RALEIGH, NC—Womble Bond Dickinson attorney and former US Attorney Ripley Rand has been appointed to the North Carolina Bar Association Committee on Judicial Independence and Integrity.

The NCBA Judicial Independence and Integrity Committee strives, through educational and public information efforts, to increase awareness across all stakeholders of the importance of an independent judiciary and the critical role of the judicial branch. This committee supports the integrity of the civil and criminal justice systems in North Carolina by monitoring and addressing important issues affecting the judicial branch such as funding, overcrowded court dockets, new courts, public defender offices, and other court needs.

Rand brings a variety of public, private, and judicial experiences to this appointment. He served as the US Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina from 2011-17. He also served for eight years as a state Superior Court Judge, presiding over thousands of criminal and civil cases throughout North Carolina.

At Womble Bond Dickinson, he focuses his practice on criminal, civil, and regulatory matters involving federal criminal defense, complex fraud, trade practice, antitrust, and consumer protection actions.