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Alston & Bird LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 752
  • Gross Revenues: $688,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $915,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,745,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 6

Alston & Bird is an Atlanta-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2016 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Alston & Bird has 752 attorneys and is the 50th largest firm in the United States.  With $688,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 48th on The American Lawyer's 2016 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2014 Global 100 survey, Alston & Bird ranked as the 63rd highest grossing law firm in the world.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, GA, NC, NY and TX.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 48 6 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 48 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 46 -1 Lawyer head count
The A-List 37 -4 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 33 8 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 90 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 28 25 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 22 3 Summer programs

In the News

Mike Trotter

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

Beyond his career in corporate and securities law, Mike Trotter early on advocated for racial integration in Atlanta and then became a prescient gadfly to the legal profession.

Top Atlanta Firms Hang Back on Associate Pay Raises

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

After King & Spalding announced a $20,000 pay hike last week for Atlanta associates, Alston & Bird quickly matched—but the rest of Atlanta's big firms are in no hurry to follow.

Sarah Ernst, 37

: Daily Report : June 23, 2016

When Sarah Ernst began her career as a summer intern at Alston & Bird, her practice group did not even exist.

Orinda D. Evans

Mary Smith Judd | Special to the Daily Report : : June 23, 2016

In the 37 years since Orinda D. Evans first donned judicial robes, she has presided over hundreds of cases, including the highly-publicized trial of former prosecutor Fredric Tokars, sentenced to life in prison for racketeering, money laundering and the 1992 murder-for-hire of his wife.

Thomas G. Sampson

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : : June 23, 2016

Born in 1949, Thomas G. Sampson grew up in Durham, North Carolina, as the struggle to dismantle Jim Crow gained steam.

King & Spalding, Alston Raise Associate Pay

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 21, 2016

Associate salary hikes have made their way to Atlanta with the city's two largest firms increasing compensation for its associates.

An ITC Fight Like You've Never Seen Before

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 21, 2016

Leave it to lawyers from Quinn Emanuel to come up with a new way to litigate a decades-old grievance--and to use a statute that's synonymous with patent disputes in a totally unexpected way.

Law Students Take a Different Summer Path and Go In-House

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : June 03, 2016

A lot of attorneys work at firms for years trying to land that plum job at a corporate law department, but Jeff Rowe is already working in-house, even though he's still in law school.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Laster Rules Dell Merger Shortchanged Shareholders

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 31, 2016

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Tuesday ruled that Michael Dell and the private equity firm Silver Lake underpaid investors by approximately 28 percent in the $24.4 billion going-private merger of Dell Inc. in 2013.

Five Keys to a Company Compliance Plan

Staff : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

A new report offers specifics for companies and their general counsel. Plus, other short articles about what your clients are talking about.

Judge Dismisses Union Carbide in Miami Mesothelioma Case

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 20, 2016

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Miami reversed herself on an asbestos case, showing the complexity of interpreting Supreme Court decisions about jurisdiction.

2016 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta Firm Financials tells you who's up, who's down and everything in between.

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

T. Rowe Price Shares Ineligible for Appraisal, Court Rules

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 18, 2016

Shares belonging to T. Rowe Price & Associates, one of Dell's largest investors, will not be part of a massive appraisal action arising out of Dell's $25 billion going-private merger, the Court of Chancery ruled last week.

In 'Spokeo,' Supreme Court Hands a Partial Victory to Companies

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 16, 2016

The defense bar was handed a narrow victory that some had hoped would go further.

OSHA 'Names and Shames' With Injury-Reporting Rule

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2016

It goes into effect the beginning of next year, and is officially called "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses."

Georgia PATENTS Celebrates First Year of Pro Bono Assistance

: Daily Report : May 10, 2016

Georgia PATENTS—Pro Bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo Inventors—celebrated its first year by recognizing its attorneys and supporters on April 21 at King Plow Arts Center.

Saul Ewing Creates Cyber Practice Led by NSA Vet

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 10, 2016

Saul Ewing has established a new practice group in cybersecurity and privacy, and has brought on a partner who formerly worked with the National Security Agency to lead the practice.

Georgia Supreme Court Clears Way for Gun Rights Group to Challenge Atlanta Botanical Garden Ban on Guns

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The attorney for a gun rights group is looking ahead to challenging a ban on taking weapons inside private facilities leased from public entities after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in his client's favor Monday.

Gun Rights Group Wins a Round at Georgia Supreme Court in Battle with Botanical Garden

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a gun rights advocacy group representing a member who is seeking to carry his pistol into the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Chadbourne's TMT Chair Goes Solo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The former Beltway-based leader of Chadbourne & Parke starts his own shop; Bracewell and Sidley make some big New York hires; a boutique investment bank recruits from Sullivan & Cromwell; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Decision on Guns in the Atlanta Botanical Garden Set For Release Monday

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

The state Supreme Court is set to release a decision Monday on a gun rights group's bid to overturn the Atlanta Botanical Garden's ban on visitors carrying firearms, according to the high court's website.

Smith Gambrell Expands Revenue and Footprint With Slight Profit Dip

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Smith Gambrell & Russell's chairman, Stephen Forte, said he was pleased with the firm's performance in 2015.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Reports for the Daily Report's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics.

Alston Partner Moves In-House at Consulting Firm

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : May 05, 2016

Hunter Holliday has left Alston & Bird to join The North Highland Co. as vice president and general counsel of the Atlanta-based global management consulting firm.

Atlanta Legal Aid Kicks Off Annual Fundraising Campaign

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society kicked off its annual campaign with its customary spring breakfast for fundraising captains on Wednesday.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Atlanta Firms Outperform Am Law 100 in Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 25, 2016

Four Atlanta-based firms are among the country's 100 highest-grossing law firms, led by King & Spalding, which posted $1,018,500,000 in revenue—breaking the billion-dollar mark for the first time.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Alston & Bird LLP

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  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Alston & Bird LLP

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Alston & Bird is an USA-based law firm.  

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 NR N/A Gross revenue
NLJ 250 NR N/A Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard NR N/A Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Mike Trotter

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

Beyond his career in corporate and securities law, Mike Trotter early on advocated for racial integration in Atlanta and then became a prescient gadfly to the legal profession.

Top Atlanta Firms Hang Back on Associate Pay Raises

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2016

After King & Spalding announced a $20,000 pay hike last week for Atlanta associates, Alston & Bird quickly matched—but the rest of Atlanta's big firms are in no hurry to follow.

Sarah Ernst, 37

: Daily Report : June 23, 2016

When Sarah Ernst began her career as a summer intern at Alston & Bird, her practice group did not even exist.

Orinda D. Evans

Mary Smith Judd | Special to the Daily Report : : June 23, 2016

In the 37 years since Orinda D. Evans first donned judicial robes, she has presided over hundreds of cases, including the highly-publicized trial of former prosecutor Fredric Tokars, sentenced to life in prison for racketeering, money laundering and the 1992 murder-for-hire of his wife.

Thomas G. Sampson

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : : June 23, 2016

Born in 1949, Thomas G. Sampson grew up in Durham, North Carolina, as the struggle to dismantle Jim Crow gained steam.

King & Spalding, Alston Raise Associate Pay

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 21, 2016

Associate salary hikes have made their way to Atlanta with the city's two largest firms increasing compensation for its associates.

An ITC Fight Like You've Never Seen Before

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : June 21, 2016

Leave it to lawyers from Quinn Emanuel to come up with a new way to litigate a decades-old grievance--and to use a statute that's synonymous with patent disputes in a totally unexpected way.

Law Students Take a Different Summer Path and Go In-House

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : June 03, 2016

A lot of attorneys work at firms for years trying to land that plum job at a corporate law department, but Jeff Rowe is already working in-house, even though he's still in law school.

What Were the Top Deals in 2015?

: Texas Lawyer : June 01, 2016

Round Rock-based Dell's pending acquisition of computer storage company EMC for an estimated $67 billion tops the list of the 10 biggest Texas deals announced in 2015.

Laster Rules Dell Merger Shortchanged Shareholders

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 31, 2016

Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster on Tuesday ruled that Michael Dell and the private equity firm Silver Lake underpaid investors by approximately 28 percent in the $24.4 billion going-private merger of Dell Inc. in 2013.

Five Keys to a Company Compliance Plan

Staff : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

A new report offers specifics for companies and their general counsel. Plus, other short articles about what your clients are talking about.

Judge Dismisses Union Carbide in Miami Mesothelioma Case

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 20, 2016

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Miami reversed herself on an asbestos case, showing the complexity of interpreting Supreme Court decisions about jurisdiction.

2016 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta Firm Financials tells you who's up, who's down and everything in between.

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

T. Rowe Price Shares Ineligible for Appraisal, Court Rules

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 18, 2016

Shares belonging to T. Rowe Price & Associates, one of Dell's largest investors, will not be part of a massive appraisal action arising out of Dell's $25 billion going-private merger, the Court of Chancery ruled last week.

In 'Spokeo,' Supreme Court Hands a Partial Victory to Companies

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 16, 2016

The defense bar was handed a narrow victory that some had hoped would go further.

OSHA 'Names and Shames' With Injury-Reporting Rule

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2016

It goes into effect the beginning of next year, and is officially called "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses."

Georgia PATENTS Celebrates First Year of Pro Bono Assistance

: Daily Report : May 10, 2016

Georgia PATENTS—Pro Bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo Inventors—celebrated its first year by recognizing its attorneys and supporters on April 21 at King Plow Arts Center.

Saul Ewing Creates Cyber Practice Led by NSA Vet

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 10, 2016

Saul Ewing has established a new practice group in cybersecurity and privacy, and has brought on a partner who formerly worked with the National Security Agency to lead the practice.

Georgia Supreme Court Clears Way for Gun Rights Group to Challenge Atlanta Botanical Garden Ban on Guns

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The attorney for a gun rights group is looking ahead to challenging a ban on taking weapons inside private facilities leased from public entities after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in his client's favor Monday.

Gun Rights Group Wins a Round at Georgia Supreme Court in Battle with Botanical Garden

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a gun rights advocacy group representing a member who is seeking to carry his pistol into the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Chadbourne's TMT Chair Goes Solo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The former Beltway-based leader of Chadbourne & Parke starts his own shop; Bracewell and Sidley make some big New York hires; a boutique investment bank recruits from Sullivan & Cromwell; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Decision on Guns in the Atlanta Botanical Garden Set For Release Monday

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

The state Supreme Court is set to release a decision Monday on a gun rights group's bid to overturn the Atlanta Botanical Garden's ban on visitors carrying firearms, according to the high court's website.

Smith Gambrell Expands Revenue and Footprint With Slight Profit Dip

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Smith Gambrell & Russell's chairman, Stephen Forte, said he was pleased with the firm's performance in 2015.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Reports for the Daily Report's annual firm finance coverage are coming in. Check back often to this page for the latest insights on firm revenue, net income and other metrics.

Alston Partner Moves In-House at Consulting Firm

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : May 05, 2016

Hunter Holliday has left Alston & Bird to join The North Highland Co. as vice president and general counsel of the Atlanta-based global management consulting firm.

Atlanta Legal Aid Kicks Off Annual Fundraising Campaign

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 29, 2016

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society kicked off its annual campaign with its customary spring breakfast for fundraising captains on Wednesday.

Deal Watch: A Pharmaceutical Frenzy for a Half-Dozen Firms

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 28, 2016

Abbott Labs seeks to buy St. Jude Medical for $25 billion; Sanofi makes a $9.3 billion bid for Medivation; AbbVie offers $5.8 billion for Stemcentrx; and a look at the big firms behind those proposed megadeals.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 25, 2016

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Atlanta Firms Outperform Am Law 100 in Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 25, 2016

Four Atlanta-based firms are among the country's 100 highest-grossing law firms, led by King & Spalding, which posted $1,018,500,000 in revenue—breaking the billion-dollar mark for the first time.