Womble Bond Dickinson is committed to California. The latest step in the firm’s Golden State growth is adding well-known legal sales and marketing professional Maggie Watkins as the firm’s Senior Client Service Director in California.

In this role, Watkins will work closely with firm attorneys and clients to initiate and expand relationships, as well as to ensure that clients are receiving the best possible service. She will work with attorneys in the firm’s Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale offices.

In January, Womble Bond Dickinson greatly expanded its California presence with the addition of renowned California-based IP firm Blakely Sokoloff Taylor Zafman, LLP. The Blakely addition brought more than 20 experienced IP lawyers and patent agents to the firm. 

The California expansion continued in April when high-profile consumer financial litigation attorney Eric Troutman and his team joined in Orange County. Troutman’s team has a particular focus on Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action defense.

Watkins brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing and business development experience to Womble Bond Dickinson. She comes to the firm from Sedgwick LLP, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer. Watkins also has deep California roots, having spent much of her professional career in the San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco areas.

“I’m excited to start this new chapter of my career with Womble Bond Dickinson,” Watkins said. “The firm’s dedication to client service is well-known, and the legal industry is buzzing about the firm’s recent growth. I’m looking forward to being part of this fast-growing team.”