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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 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Alston & Bird has 759 attorneys and is the 46th largest firm in the United States.  With $645,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 54th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 45 -5 Lawyer head count
The A-List 33 -4 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

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.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : April 29, 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.

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.

GCs of Coke, UPS Value Relationships With Outside Counsel, Despite Cost Pressures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 22, 2016

When the general counsel of UPS and the Coca-Cola Co.'s North American operation talk with their top outside counsel from Alston & Bird and King & Spalding about value, they talk about relationships, not price.

Del. Supreme Court Limits General Jurisdiction for Corporations

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 20, 2016

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled on Monday that state courts, in most instances, may not exercise general jurisdiction over a foreign corporation that does not operate or have its principal place of business in the First State.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Intellectual Property Litigators Launch Kent & Risley

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 12, 2016

Plenty of small intellectual property boutiques handle patent and trademark prosecution, but a two-lawyer IP litigation shop is more rare. Dan Kent and Steve Risley, both experienced IP litigators, have started just such a shop, Kent & Risley.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Atlanta Bar's Summer Internship Program Connects Aspiring Lawyers With Mentors

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 08, 2016

The program exposes high school students to a career in law through paid summer internships in the legal world—and offers intensive training and mentoring in navigating the professional workplace.

Bracewell Sees Departures in New York, Houston

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

More moves from the firm formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani.

Bar's Incubator for New Lawyers Launches, Gets Pro Bono Director

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 05, 2016

The State Bar of Georgia's new incubator program for young lawyers has recruited its first class of participants and hired a pro bono director.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Picks Up Real Estate Partner; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 29, 2016

Real estate finance lawyer Ginger Burton has joined Jones Day as a partner from Alston & Bird.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 28, 2016

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 28, 2016

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

Law Firms Helping the Hungry

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : March 28, 2016

Cadwalader partner Lary Stromfeld is chairing "Justice Served," a campaign to encourage law firms and their employees to assist the Food Bank For New York City and its hunger-relief programs.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

McGuireWoods Bags Big BofA Book, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2016

McGuireWoods heads to San Francisco after a Reed Smith raid; Kirkland launches a Houston tax practice; Sidley Austin snags a high-powered IP team from Ropes & Gray; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Daily Report Announces Lifetime Achievement, On the Rise Honorees

: Daily Report : March 23, 2016

“We had a lot of very impressive nominations for each group,” said George Haj, the ALM regional editor-in-chief who oversees the Daily Report. “We had a lot of tough choices to make.”

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 16, 2016

Announcements from Epstein Becker Green, Greenberg Traurig, Kaye Scholer, Fried Frank, and more.

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Partners: Finally, More Pieces of Pie

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 14, 2016

More Atlanta associates were promoted to partner this year than in 2015, as legal work further picked up and firms prospered.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 14, 2016

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

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : March 14, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "'Best Efforts', 'Commercially Reasonable' and Other Terms No One Understands," "Pleading Lost Profits Damages in New York and Federal Courts," "When U.S. Law Collides With Chinese Reality" and "Using U.S. Discovery Procedures in International Arbitration."

Big Law Partners Snag GC Roles, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 02, 2016

Davis Polk, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher and Stoel Rives partners head in-house; K&L Gates and Kirkland & Ellis see a spate of exits; Orrick adds another energy partner; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Carlton Fields Adds to Real Estate and Finance Practice, and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 01, 2016

David Adams has joined Carlton Fields' real estate and commercial finance practice group as of counsel from Stites & Harbison.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

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  • - Billing Rates
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  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Alston & Bird LLP

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  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
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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

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.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : April 29, 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.

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.

GCs of Coke, UPS Value Relationships With Outside Counsel, Despite Cost Pressures

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 22, 2016

When the general counsel of UPS and the Coca-Cola Co.'s North American operation talk with their top outside counsel from Alston & Bird and King & Spalding about value, they talk about relationships, not price.

Del. Supreme Court Limits General Jurisdiction for Corporations

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : April 20, 2016

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled on Monday that state courts, in most instances, may not exercise general jurisdiction over a foreign corporation that does not operate or have its principal place of business in the First State.

An Early Look at the 2016 Am Law 100

: The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2016

Before The American Lawyer's complete annual Am Law 100 report is released on April 25, take a peek at preliminary reporting on law firm financials from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.

Intellectual Property Litigators Launch Kent & Risley

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 12, 2016

Plenty of small intellectual property boutiques handle patent and trademark prosecution, but a two-lawyer IP litigation shop is more rare. Dan Kent and Steve Risley, both experienced IP litigators, have started just such a shop, Kent & Risley.

Movers: A Weekly Roundup of Laterals and Promotions

: The National Law Journal : April 11, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

Atlanta Bar's Summer Internship Program Connects Aspiring Lawyers With Mentors

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 08, 2016

The program exposes high school students to a career in law through paid summer internships in the legal world—and offers intensive training and mentoring in navigating the professional workplace.

Bracewell Sees Departures in New York, Houston

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : April 06, 2016

More moves from the firm formerly known as Bracewell & Giuliani.

Bar's Incubator for New Lawyers Launches, Gets Pro Bono Director

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 05, 2016

The State Bar of Georgia's new incubator program for young lawyers has recruited its first class of participants and hired a pro bono director.

London Calling for Two Big Firms, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 31, 2016

Boies Schiller and Cooley bulk up their nascent outposts in London; Gordon Rees and Shipman & Goodwin grow in New York; Hogan Lovells hires four in Australia and an ex-New York prosecutor; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Jones Day Picks Up Real Estate Partner; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 29, 2016

Real estate finance lawyer Ginger Burton has joined Jones Day as a partner from Alston & Bird.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 28, 2016

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : March 28, 2016

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

Law Firms Helping the Hungry

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : March 28, 2016

Cadwalader partner Lary Stromfeld is chairing "Justice Served," a campaign to encourage law firms and their employees to assist the Food Bank For New York City and its hunger-relief programs.

Wiley Rein's FDA Head Joins DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 28, 2016

Wiley Rein's food and drug leader decamps for DLA Piper; Mayer Brown recruits a key Verizon in-house lawyer; Skadden hires from a high-profile boutique; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

McGuireWoods Bags Big BofA Book, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 23, 2016

McGuireWoods heads to San Francisco after a Reed Smith raid; Kirkland launches a Houston tax practice; Sidley Austin snags a high-powered IP team from Ropes & Gray; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Daily Report Announces Lifetime Achievement, On the Rise Honorees

: Daily Report : March 23, 2016

“We had a lot of very impressive nominations for each group,” said George Haj, the ALM regional editor-in-chief who oversees the Daily Report. “We had a lot of tough choices to make.”

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : March 16, 2016

Announcements from Epstein Becker Green, Greenberg Traurig, Kaye Scholer, Fried Frank, and more.

NY Boutique Bags Big Law Partner, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 16, 2016

Comings-and-goings at McCarter & English; Pillsbury Winthrop heads to Hong Kong; Proskauer Rose picks up a new life sciences vice chair; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

New Partners: Finally, More Pieces of Pie

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 14, 2016

More Atlanta associates were promoted to partner this year than in 2015, as legal work further picked up and firms prospered.

On the Move

: The Recorder : March 14, 2016

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

Akin Gump Health Leader Heads In-House, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 14, 2016

New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center adds a high-ranking Akin Gump partner to serve as its new legal chief; a troubled Kaye Scholer partner departs; Kirkland makes another high-profile hire; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Commercial Litigation

: New York Law Journal : March 14, 2016

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, "'Best Efforts', 'Commercially Reasonable' and Other Terms No One Understands," "Pleading Lost Profits Damages in New York and Federal Courts," "When U.S. Law Collides With Chinese Reality" and "Using U.S. Discovery Procedures in International Arbitration."

Big Law Partners Snag GC Roles, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 02, 2016

Davis Polk, Paul Hastings, Simpson Thacher and Stoel Rives partners head in-house; K&L Gates and Kirkland & Ellis see a spate of exits; Orrick adds another energy partner; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Carlton Fields Adds to Real Estate and Finance Practice, and Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : March 01, 2016

David Adams has joined Carlton Fields' real estate and commercial finance practice group as of counsel from Stites & Harbison.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : February 29, 2016

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.