Our Team

After decades of working on large scale, complex M&A matters and bet-the-company transactions, Womble Bond Dickinson (formerly Womble Carlyle) partners Jamie Francis and Dean Rutley observed there is often a disconnect between what clients need in the normal course of their business operations and what traditional outside law firms deliver. They created GCSolutions, a division of Womble Bond Dickinson, to fill that gap, making high-quality legal services accessible to clients of all sizes and needs.

The secret of our success is our people. Experienced attorneys and paralegals can often feel limited to the traditional path to partner at big firms or a career in house. That doesn’t appeal to everyone, even if they are extremely talented. Our business model allows this type of professional to fully utilize their wealth of experience and talent while also affording them the opportunity to pursue a balanced life of family, community and other interests.

Providing on-demand, scalable and affordable legal service from highly qualified attorneys and paralegals who don’t feel chained to the office? It isn’t impossible, it’s GCSolutions and we’re ready to help take your business to the next level.



Dean Rutley
Co-Chair, GCSolutions and Womble Bond Dickinson Partner

A two-time BTI Client Service All-Star, Dean’s constant focus is on the delivery of customized legal solutions with maximum efficiency.  This focus naturally lends itself to the mission of GCSolutions.  His practice primarily focuses on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital transactions for both emerging and middle market companies with an emphasis in the financial, telecommunications, technology and government contracting sectors.


Jamie Francis
Co-Chair, GCSolutions and Womble Bond Dickinson Partner

Highly recognized and respected as a corporate attorney and problem solver, Jamie has extensive experience working with regional, national and international companies on mergers and acquisitions, private placements of securities, and technology and other commercial transactions. His regular and meaningful interaction with in-house counsel, as well as emerging and middle market companies, has proven invaluable in formulating and carrying out the mission of GCSolutions.


Dwane Bryant
Managing Director, GCSolutions

Having served as General Counsel, Dwane’s experience runs the gamut from mergers and acquisitions to routine contract review to virtually everything in between.  As a result of serving on senior leadership teams and reporting to company Presidents, Chief Executive Officers, and Chief Financial Officers, Dwane is committed to providing common sense, value-focused, cost-effective solutions to GCs as well as to entities which do not have in-house counsel.