Womble Bond Dickinson's latest professional development program is earning industry attention. ALM’s Daily Report has published an article highlighting the Transatlantic Lawyer Network, an initiative focused on developing early-career lawyers and strengthening the firm's internal and external transatlantic networks. The program is designed to help the firm's lawyers build their transatlantic business development capabilities and refine their project management skills as well as develop a broader cultural awareness and deeper understanding of WBD's transatlantic strategy by working through projects with their counterparts. The inaugural class consists of five US lawyers and five UK lawyers.

ALM reporter Meredith Hobbs caught up with the group last week during the UK team’s visit to Atlanta before they headed off to Charlotte. The US lawyers will visit Britain in September. 

"The firms that created Womble Bond Dickinson have existed for more than 140 years," said Betty Temple, WBD Co-Chair and US CEO. "The only way that happens is by investing in the future leaders of your firm. And what better way is there to invest in them than to involve them in building that future?"

The WBD lawyers taking part in the program are: 

•    Jamie Stone (Greensboro, Corporate & Securities)
•    Emily Doll (Charlotte, Litigation)
•    Jeff Golimowski (Tysons Corner, Litigation)
•    Morgan Arndt (Greenville, Corporate & Securities)
•    Brendan O’Dea (Atlanta, Intellectual Property)
•    Catherine Willis (Leeds, Corporate & Commercial)
•    Todd Rayner (Newcastle, Corporate & Commercial)
•    Caroline Larson (Southampton, Dispute Resolution)
•    Jennifer Edwards (London, Real Estate)
•    Danjuma Mshelia (Bristol, Private Wealth)