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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 2015 Global 100 survey, Alston & Bird ranked as the 58th 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

Kilpatrick Tops Atlanta's Big Law Pro-Bono Rankings

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 06, 2016

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton led Atlanta-based firms in The American Lawyer's annual pro bono ranking of the 200 top-grossing U.S. firms, edging out last year's top-ranked Atlanta firm, Alston & Bird.

Troutman, Kilpatrick and Sutherland Raise Associate Pay

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2016

Three of Atlanta's biggest firms just made the holiday weekend even better for their associates. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Troutman Sanders announced Friday that they're raising starting salary in Atlanta to $155,000 and bumping it to $180,000 in New York and other major markets.

Phila. Company Sues FDA Over 'Rare' Rescission of Drug Approval

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : July 01, 2016

Lannett Co., a Philadelphia pharmaceutical company, has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for revoking its approval of a new chemotherapy medicine.

Atlanta Firm Leaders Compete in Hackathon to Advance Women in Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2016

Atlanta leaders from Troutman Sanders, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan joined partners from 54 firms nationally to compete in the first-ever lawyer hackathon seeking solutions to a persistent problem in Big Law: the lack of advancement of women up the ranks.

Parties Seek to Consolidate Wendy's Data Breach Suits

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 28, 2016

As the lawsuits begin to mount against Wendy's over its recently disclosed data breach, several financial institutions that filed proposed class action suits in Pennsylvania federal court have asked that the cases be consolidated.

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.

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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

Kilpatrick Tops Atlanta's Big Law Pro-Bono Rankings

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 06, 2016

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton led Atlanta-based firms in The American Lawyer's annual pro bono ranking of the 200 top-grossing U.S. firms, edging out last year's top-ranked Atlanta firm, Alston & Bird.

Troutman, Kilpatrick and Sutherland Raise Associate Pay

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 01, 2016

Three of Atlanta's biggest firms just made the holiday weekend even better for their associates. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan and Troutman Sanders announced Friday that they're raising starting salary in Atlanta to $155,000 and bumping it to $180,000 in New York and other major markets.

Phila. Company Sues FDA Over 'Rare' Rescission of Drug Approval

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : July 01, 2016

Lannett Co., a Philadelphia pharmaceutical company, has sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for revoking its approval of a new chemotherapy medicine.

Atlanta Firm Leaders Compete in Hackathon to Advance Women in Law

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 30, 2016

Atlanta leaders from Troutman Sanders, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan joined partners from 54 firms nationally to compete in the first-ever lawyer hackathon seeking solutions to a persistent problem in Big Law: the lack of advancement of women up the ranks.

Parties Seek to Consolidate Wendy's Data Breach Suits

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : June 28, 2016

As the lawsuits begin to mount against Wendy's over its recently disclosed data breach, several financial institutions that filed proposed class action suits in Pennsylvania federal court have asked that the cases be consolidated.

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.