper will remain a litigation partner in the Raleigh office. During his tenure, Loper spearheaded Womble Bond Dickinson’s move to the new Charter Square building in the heart of downtown Raleigh.

“I’ve been Office Managing Partner nearly 10 years, and I’m pleased to hand over those duties to Beth,” he said. “Beth is an absolutely outstanding choice to lead this office, and I’m sure the office will continue to grow and thrive under her leadership.”

Womble Bond Dickinson opened its Raleigh office—the firm’s second—in 1982. Today, Womble Bond Dickinson spans from Aberdeen to Atlanta, Boston to Bristol. Just last month, the firm expanded into Southern California with offices in Los Angeles and Orange County.