Womble Bond Dickinson Adds Choy as Finance Partner in Raleigh, NC

Womble Bond Dickinson appointed Michael M. Choy to the firm’s capital markets group as a partner in its Raleigh, NC, office. He brings more than 20 years of experience representing financial institutions and lenders in corporate legal departments of regional and national banks and in private practice at Am Law 100 firms.

Choy joined Womble from one of the United States’ largest banks, where he most recently served as senior vice president and managing counsel. In his previous role, he co-led the middle-market banking legal team, acting as section leader of the emerging middle-market segment of middle-market banking and certain specialized industry lending businesses and served on the commercial banking division leadership team within the legal department.

“Mike is a pragmatic, collaborative and solution-oriented leader with deep connections in the North Carolina community of bankers and in-house lawyers,” Beth Tyner Jones, managing partner of the firm’s Research Triangle Park offices, said. “He has a track record of building meaningful relationships with business partners at all levels and will be a valuable addition to the Triangle offices.”

“We are extremely pleased to add an attorney of Mike’s caliber to our world-class financial services practice,” Merrick Benn, a member of the firm’s executive committee and leader of the capital markets practice group, said. “Our clients will certainly benefit from Mike’s formidable experience as a big law attorney and, more recently, as a senior managing counsel at a money center bank.”

Choy has prior experience as an associate at Am Law 100 firms in Atlanta and Chicago. His practice focused on representing financial institutions, non-bank lenders and borrowers in a variety of finance transactions. At Womble, he will join a team of more than 200 financial services sector lawyers across the United States and the UK, representing nearly half of the top 100 U.S. banks, including 17 of the top 25.

“Womble has a solid reputation for providing sophisticated and pragmatic legal services across the transatlantic financial centers,” Choy said. “I have engaged and worked with many of the firm’s attorneys over the years in my prior in-house roles, and I am excited to start the next chapter of my career by joining this team.”

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