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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 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 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 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

Judge Vacates His Class Certification in Delta Bag Fee Case

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 28, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has vacated his Aug. 6 order that allowed an antitrust suit over baggage fees against Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways to go forward as a class action.

On-Call Shifts Draw Regulator Attention—and Liability?

James Evans : Corporate Counsel : August 28, 2015

The practice means flexibility for employers, but workers bear the brunt of unpredictable hours and personal problems.

Jason Carter Says Taking on New Role at Carter Center Won't Affect His Law Practice

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : August 27, 2015

Last week's news that Jason Carter will take a greater role with the Carter Center as his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, receives cancer treatment has created a misimpression that the younger Carter would like to correct.

Grand Jury Indicts Ex-DeKalb Judge Over Her Dealings With JQC

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

A former DeKalb County Superior Court judge has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury on charges that she lied to the state judicial watchdog agency about her handling of a public corruption case.

Alston & Bird Adds Tax Partner From Smith Gambrell

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2015

Alston & Bird has recruited a cross-border tax partner, Scott Harty, from Smith Gambrell & Russell's Atlanta office.

Ropes Reels in Cybersecurity Pros, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

Two top data privacy and security partners leave McDermott Will & Emery for Ropes & Gray; Latham & Watkins hires again from Clifford Chance in Germany; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAY Mediation Beefs Up Roster With Five New Picks

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 18, 2015

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services has been on a summer hiring spree, adding five experienced Atlanta lawyers to its roster of neutrals: Tom Sampson and T. "Woody" Sampson II of Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, T. Bart Gary of Freeman Mathis & Gary, C.G. "Sonny" Jester Jr. of Gleeds USA, and Chris Simon, who has a plaintiffs firm and is director of business development for CoCounselor.

Chinese GC Ordered to US for Deposition in Patent Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 17, 2015

A federal judge has ordered the general counsel of a Chinese corporation to come to the United States for a deposition in a patent case, despite the attorney's fear of a possible arrest upon entry by U.S. authorities in a criminal investigation into a violation of the embargo against the Iranian regime.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 17, 2015

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

Atlanta Lawyers at Jones Day Help Flowers' Bread Deal Rise

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 14, 2015

Atlanta lawyers at three firms, Jones Day, King & Spalding and Alston & Bird, advised clients on several major deals announced this week.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 13, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Former JQC Chairman Says Becker Charges Set 'Terrible Precedent'

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 12, 2015

A former chairman of the state judicial watchdog commission says the criminal investigation of a former DeKalb County Superior Court judge for making allegedly false statements to commissioners and staff during a private meeting last year is "a horrible idea and a terrible precedent."

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2015

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Carlyle Group and Others to Purchase Veritas from Symantec for $8 Billion

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 11, 2015

Veritas, which provides data storage and server management software, is now under new ownership and will also now have a new CEO and chairman.

Appellate Lawyer From Holland & Knight Launches Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 11, 2015

Lee Kynes has left Holland & Knight to start his own firm, Kynes Law, handling appellate matters and litigation support.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Certifies a Class of Thousands in Delta/AirTran Bag Fee Case

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 06, 2015

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten, above, ruled that the Atlanta-based suit—which accuses Delta of illegally colluding with AirTran to charge first-bag fees—will proceed on behalf of all U.S. Delta and AirTran passengers who since 2008 have paid to check their bags. Before that, first bags were checked for free.

Baker Donelson Expands Consumer Financial Litigation Group

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 04, 2015

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has hired three lawyers in Atlanta for its consumer financial litigation and compliance group: Teresa Bailey, Teah Glenn Kirk and Craig Nazzaro. All three joined as of counsel.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 20, 2015

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

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia Justices Side With Plaintiffs Over Med-Mal Expert Qualifications

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : July 20, 2015

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that trial judges should be given flexibility in determining whether an expert is qualified to testify in a medical malpractice case.

King & Spalding Donates $30,000 to Aid Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : July 15, 2015

King & Spalding will donate $30,000 toward relief efforts for earthquake victims in Nepal.

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Rawson Foreman [LETTER]

: Daily Report : July 14, 2015

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Atlanta attorney Rawson Foreman on his recent passing.

3 Republican Lawyer-Politicos Start Boutique Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 09, 2015

Three politically connected Republican lawyers—Doug Chalmers, BJay Pak and Tippi Burch—have opened a new political law and litigation boutique, Chalmers Pak & Burch.

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Rawson Foreman [LETTER]

: Daily Report : July 07, 2015

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Atlanta attorney Rawson Foreman on his recent passing.

Daily Report Announces 2015 'On the Rise' Class

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : July 07, 2015

The Daily Report is proud to announce our 2015 class for "On the Rise"—a selection of Georgia lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Six law firms, along with JAMS, have announced new additions, while Debevoise & Plimpton has announced a promotion.

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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

Judge Vacates His Class Certification in Delta Bag Fee Case

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 28, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has vacated his Aug. 6 order that allowed an antitrust suit over baggage fees against Delta Air Lines and AirTran Airways to go forward as a class action.

On-Call Shifts Draw Regulator Attention—and Liability?

James Evans : Corporate Counsel : August 28, 2015

The practice means flexibility for employers, but workers bear the brunt of unpredictable hours and personal problems.

Jason Carter Says Taking on New Role at Carter Center Won't Affect His Law Practice

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : August 27, 2015

Last week's news that Jason Carter will take a greater role with the Carter Center as his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, receives cancer treatment has created a misimpression that the younger Carter would like to correct.

Grand Jury Indicts Ex-DeKalb Judge Over Her Dealings With JQC

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 20, 2015

A former DeKalb County Superior Court judge has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury on charges that she lied to the state judicial watchdog agency about her handling of a public corruption case.

Alston & Bird Adds Tax Partner From Smith Gambrell

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 19, 2015

Alston & Bird has recruited a cross-border tax partner, Scott Harty, from Smith Gambrell & Russell's Atlanta office.

Ropes Reels in Cybersecurity Pros, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2015

Two top data privacy and security partners leave McDermott Will & Emery for Ropes & Gray; Latham & Watkins hires again from Clifford Chance in Germany; and more notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

BAY Mediation Beefs Up Roster With Five New Picks

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 18, 2015

BAY Mediation & Arbitration Services has been on a summer hiring spree, adding five experienced Atlanta lawyers to its roster of neutrals: Tom Sampson and T. "Woody" Sampson II of Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins, T. Bart Gary of Freeman Mathis & Gary, C.G. "Sonny" Jester Jr. of Gleeds USA, and Chris Simon, who has a plaintiffs firm and is director of business development for CoCounselor.

Chinese GC Ordered to US for Deposition in Patent Case

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : August 17, 2015

A federal judge has ordered the general counsel of a Chinese corporation to come to the United States for a deposition in a patent case, despite the attorney's fear of a possible arrest upon entry by U.S. authorities in a criminal investigation into a violation of the embargo against the Iranian regime.

On the Move

: The Recorder : August 17, 2015

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

Atlanta Lawyers at Jones Day Help Flowers' Bread Deal Rise

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 14, 2015

Atlanta lawyers at three firms, Jones Day, King & Spalding and Alston & Bird, advised clients on several major deals announced this week.

Deal Watch: Google Shakeup Has Its Lawyers Feeling Lucky

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2015

Google turns to its longtime M&A counsel at Cleary Gottlieb to create a new holding company for the search giant, plus a rundown of this week's other megadeals and the law firms scrambling to keep them on track.

This Week's Deals

David Ruiz : The Recorder : August 13, 2015

A round-up of transactions involving Bay Area lawyers and companies.

Former JQC Chairman Says Becker Charges Set 'Terrible Precedent'

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 12, 2015

A former chairman of the state judicial watchdog commission says the criminal investigation of a former DeKalb County Superior Court judge for making allegedly false statements to commissioners and staff during a private meeting last year is "a horrible idea and a terrible precedent."

Sidley Austin on the Hunt in LA, Plus More Lateral Moves

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : August 11, 2015

Manatt loses another partner to Sidley in Los Angeles; Debevoise makes do with a pair of IP departures; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Carlyle Group and Others to Purchase Veritas from Symantec for $8 Billion

Zach Warren : Legaltech News : August 11, 2015

Veritas, which provides data storage and server management software, is now under new ownership and will also now have a new CEO and chairman.

Appellate Lawyer From Holland & Knight Launches Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 11, 2015

Lee Kynes has left Holland & Knight to start his own firm, Kynes Law, handling appellate matters and litigation support.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : August 10, 2015

Lateral moves in this week's column.

King & Spalding Is California Bound, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 09, 2015

Eight lawyers are leaving DLA Piper's outpost in Sacramento for King & Spalding; Weil, Gotshal & Manges loses two structured finance partners; more partnership changes at K&L Gates; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Judge Certifies a Class of Thousands in Delta/AirTran Bag Fee Case

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 06, 2015

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten, above, ruled that the Atlanta-based suit—which accuses Delta of illegally colluding with AirTran to charge first-bag fees—will proceed on behalf of all U.S. Delta and AirTran passengers who since 2008 have paid to check their bags. Before that, first bags were checked for free.

Baker Donelson Expands Consumer Financial Litigation Group

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 04, 2015

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has hired three lawyers in Atlanta for its consumer financial litigation and compliance group: Teresa Bailey, Teah Glenn Kirk and Craig Nazzaro. All three joined as of counsel.

The A-List: The Runners-Up

Jim Schroeder : The American Lawyer : July 27, 2015

The next tier of firms in our A-List rankings, and what they need to do to step up.

On the Move

: The Recorder : July 20, 2015

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

Liner Lands Dickstein Defectors, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 20, 2015

The head of Dickstein Shapiro's insurance coverage practice leads nine other lawyers to Los Angeles-based Liner; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius hires two more partners in London; and other notable new roles from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia Justices Side With Plaintiffs Over Med-Mal Expert Qualifications

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : July 20, 2015

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that trial judges should be given flexibility in determining whether an expert is qualified to testify in a medical malpractice case.

King & Spalding Donates $30,000 to Aid Earthquake Victims in Nepal

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : July 15, 2015

King & Spalding will donate $30,000 toward relief efforts for earthquake victims in Nepal.

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Rawson Foreman [LETTER]

: Daily Report : July 14, 2015

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Atlanta attorney Rawson Foreman on his recent passing.

3 Republican Lawyer-Politicos Start Boutique Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 09, 2015

Three politically connected Republican lawyers—Doug Chalmers, BJay Pak and Tippi Burch—have opened a new political law and litigation boutique, Chalmers Pak & Burch.

Georgia Legal Community Mourns Loss of Rawson Foreman [LETTER]

: Daily Report : July 07, 2015

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to express condolences to the family, colleagues and many friends of longtime Atlanta attorney Rawson Foreman on his recent passing.

Daily Report Announces 2015 'On the Rise' Class

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : July 07, 2015

The Daily Report is proud to announce our 2015 class for "On the Rise"—a selection of Georgia lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

Six law firms, along with JAMS, have announced new additions, while Debevoise & Plimpton has announced a promotion.