Womble Carlyle attorneys Russ Ferguson and Sid Shenoy are recipients of the "Charlotte Business Journal’s" 2017 40 Under 40 Award.

Each year, the CBJ honors 40 local professionals under the age of 40 who are making positive contributions, both in their careers and in the community.

For Shenoy, that means serving as Co-Chair of Womble Carlyle’s Public Company Advisors Team, a multi-disciplinary team of corporate, capital markets and tax attorneys serving the Firm’s public company clients. Within the Firm, Sid has been an active member with leadership roles on the Diversity, Professionalism and Associates Committees.  He is active in local professional organizations such as the Mecklenburg County Bar Association, where he graduated (along with Ferguson) from the 2014 Bar Leadership Institute, and the Charlotte Asian Pacific American Bar Association (CAPABA), of which he currently serves as President. 

Shenoy volunteers and participates in numerous community activities including Heart Math Tutoring, for which he tutors at-risk students needing assistance with mathematics, and Classroom Central, for which he serves on the Fund Development Committee to help give students living in poverty the school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. 

Ferguson represents clients in a broad range of complex litigation matters, focusing both on white collar criminal defense and general business litigation. Before joining Womble Carlyle, he served as a federal prosecutor, where he tried 26 cases to verdict.

In the community, Ferguson serves on the Boards of Directors for the Mecklenburg County Bar, Keep Charlotte Beautiful and Friendship Trays, a non-profit that delivers meals to the elderly and infirm. In 2014, Ferguson was awarded the Mecklenburg County Bar’s pro bono award for Outstanding Individual Attorney for his work on a case involving a cross-border custody dispute brought under the Hague Convention. 

The 24th annual 40 Under 40 Awards event will be held March 1 at the McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square in Uptown Charlotte.