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Stephanie Yarbrough Appointed to Womble Bond Dickinson Global Board

Stephanie Yarbrough

Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Stephanie Yarbrough has been appointed to the firm’s Global Board, the governing body that oversees and directs all transatlantic activities for Womble Bond Dickinson. She will serve a two-year term on the board.

The Global Board was formed by the 2017 transatlantic combination that created Womble Bond Dickinson. Yarbrough will other Global Board members in promoting collaboration between the firm’s UK and US teams and ensuring that clients enjoy seamless service on both sides of the Atlantic. 

Yarbrough is a go-to lawyer for economic development in the Southeast, particularly in her home state of South Carolina. She has negotiated and closed some of the region’s biggest deals of the past 20 years, and her work has helped create thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in new investments. She has practiced with Womble Bond Dickinson and its predecessor firm in Charleston for 21 years.

Many of her clients are based outside of the US or have significant international operations. For example, Yarbrough guided Blackbaud’s efforts to build its new world headquarters in the Charleston area. The fast-growing software company has operations in five countries on three continents. She has worked on Blackbaud matters globally for many years.

Yarbrough said, “Our firm has been a part of my life since I was a law student in Texas (over 20 years ago).  Every day I’m grateful to get to practice, and serve our wonderful clients, with our amazing lawyers.  We have lawyers of immense talent, and they are also incredible people.  That’s a special combination.  I’ve also had the pleasure of working on client teams with our attorneys overseas for many years and am humbled and honored to serve our firm on a global scale.”

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