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Deborah Israel
Chief Operating Partner
Womble Carlyle Sandbridge & Rice

A leader’s value can be measured by results. Debbie embodies that notion. She is Womble Carlyle’s Chief Operating Partner and holds seats on the Firm’s Executive Committee and Firm Management Committee, and is a recognized Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. As Chief Operating Partner, Debbie deals with many of the same budgeting, contracting, and regulatory issues as her corporate clients, all of which allows her to quickly grasp client problems and to form an effective and efficient strategy for resolving them. In her practice, she serves as lead litigation counsel to a broad range of clients, including national and global companies, financial institutions, pension funds, and national real estate investment trusts and developers, focusing on complex trials, commercial arbitration, emergency relief and injunctions in federal and state courts. She has extensive experience in cases involving commercial real estate, vendor and supplier relationships, financial services, and manufacturing. That wealth of experience is why Debbie is regularly recognized as a leader in her profession, earning her numerous accolades including being named named to the Trial Lawyer Honor Society, a designation given to less than 1 percent of all attorneys. Her unflinching drive keeps her clients a step ahead, allowing them to stay focused on what matters.

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