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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. The firm acquired Weston Benshoof Rochefort Rubalcava & MacCuish on September 1, 2008. According to the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size, the firm has 794 attorneys and is the thirty-sixth largest law firm in the United States. In terms of revenue, the firm ranked 47th on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of U.S. law firms, with gross revenues of $571,000,000 for 2010. The firm ranked 54th on the 2011 Global 100 survey. Alston & Bird offers legal services in areas including corporate finance, litigation, tax, intellectual property, and legislative and public policy law. In addition to its Atlanta headquarters, the firm has eight offices in North Carolina, Washington, D.C., New York, California, and Texas.

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

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

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

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 21, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Lawyer Indicted for Making False Statements to a Cobb County Judge

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

An indictment returned by a Cobb County grand jury paints a picture of a lawyer's nightmare: missing a deadline for filing a motion in a lawsuit.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

IP Litigator Hops To Kilpatrick From Alston

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

GSK Can't Quash $106 Mil. Verdict in Generic Paxil Dispute

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 17, 2014

A Trenton, N.J., federal judge has denied GlaxoSmithKline's bid to toss out a $106 million verdict against it for breaching a contract granting Mylan Pharmaceuticals exclusive rights to make a generic version of the antidepressant Paxil CR.

Reynolds Agrees to Buy Lorillard for $27.4 Billion

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Jones Day, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Allen & Overy and Kirkland & Ellis all advised on the megadeal that would create a $50 billion tobacco company to rival Altria Group, the holding company of Philip Morris.

High Court Rules that Bank Execs Can Face Suits Over Failures

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 15, 2014

In a case closely watched by banking lawyers across the state, the Supreme Court of Georgia has opened the door for bank directors and executives in the state to be held personally liable for a failed bank's losses if they are found to have neglected their corporate duties.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The Churn: Dickstein Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Greenberg Traurig has raided Dickstein Shapiro for 13 lawyers and lobbyists in Washington, D.C., Paul Hastings plucks Kaye Scholer's white-collar and internal investigations chair and Troutman Sanders snags Hughes Hubbard's private equity chair in the latest round of lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Obituary: Stanley Parness

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

Stanley Parness, a former presiding justice of the Appellate Term, First Department, died unexpectedly on July 8. He was 85.

The Careerist: Best Firms for the Summer (and After)

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 10, 2014

Vault's top law firms for summer programs and associate happiness.

On the Move: Kilpatrick Lawyer Branches Out Into Mediation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton lawyer David Zacks has opened his own mediation firm, Zacks Resolution, after more than 40 years as a litigator.

The Sedona Conference to Add Data Security Group

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 09, 2014

A new Working Group from The Sedona Conference will focus on data security and privacy liability.

Indemnification Claim Modifications Can't Impact Previously Filed Cases

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 09, 2014

Companies that modify their corporate charter to preclude certain indemnification claims can only apply the changes to lawsuits filed against executives after the new provisions are ratified and not lawsuits initiated prior to the new amendments' final approval, the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Court Sides With Wilmer, Kenyon & Kenyon in Intel Chip Patent Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

The Federal Circuit ruled Monday that Intel's computer chips don't infringe on tiny X2Y Attenuators' patents, dealing a final blow to X2Y's unlikely bid to block sales of Apple and Hewlett-Packard computers that use the Intel chips.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.

The Churn: Fitzpatrick Cella Leader Leaves, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

Mayer Brown has hired Colleen Tracy, former managing partner of New York-based Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where she took the IP firm's leadership reins in 2009. The Am Law Daily looks at Tracy's move and other new arrivals throughout The Am Law 200.

Big Deals

: The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

AT&T/DirecTV; Alibaba IPO; Valeant / Allergan

Size Matters, According to Associates Ranking Law Firms

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 27, 2014

53 Texas Firms Fight Bar Opinion Banning Officer or Principal in Nonlawyer Titles

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 27, 2014

New rule strips nonlawyer legal professionals of C-suite titles such as CIO and CTO.

First Pharma IPR Decision Invalidates Patent Claims

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board issued what may be the first final written decision on an inter partes review in a pharma case.

On the Move: 'Actors Studio' for Mercer Law Students Wins Award

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 25, 2014

An innovative way of teaching professionalism to first-year law students, modeled on "Inside the Actor's Studio," has won Mercer University School of Law a national award from the American Bar Association.

The Morning Wrap

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 24, 2014

A round-up of news from ALM affiliated publications and news outlets around the country: a law student sues a professor, former senators propose fixes for Senate gridlock, and advice on how to leave Google Inc.'s legal department.

Slideshow: Alston & Bird's New Look is Sleek and Airy

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 24, 2014

Alston & Bird has transformed its Atlanta headquarters at One Atlantic Center from law firm traditional to sleek and contemporary.

Lawyers Claim in Suit That Aaron's Broke Client Privilege

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 23, 2014

The email, addressed to Colorado lawyer Michael Peterson, appeared to be a routine—but confidential—exchange over a new client who was happy that Peterson was taking her case.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 23, 2014

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

The Churn: Defections Mount at Edwards Wildman, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 20, 2014

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has hired Shawn Atkinson, the former cochair of the venture capital and cross-border M&A practice at Edwards Wildman Palmer in London, where the latter firm is trying to stave off a partner exodus. Plus: Bingham McCutchen bulks up in Asia, a partner trio decamps for top in-house roles and other lateral moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

The New Fed Circuit Chief's Approach to Patent Damages

Bruce J. Rose and Travis J. Iams : Corporate Counsel : January 20, 2014

Will the Federal Circuit continue its trends in the area of IP damages now that Judge Sharon Prost is taking over?

Meet the GC: Barry Medintz of Recall Holdings

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Barry Medintz is the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Recall Holdings Ltd. Recall is an international provider of information management services and supports 80,000 customer accounts in 23 countries with more than 300 dedicated operations centers.

Boozy Weekends are Passé for Atlanta Summer Associates

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

King & Spalding has come up with a unique twist on dinner at a partner's house for its summer associates: a progressive dinner party on Lake Lanier.

The Churn: Holland & Knight Heads to Alaska, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Holland & Knight, a firm with Florida roots, is heading to Anchorage after recruiting a team of lawyers from Patton Boggs, plus more moves from across The Am Law 200.

Slideshow: Beer Tasting and BBQ Battle

: Daily Report : January 12, 2014

The second annual Beer Tasting and Celebrity BBQ Battle, sponsored by the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and Atlanta Legal Aid Society and presented by Alston & Bird, was held June 5 at Greystone in Piedmont Park.

Shook Hardy Set to Sublease Hometown Space

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is downsizing in a Kansas City, Mo., office tower built to house the firm a decade ago. And in seeking to sublease three floors of space in the building where it serves as anchor tenant, Shook Hardy is just the latest Am Law 200 firm to reduce its real estate needs amid an evolving market for legal services.

Leveraging FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practices

Josh Becker and Aaron Block : Corporate Counsel : January 11, 2014

Proactive compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Current Good Manufacturing Practices may minimize exposure to severe recalls, government investigations and lawsuits.

Another Settlement in Auto-Parts Antitrust Class Action

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Another auto parts supplier named in a sweeping antitrust class action, Autoliv Inc., has agreed to pay $65 million to resolve claims of price-fixing and bid-rigging.

In-House Counsel Profile: Zebra Technologies Corp.'s Jim Kaput

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

In April, Zebra Technologies Corp. agreed to buy Motorola Solutions Inc. for $3.5 billion. General counsel Jim Kaput's legal team will go from seven attorneys to 27 when the Motorola deal is done.

Tesser Takes the Reins at NYCLA

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

The new president of the New York County Lawyers' Association, Lewis Tesser, said his top priorities are helping the public better understand the role of lawyers and helping young and unemployed attorneys find jobs.

Out-of-State Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants

Brett E. Coburn and Kandis Wood Jackson : Corporate Counsel : January 30, 2014

Employers must be thoughtful and strategic during covenant drafting and enforcement, and be cognizant of Full Faith and Credit's uncertain limitations.

Meet the GC: Shyam K. Reddy of Euramax International

Mary Welch : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Shyam K. Reddy is the chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary of Euramax International Inc.,

Obituary: Israel Rubin

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Israel "Russ" Rubin, a jurist who spent 14 years on the Appellate Division, First Department and finished his legal career as co-chair of the national appellate practice group at Greenberg Traurig, died Friday at 87.

The Churn: Squire Patton Boggs, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2014

A look at some partners who won't be joining a combined Squire Patton Boggs, Edwards Wildman Palmer's new public policy group, Polsinelli hires four and more lateral moves across The Am Law 200.

12 Tips to Cope With a Data Breach

Mark Gerlach : Law Technology News : January 23, 2014

Georgetown Law cybersecurity panelists suggest strategies to minimize impact of data breaches.

Direct from the A&B Dining Room, it's Nonbillable Hours

Matthias "Ty" Barringer : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

In exactly the way you'd expect a bunch of attorneys to do it—we emailed proposals back and forth to one another, shot every single suggestion down, and finally ran out of time and had to just pick one so we could submit an on-time entry for "Alston & Bird Idol," a firm talent show and our first appearance.

On The Move: Lawyers Total a Fourth of Leadership Atlanta's New Class for 2015

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

One-fourth of Leadership Atlanta's recently announced 2015 class are lawyers, including a judge, big firm partners, in-house, government and nonprofit lawyers.

Former Christie Official 'Dumbfounded' at Retaliation Against Fort Lee Mayor

Michael Booth : New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

A former member of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration, who unsuccessfully sought Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich's endorsement of Christie's re-election bid, told a legislative committee investigating last fall's closure of local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge that he was "dumbfounded" that anyone would retaliate against Sokolich in such a way for his decision.

Dozen Firms Tune In for AT&T's $48.5 Billion DirecTV Buy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

In a deal likely to face major regulatory scrutiny, a telecommunications giant aims to absorb the nation's largest satellite television operator.

Kirkland, Paul Hastings Handle Peak 10 Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising a pair of private equity firms on the sale of Peak 10, a Charlotte-based IT infrastructure and cloud services provider valued at roughly $900 million.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Lateral moves in this week's column.

Legal Aid Launches Annual Campaign, Lands Woodruff Gift

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 01, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has won a $1.5 million gift from the Woodruff Foundation for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E.

Teams Have Until Friday To Win Food Frenzy

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 01, 2014

Less than three days remain for members of Georgia's legal community to gather food and cash to support this year's Georgia Legal Food Frenzy—and possibly win a big trophy in addition to helping feed hungry people.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

Beveridge & Diamond has elected to principal Megan Brillault, Wayne Roth has joined LeClairRyan as a shareholder, and other announcements.

Litigation Department of the Year

: Daily Report : January 30, 2014

These nine firms presented the best evidence that they won results for clients in 2013, whether it was in favorable verdicts, dismissals, settlements or other actions that protected clients' interests.

Hulu Can't Shake Video Privacy Class Action

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

The video streaming company may be liable for transmitting personal user information to Facebook, U.S Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler ruled.

Inadvertent Production of Privileged Documents: What Every Georgia Lawyer Needs to Know

Simon R. Malko : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

Consider the following scenario: in reviewing materials provided in discovery by your adversary in civil litigation, you discover that opposing counsel inadvertently produced privileged documents. Are you required to notify opposing counsel of this error?

Hulu Can't Shake Video Privacy Class Action

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

The video streaming company may be liable for transmitting personal user information to Facebook, a magistrate judge ruled.

On With the Show

Rick Kopstein, Photographer : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

"The Book of Betty, a Musical Tribute," a series of skits portraying the career of Betty Weinberg Ellerin, was performed at the New York County Lawyers' Association on Thursday.

Local Am Law Firms See Positive Signs

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Despite the flat demand for legal services, Atlanta's largest firms fared pretty well last year.

A Deeper Look at Atlanta-Based Firms

: Daily Report : January 28, 2014

Our staff is tasked with vetting the numbers of the 12 highest grossing firms based in Atlanta, plus Birmingham, Ala.-based Burr & Forman for consideration in the Am Law 100 and 200 rankings of the nation's richest law firms. The national rankings will be published in May, but we invite readers to read the deeper analyses behind local firms' numbers.

Patent Plaintiff eDekka Beefs Up Texas Litigation Campaign

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

Apple and a handful of other companies are fighting back against claims that they infringe a single 22-year-old patent that purportedly covers online shopping cart functions. But the cases—and the settlements— are piling up.

Patrick Oot, Tom Baldwin Land New Jobs

Monica Bay : Law Technology News : January 24, 2014

Lots of career moves in law firms and vendor shops.

FDIC Urges Ga. Justices to Say Bank Directors can be Personally Liable

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 22, 2014

The Supreme Court of Georgia is considering whether a Georgia law protects the corporate officers and former executives of a Buckhead bank that failed under their watch from personal liability for the bank's losses even if they neglected their corporate duties.

NYCLA Musical Fundraiser Will Honor Betty Ellerin

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The New York County Lawyers Association's fundraising arm, the NYCLA Foundation, is hosting a musical comedy show April 24 to honor the life and career of Betty Weinberg Ellerin, the first female justice of the Appellate Division, First Department.

The Churn: Patton Boggs Trio Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

Three more partners have left struggling Patton Boggs for new endeavors.

Former AG Mukasey: Truth Telling Doesn't Trump National Security

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

National intelligence leaks in the name of exposing what the leakers claim is an unconstitutional invasion of privacy by the U.S. government are wrong-minded and causing a multifaceted crisis, including giving terrorists and countries unfriendly to the U.S. critical state secrets, former U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey said at an appearance in Atlanta on Thursday.

Justice Stevens in Atlanta: Phone Data Collection Is 'Price We Pay'

Lawrence Viele Davidson : Daily Report : January 17, 2014

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens on Wednesday spoke to more than 500 lawyers, federal and state judges and law students in Atlanta, focusing on what he said were the limits of the Fourth Amendment's application to the government collection of cellphone data.

ON THE MOVE: UGA Law Names Director of Career Development

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 16, 2014

The University of Georgia School of Law has recruited Alston & Bird partner Susan Wilson to head its career development department at a time when law students seek more job placement assistance than ever.

Synovus Settles Shareholders' Suit for $11.75M

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 11, 2014

A Georgia bank that made more than $400 million in loans to a Sea Island real estate company that collapsed in bankruptcy has agreed to settle a suit with bank shareholders for $11.75 million.

It's Lawyer V. Lawyer in Two Primary Races for Legislature

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 09, 2014

Lawyer-legislators have shifted from gathering support from colleagues for bills to gathering support from voters to represent their districts.

Virtual Currency Raises Real Legal Issues

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 07, 2014

As the virtual currency bitcoin becomes more prevalent and commercialized, lawyers are getting involved.

The Churn: Cooley Woos Mintz Levin IP Team, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Cooley poaches a six-lawyer intellectual property group from Mintz Levin, a former federal prosecutor who left the Justice Department amid controversy moves to Baker Botts, and O'Melveny brings back a former associate who has been a key legal adviser to President Obama since his run for the U.S Senate in 2004.

Generic Paxil Maker Plans Follow Up To $107 Million Verdict Against Glaxo

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Mylan Pharmaceuticals hopes its $107 million verdict against GlaxoSmithKline is just the first of a two-part victory in preserving its rights to market generic Paxil.

The Only Clothing Line Named for an Atlanta Lawyer Comes Home

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 26, 2014

Atlanta lawyer Bobby Jones—a founder of the Augusta National Golf Club and a predecessor firm to Alston & Bird—died in 1971, but the sportswear line named for him is alive and on its way home.

The Churn: Bingham Departures Continue, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

Bingham & McCutchen loses a real estate finance partner to Holland & Knight and litigator to Stubbs Alderton Markiles; Greenberg Traurig adds a former FINRA enforcement counsel; and Holland & Hart absorbs a Salt Lake City tax boutique.

Firm Hit With Defamation Suit Can't Fight Back With Anti-SLAPP Law

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 24, 2014

A law firm and two name partners can't use Texas' anti-SLAPP statute to fend off a defamation suit against them.

Obituary: Milton Harry Ellerin

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Milton Harry Ellerin, a longtime solo practitioner in New York City, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 89.

After In-House Lawyer is Jailed, Insurer's GC Comes to South Georgia and Settles Case

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : January 21, 2014

A trial over a paper mill worker's horrific burns, alleged racketeering and charges of fake insurance coverage ended last week with a confidential settlement, halfway through its expected two months.

Firm Hit With Defamation Suit Can't Fight Back With Anti-SLAPP Law

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : January 20, 2014

A law firm and two name partners can't use Texas' anti-SLAPP statute to fend off a defamation suit against them.

Feds Allege Ga. Hospitals Paid Kickbacks

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 20, 2014

The U.S. Justice Department has intervened in a whistleblower case against one of the country's largest hospital chains, alleging that three of its Georgia hospitals paid kickbacks for more than a decade to a chain of metro Atlanta prenatal clinics in return for patient referrals.

ON THE MOVE: New Faces at Nelson Mullins, Bloom Sugarman

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2014

Charles Huddleston has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough as of counsel. He was a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz until going solo in August.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Recusal Request Was Too Late, High Court Says

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday rejected a drug defendant's argument for a new trial, concluding that the defendant waited too long to ask the trial judge to recuse because she had heard an ex parte communication that the defendant could be dangerous.

Alston & Bird Posts Flat Year in Revenue, Income

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 12, 2014

Alston & Bird had a flat 2013 after posting significant gains in revenue and net income in 2012.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Jennifer Weiss joins Goulston & Storrs' tax practice as partner in the Boston office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

D.C. Bar Announces 2014 Presidency Candidates

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 07, 2014

The D.C. Bar announced yesterday that this year's candidates for president-elect are Stephen Glover, a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and Timothy Webster, a partner at Sidley Austin.

Flipboard Turns to Wilson Sonsini for Zite Buy

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Legal forums throughout the D.C. metropolitan area.

IPO Lawyers Ready to Work Like It's 1999

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

All signs point to a bumper crop of offerings.

The Churn: Latham Adds from Ropes in Boston, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 25, 2014

A Boston-based white-collar litigator jumps to Latham & Watkins from Ropes & Gray; Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck gains five intellectual property lawyers; and Morrison & Foerster welcomes back a former partner from the Obama administration.

Solo with A Safety Net: Letzring Leaves Big Firm for Hall Arbery

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 18, 2014

Many big firm lawyers dream of having their own shop but are leery of taking the leap.

Is Threat of Surveillance New Reality for Law Firms?

Sara Randazzo and Andrew Ramonas : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

For many lawyers who represent foreign governments, the recent revelation that the U.S. National Security Agency's Australian ally has been privy to communications between an American law firm and its international client comes as no surprise.

Nokia Demands $1.2 Million From Quinn Emanuel for Discovery Breach

Erin Kelleher : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

The company's lawyers at Alston & Bird call the request reasonable in light of a judge's order sanctioning Quinn Emanuel and Samsung for leaking sensitive discovery.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Fends Off Investor Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. and its lawyers at Alston & Bird have defeated claims that the company misled investors about the results of a clinical trial for its cancer drug Perifosine.

Courts Wait for Thaw to Open

: Daily Report : January 13, 2014

As sleet, freezing rain and snow continued to fall Wednesday, courts announced they will be closed Thursday. Legal community events also have been postponed.

REIT Work Keeps Half-Dozen Am Law 100 Firms Busy

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2014

Kite Realty Group Trust has tapped Hogan Lovells for counsel on its $1.2 billion buy of the Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, which has retained Alston & Bird to advise on the proposed union of the two shopping center owners. Meanwhile, two other top REITS—including one led by a former Sullivan & Worcester partner—battle with activist investors.

Judges, Lawyers Mull Possible Changes to State Appeals Court

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 13, 2014

A panel of Georgia appellate court judges and practitioners on Friday discussed possible changes to how the state appellate courts handle cases, including shifting jurisdiction between the two courts and adding more judges.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Patricia Hennessy joins Conrad O'Brien as co-chairwoman of the education law group in the West Chester, Pa., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: For Dentons' U.S. Arm, Flat Revenue and Slight Rise in Profits

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Two months after the collapse of its planned combination with McKenna Long & Aldridge and nearly a year after a three-way merger with Paris-based Salans and Toronto-based Fraser Milner Casgrain, Dentons reported Monday that gross revenue was essentially flat for its U.S. arm in 2013 and profits per equity partner were up 4.8 percent.

HTC Agrees to Pay License for Nokia Patents

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 07, 2014

On the eve of an expected ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission, HTC Corp. and its lawyers at McDermott Will & Emery decided to play it safe and settle a patent infringement case brought by Nokia Oyj, which was being advised by Alston & Bird and Desmarais.

Tax Guru Ashraf Goes to Ballard

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2014

Tax attorney Saba Ashraf has joined Philadelphia-based Ballard Spahr as a partner from McKenna Long & Aldridge, where she led the tax practice.

Covington Snags DLA Piper's D.C. Managing Partner

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

The managing partner of DLA Piper's Washington office, Frank "Rusty" Conner III, has jumped ship to Covington & Burling along with financial institutions M&A specialist Michael Reed.

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

Covington Snags DLA Piper's D.C. Managing Partner

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

The managing partner of DLA Piper's Washington office, Frank "Rusty" Conner III, has jumped ship to Covington & Burling, along with financial institutions M&A specialist Michael Reed.

Your Career: Merger Mania

Sandy Lechtick : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

In this post-recession economy, partners should really understand where their firm is headed and what that means for them, writes recruiter Sandy Lechtick.

Legal Aid Society's Capital Campaign is Halfway Home

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 31, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society has reached the halfway point in an ambitious capital campaign to pay for its future home at 54 Ellis St. N.E., thanks to significant contributions from several Atlanta firms.

Corporate Law Departments Lead Firms in Diversity Push

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

The first in a new series of conversations about diversity in the legal profession drew a crowd of about 200 to Emory University School of Law on Monday evening.

ON THE MOVE: Weinstock Immigration Firm Opens

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 29, 2014

Karen Weinstock has opened her own immigration law firm, Weinstock Immigration Lawyers. The new firm is made up of the former Atlanta office of Memphis-based immigration firm Siskind Susser, where Weinstock had worked since 2001 and was the local managing partner.