WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Jessica Dickerson, a former Securities and Exchange Commission attorney with private practice experience in transactional and securities compliance, has joined Womble Carlyle’s Public Company Advisors Team.  Womble Carlyle is pleased to welcome Dickerson, who was the SEC Division of Corporation Finance’s 2013 nominee for the Manuel F. Cohen Award for outstanding legal ability.

Dickerson served in a number of roles at the SEC, including Attorney-Advisor on the Shareholder Proposal Task Force, Special Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance’s Office of Small Business Policy and member of the rulemaking team implementing the crowdfunding provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.

Her experience includes counseling clients on Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 matters, including reviewing registration statements for initial public offerings, secondary offerings, shelf registrations, business combinations and exchange offers to ensure compliance with federal securities laws.

Dickerson also has experience reviewing periodic reports, proxy statements, confidential treatment requests, and requests for waivers from the disqualification provisions of Securities Act Rule 506(d).

She is a frequent author on SEC compliance topics. Dickerson will practice in Womble Carlyle’s Winston-Salem office.

“Jessica adds an SEC insider’s perspective to our team,” said Chris Gyves, Chair of Womble Carlyle’s Public Company Advisors Team. “Her knowledge and experience, particularly on leading-edge issues such as the ability to exclude shareholder proposals, is invaluable.”

Womble Carlyle’s Public Company Advisors Team counsels public companies on:

  • Corporate governance;
  • Executive compensation;
  • Corporate finance;
  • Market communication and reporting;
  • Strategic transactions;
  • Tax strategies;
  • Securities and other business litigation; and
  • Government investigations.

About Womble Carlyle

Womble Carlyle is a 550-attorney law firm that corporate clients rely on to provide core legal services, such as Complex Business Litigation, Mass Torts, Intellectual Property, Corporate & Securities, Finance and Real Estate.

Our focus is the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Silicon Valley markets, and from this footprint, we serve clients in matters across the country and across the world. Clients trust us because we understand their businesses, focus on their successes, demonstrate a commitment to help, and deliver value for their dollars they spend on us.

Thanks to Womble Carlyle’s partnership with Lex Mundi, the world’s largest association of independent law firms, we can offer clients access to quality-tested local counsel in more than 120 countries. Lex Mundi provides seamless access to local attorneys and market knowledge throughout the globe.

Womble Carlyle’s offices are located in: Atlanta; Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, S.C.; Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and Winston-Salem, N.C.; Silicon Valley, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Charlottesville and Tysons Corner, Va.; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Del.