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Alston & Bird LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 789
  • Gross Revenues: $675,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $855,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,665,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -3

Alston & Bird is an Atlanta-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Alston & Bird has 789 attorneys and is the 45th largest firm in the United States.  With $675,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 44th on The American Lawyer's 2014 Am Law 200 ranking.  On the 2013 Global 100 survey, Alston & Bird ranked as the 52nd 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 44 -3 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 44 -3 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 45 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 32 -3 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 41 1 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 76 -6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 28 25 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 22 3 Summer programs

In the News

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Kilpatrick Leads Food Frenzy Online, But Habachy Could Defend Cup

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 24, 2015

As the first week of the Georgia legal community's campaign to help the state's food banks drew to a close on Friday, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton had raised the most money online.

Food Frenzy Is One-Third of the Way to Online Goal; Daily Report Cracks Top 10

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 23, 2015

By late afternoon on Thursday, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy was about a third of the way toward its online fundraising goal, with the legal community having raised more than $33,000 for the state's food banks.

Family Ties: S&C Partner Helps Private Equity Exec Buy NBA Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Sullivan & Cromwell's Alison Ressler is advising her brother-in-law Antony Ressler, founder of buyout giant Ares Management, on his $850 million acquisition of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks. Ressler's familial relations also came up this week in leaked Sony emails.

Hawks Buyers and Sellers Turn to Longtime Lawyers in LA, NYC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 23, 2015

The buyers and sellers of the Atlanta Hawks turned to lawyers in Los Angeles and New York to advise on the transaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend Overtakes Hanna in Food Frenzy

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 22, 2015

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has let it be known it will be a force to be reckoned with in this year's competition to benefit the state's food banks, pulling ahead of the Marietta consumer debt collection firm of Frederick Hanna in the online fundraising race.

Lessons Learned from the Goodyear FCPA Settlement

Edward T. Kang and Brian D. Frey : Corporate Counsel : April 22, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's settlement agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. underscores the risks of inadequate due diligence in acquisitions, among other issues.

Meet ALISS, the Industry's New Sustainability Certification

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 21, 2015

Law firms lag behind their clients when it comes to operating environmentally conscious businesses, says Alston & Bird partner Peter Masaitis.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Legal Aid's Annual Campaign Features GC Auction in May

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

The annual campaign raises money from Atlanta lawyers for Atlanta Legal Aid's operating fund.

In-House Counsel Profile: Mohawk Industries Inc.'s David Patton

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

"We try to run the business very efficiently and very lean."

Third Circuit Clarifies Class Certification Rules

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 17, 2015

The Third Circuit reined in runaway readings of its recently adopted standard for assessing class action cases Thursday.

Governor Confirms Tax Tribunal Appointment; Process Is Murky

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 16, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal's office on Thursday confirmed his appointment of state House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal as the new judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal.

Judge Rejects Defamation Suit Against Singer K. Michelle

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 15, 2015

An Atlanta R&B singer who said on a reality TV show that the CEO of her former record label mismanaged her career and beat her years ago in a hotel room has prevailed in a defamation lawsuit the CEO brought in Fulton County Superior Court.

Governor's Office: No Decision Yet on Tax Judge, Despite Lawmaker's Announcement

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 15, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal's office denied Wednesday that he has named a new Georgia Tax Tribunal judge. But all other signs pointed to state House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal getting the nod—a decision meaning Deal skipped over three candidates recommended by his Judicial Nominating Commission.

Schlumberger Unit Can Wield IP at Sea, Judge Rules

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : April 13, 2015

A Minnesota-based company can't thwart a rival's patent lawsuit even though the alleged infringing technology was installed on ships on the high seas, a judge in Minneapolis ruled.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Alston & Bird Partner Hits Links as Masters Caddy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Richard Grice, an Atlanta-based partner in Alston & Bird's finance group, traded paperwork for working on par this week after landing the side-job of a lifetime—caddying at the 2015 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. As for Grice's golfer and interim boss, that would be Gunn Yang, a 21-year-old South Korean and 2014 U.S. Amateur Champion.

Holland & Knight Picks Up Investment Fund Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Terry Davis has joined Holland & Knight as a partner from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and will co-chair the firm's investment management practice.

Federal Patent Lawsuit Filings Drop After Peak Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Lex Machina's second annual Patent Litigation Year in Review reveals that the number of federal patent cases filed last year fell by 21 percent—from 6,082 cases in 2013 to 5,012 cases.

Bill on Judicial Pay Raise, COA Expansion Facing Midnight Deadline

Kathleen Baydala Joyner and Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 02, 2015

The Georgia Senate was poised Thursday to pass a bill that would give some judges their first sizeable pay increase in 16 years and, in a surprising twist, add three new judges to the state Court of Appeals.

Bill Sponsor Says Governor Wants to Expand Court of Appeals

Kathleen Baydala Joyner and Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 01, 2015

Among the hustle of the last legislative day of the year, lawmakers will be pushing Thursday for an addition to a judicial pay bill that would create three new seats on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Georgia Justices Will Hear DeKalb School Corruption Case

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in June over a judge's decision to alter a plea agreement between DeKalb County prosecutors and a former school district official accused of corruption.

Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Tobacco is back. Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers and their families in cases against Big Tobacco. But one topped them all.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Talcum Powder's Alleged Cancer Link Spurs Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

What could be more harmless than baby powder? But some studies have connected the use of talc products to ovarian cancer. Companies are lawyering up.

Mylan Subject to NJ Court's Jurisdiction in Abilify Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. can proceed with a suit over plans by Mylan Inc. to produce a generic version of antipsychotic drug Abilify after a federal judge in Camden ruled that the defendant's U.S. operation is subject to the jurisdiction of the District of New Jersey.

John Marshall Dean Renata Turner Named Fulton Juvenile Court Judge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 24, 2015

Renata Turner, an assistant dean at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, has been named an associate judge for Fulton County Juvenile Court, Georgia's largest juvenile court.

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle Registers As A Lobbyist At Last

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle registered with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Heated Meeting With JQC Was Only the Beginning in Becker Case

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : March 23, 2015

Former DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker exhibited unprofessional behavior and hubris during her last year and a half on the bench, according to a complaint filed Monday by the state judicial discipline agency.

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Alston & Bird LLP

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  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
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  • Year Over Year Change: 0

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

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Superrich Firms Pull Away

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : April 27, 2015

It was a year of solid gains for The Am Law 100, especially for a burgeoning group of top firms.

Kilpatrick Leads Food Frenzy Online, But Habachy Could Defend Cup

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 24, 2015

As the first week of the Georgia legal community's campaign to help the state's food banks drew to a close on Friday, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton had raised the most money online.

Food Frenzy Is One-Third of the Way to Online Goal; Daily Report Cracks Top 10

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 23, 2015

By late afternoon on Thursday, the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy was about a third of the way toward its online fundraising goal, with the legal community having raised more than $33,000 for the state's food banks.

Family Ties: S&C Partner Helps Private Equity Exec Buy NBA Team

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 23, 2015

Sullivan & Cromwell's Alison Ressler is advising her brother-in-law Antony Ressler, founder of buyout giant Ares Management, on his $850 million acquisition of the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks. Ressler's familial relations also came up this week in leaked Sony emails.

Hawks Buyers and Sellers Turn to Longtime Lawyers in LA, NYC

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 23, 2015

The buyers and sellers of the Atlanta Hawks turned to lawyers in Los Angeles and New York to advise on the transaction.

Kilpatrick Townsend Overtakes Hanna in Food Frenzy

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 22, 2015

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton has let it be known it will be a force to be reckoned with in this year's competition to benefit the state's food banks, pulling ahead of the Marietta consumer debt collection firm of Frederick Hanna in the online fundraising race.

Lessons Learned from the Goodyear FCPA Settlement

Edward T. Kang and Brian D. Frey : Corporate Counsel : April 22, 2015

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's settlement agreement with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. underscores the risks of inadequate due diligence in acquisitions, among other issues.

Meet ALISS, the Industry's New Sustainability Certification

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 21, 2015

Law firms lag behind their clients when it comes to operating environmentally conscious businesses, says Alston & Bird partner Peter Masaitis.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Legal Aid's Annual Campaign Features GC Auction in May

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 20, 2015

The annual campaign raises money from Atlanta lawyers for Atlanta Legal Aid's operating fund.

In-House Counsel Profile: Mohawk Industries Inc.'s David Patton

June D. Bell : The National Law Journal : April 20, 2015

"We try to run the business very efficiently and very lean."

Third Circuit Clarifies Class Certification Rules

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 17, 2015

The Third Circuit reined in runaway readings of its recently adopted standard for assessing class action cases Thursday.

Governor Confirms Tax Tribunal Appointment; Process Is Murky

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 16, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal's office on Thursday confirmed his appointment of state House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal as the new judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal.

Judge Rejects Defamation Suit Against Singer K. Michelle

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 15, 2015

An Atlanta R&B singer who said on a reality TV show that the CEO of her former record label mismanaged her career and beat her years ago in a hotel room has prevailed in a defamation lawsuit the CEO brought in Fulton County Superior Court.

Governor's Office: No Decision Yet on Tax Judge, Despite Lawmaker's Announcement

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 15, 2015

Gov. Nathan Deal's office denied Wednesday that he has named a new Georgia Tax Tribunal judge. But all other signs pointed to state House Majority Leader Larry O'Neal getting the nod—a decision meaning Deal skipped over three candidates recommended by his Judicial Nominating Commission.

Schlumberger Unit Can Wield IP at Sea, Judge Rules

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : April 13, 2015

A Minnesota-based company can't thwart a rival's patent lawsuit even though the alleged infringing technology was installed on ships on the high seas, a judge in Minneapolis ruled.

Wilson Sonsini Partner Sets Sail for New Horizons, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 11, 2015

J. Christopher Groobey spent 25 years in Big Law before heading for the high seas; Fried Frank makes more litigation hires; Latham & Watkins lures three from Sidley Austin; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Alston & Bird Partner Hits Links as Masters Caddy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 09, 2015

Richard Grice, an Atlanta-based partner in Alston & Bird's finance group, traded paperwork for working on par this week after landing the side-job of a lifetime—caddying at the 2015 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. As for Grice's golfer and interim boss, that would be Gunn Yang, a 21-year-old South Korean and 2014 U.S. Amateur Champion.

Holland & Knight Picks Up Investment Fund Partner

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Terry Davis has joined Holland & Knight as a partner from Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz and will co-chair the firm's investment management practice.

Federal Patent Lawsuit Filings Drop After Peak Year

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 07, 2015

Lex Machina's second annual Patent Litigation Year in Review reveals that the number of federal patent cases filed last year fell by 21 percent—from 6,082 cases in 2013 to 5,012 cases.

Bill on Judicial Pay Raise, COA Expansion Facing Midnight Deadline

Kathleen Baydala Joyner and Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 02, 2015

The Georgia Senate was poised Thursday to pass a bill that would give some judges their first sizeable pay increase in 16 years and, in a surprising twist, add three new judges to the state Court of Appeals.

Bill Sponsor Says Governor Wants to Expand Court of Appeals

Kathleen Baydala Joyner and Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 01, 2015

Among the hustle of the last legislative day of the year, lawmakers will be pushing Thursday for an addition to a judicial pay bill that would create three new seats on the Georgia Court of Appeals.

Georgia Justices Will Hear DeKalb School Corruption Case

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : March 31, 2015

The Supreme Court of Georgia will hear arguments in June over a judge's decision to alter a plea agreement between DeKalb County prosecutors and a former school district official accused of corruption.

Tobacco Verdicts Dominated 2014

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : March 30, 2015

Tobacco is back. Six of the nation's largest verdicts last year came from Florida juries to smokers and their families in cases against Big Tobacco. But one topped them all.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

Energy Transfer Partners/Regency Energy; Deals in Brief

Talcum Powder's Alleged Cancer Link Spurs Litigation

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : March 30, 2015

What could be more harmless than baby powder? But some studies have connected the use of talc products to ovarian cancer. Companies are lawyering up.

Mylan Subject to NJ Court's Jurisdiction in Abilify Suit

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 25, 2015

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. can proceed with a suit over plans by Mylan Inc. to produce a generic version of antipsychotic drug Abilify after a federal judge in Camden ruled that the defendant's U.S. operation is subject to the jurisdiction of the District of New Jersey.

John Marshall Dean Renata Turner Named Fulton Juvenile Court Judge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 24, 2015

Renata Turner, an assistant dean at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School, has been named an associate judge for Fulton County Juvenile Court, Georgia's largest juvenile court.

INADMISSIBLE: Daschle Registers As A Lobbyist At Last

: The National Law Journal : March 23, 2015

Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle registered with the federal government as a lobbyist for the first time in his career last week. Plus more in this week's column.

Heated Meeting With JQC Was Only the Beginning in Becker Case

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : March 23, 2015

Former DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker exhibited unprofessional behavior and hubris during her last year and a half on the bench, according to a complaint filed Monday by the state judicial discipline agency.