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Alston & Bird LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 759
  • Gross Revenues: $645,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $850,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,545,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -10

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 $645,500,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 54th on The American Lawyer's 2015 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 54 -10 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 54 -10 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

Go Ask 'Alice': Why Software Patents Are Still Valuable

R. Flynt Strean, Michele M. Glessner and Zachary A. Higbee : Corporate Counsel : May 20, 2015

While the transaction cost of obtaining a software patent may have increased, the value of such patents to businesses has increased along with it.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide: Send In the Experts

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

Marriott Vacations Worldwide's collegial lawyers can be tough when it really counts.

Judicial Leaders

: New York Law Journal : May 13, 2015

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman presented a plaque recognizing the female justices of New York's Appellate Division with a leadership achievement award Monday at this year's Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert awards presentation.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

Zebra Technologies Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The legal department at Zebra Technologies Corp. helped the company known for thermal bar code printers absorb a business more than twice its size last year.

Mercer Law Makes Floyd's Return to Deanship Permanent

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : May 07, 2015

Mercer University has made permanent Daisy Hurst Floyd's return to the law school dean's post.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

As Deadline Looms, Food Frenzy Needs $7K

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 30, 2015

With a surge of online donations, the Georgia legal community on Thursday came within striking distance of reaching this year's Legal Food Frenzy goal before the contest ends on Friday.

From Saigon to Big Law and Back Again

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, The Am Law Daily catches up with several Vietnamese- American lawyers to discuss the journey from refugee to Big Law.

With Two Days Left, Frenzy Seeks $30K for Hungry Children

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : April 29, 2015

The Georgia legal community has raised nearly $70,000 for the state's food banks, but a big push will need to occur to reach the goal of $100,000 by Friday, the last day of the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

Latham Scores for InterDigital in ITC Odyssey

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 28, 2015

For eight years InterDigital Inc. and a succession of top IP counsel have pursued an ITC case against Nokia and Microsoft—and after detours to the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, the company has finally won a key ruling from an ITC judge.

Atlanta Firm Financials: Deals Drove Increases Over Drops in Litigation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

An increase in transactional activity, notably in real estate, drove revenue and profit gains at most of Atlanta's nine Am Law 100 and 200 firms, but the conclusion of major class action litigation caused revenue declines at Alston & Bird and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

2015 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : April 28, 2015

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

Records Shed More Light on How Majority Leader Landed Tax Judgeship

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Documents from Gov. Nathan Deal's office shed more light onto his appointment of the state House majority leader to a judgeship on the state's tax court, but the process remains cloudy.

Weinberg Wheeler Pulls Ahead in Food Frenzy Online Race

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 27, 2015

With the back half of this year's Georgia Legal Food Frenzy underway, the litigation firm Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial has taken the lead in the online fundraising race.

On the Move

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

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

Plans for New Judicial Building 'On Hold,' Official Says

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 27, 2015

In a year in which the state's appellate courts received more personnel and bigger paychecks, the state Legislature quietly handed them a setback in the space department.

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.

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

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

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.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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  • - Billing Rates
  • - Lateral Partner Moves
  • - Pro bono
  • - Key Contacts

Alston & Bird LLP

  • Designation: N/A
  • Head Count: N/A
  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
  • Profits Per Partner: N/A
  • 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

Go Ask 'Alice': Why Software Patents Are Still Valuable

R. Flynt Strean, Michele M. Glessner and Zachary A. Higbee : Corporate Counsel : May 20, 2015

While the transaction cost of obtaining a software patent may have increased, the value of such patents to businesses has increased along with it.

Marriott Vacations Worldwide: Send In the Experts

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : May 18, 2015

Marriott Vacations Worldwide's collegial lawyers can be tough when it really counts.

Judicial Leaders

: New York Law Journal : May 13, 2015

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman presented a plaque recognizing the female justices of New York's Appellate Division with a leadership achievement award Monday at this year's Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert awards presentation.

Surrounded by Dentists, Lawyer Spots a Niche to Fill

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 12, 2015

After 11 years as a real estate litigator, Angele Rishi is developing a niche legal practice focused on dentists.

Zebra Technologies Corp.

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : May 11, 2015

The legal department at Zebra Technologies Corp. helped the company known for thermal bar code printers absorb a business more than twice its size last year.

Mercer Law Makes Floyd's Return to Deanship Permanent

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : May 07, 2015

Mercer University has made permanent Daisy Hurst Floyd's return to the law school dean's post.

K&L Gates Absorbs Austin Shop, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 05, 2015

Despite a recent spate of departures, K&L Gates absorbed three-partner Moltz Morton & Glenn in Austin, Texas; Cozen O'Connor brings on a 10-lawyer state attorneys general group from Dickstein Shapiro; White & Case raids Clifford Chance in the Middle East; and more notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

McKenna Defections Mount Ahead of Merger, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 02, 2015

Covington & Burling and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman pick up partners from McKenna Long & Aldridge as the latter prepares to merge with Dentons; Kirkland & Ellis and Mayer Brown make European antitrust hires; a Sidley Austin litigator flies solo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

As Deadline Looms, Food Frenzy Needs $7K

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 30, 2015

With a surge of online donations, the Georgia legal community on Thursday came within striking distance of reaching this year's Legal Food Frenzy goal before the contest ends on Friday.

From Saigon to Big Law and Back Again

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 30, 2015

On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, The Am Law Daily catches up with several Vietnamese- American lawyers to discuss the journey from refugee to Big Law.

With Two Days Left, Frenzy Seeks $30K for Hungry Children

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : April 29, 2015

The Georgia legal community has raised nearly $70,000 for the state's food banks, but a big push will need to occur to reach the goal of $100,000 by Friday, the last day of the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

Latham Scores for InterDigital in ITC Odyssey

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : April 28, 2015

For eight years InterDigital Inc. and a succession of top IP counsel have pursued an ITC case against Nokia and Microsoft—and after detours to the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, the company has finally won a key ruling from an ITC judge.

Atlanta Firm Financials: Deals Drove Increases Over Drops in Litigation

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

An increase in transactional activity, notably in real estate, drove revenue and profit gains at most of Atlanta's nine Am Law 100 and 200 firms, but the conclusion of major class action litigation caused revenue declines at Alston & Bird and Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

2015 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : April 28, 2015

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

Records Shed More Light on How Majority Leader Landed Tax Judgeship

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : April 28, 2015

Documents from Gov. Nathan Deal's office shed more light onto his appointment of the state House majority leader to a judgeship on the state's tax court, but the process remains cloudy.

Weinberg Wheeler Pulls Ahead in Food Frenzy Online Race

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 27, 2015

With the back half of this year's Georgia Legal Food Frenzy underway, the litigation firm Weinberg, Wheeler, Hudgins, Gunn & Dial has taken the lead in the online fundraising race.

On the Move

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : April 27, 2015

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

Plans for New Judicial Building 'On Hold,' Official Says

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : April 27, 2015

In a year in which the state's appellate courts received more personnel and bigger paychecks, the state Legislature quietly handed them a setback in the space department.

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.

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.

On the Move

: The Recorder : April 20, 2015

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

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.