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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 $688,000,000 in gross revenue in 2015, the firm placed 48th on The American Lawyer's 2016 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

Five Keys to a Company Compliance Plan

Staff : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

A new report offers specifics for companies and their general counsel. Plus, other short articles about what your clients are talking about.

Judge Dismisses Union Carbide in Miami Mesothelioma Case

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 20, 2016

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Miami reversed herself on an asbestos case, showing the complexity of interpreting Supreme Court decisions about jurisdiction.

2016 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : May 19, 2016

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

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

T. Rowe Price Shares Ineligible for Appraisal, Court Rules

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 18, 2016

Shares belonging to T. Rowe Price & Associates, one of Dell's largest investors, will not be part of a massive appraisal action arising out of Dell's $25 billion going-private merger, the Court of Chancery ruled last week.

In 'Spokeo,' Supreme Court Hands a Partial Victory to Companies

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 16, 2016

The defense bar was handed a narrow victory that some had hoped would go further.

OSHA 'Names and Shames' With Injury-Reporting Rule

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2016

It goes into effect the beginning of next year, and is officially called "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses."

Georgia PATENTS Celebrates First Year of Pro Bono Assistance

: Daily Report : May 10, 2016

Georgia PATENTS—Pro Bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo Inventors—celebrated its first year by recognizing its attorneys and supporters on April 21 at King Plow Arts Center.

Saul Ewing Creates Cyber Practice Led by NSA Vet

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 10, 2016

Saul Ewing has established a new practice group in cybersecurity and privacy, and has brought on a partner who formerly worked with the National Security Agency to lead the practice.

Georgia Supreme Court Clears Way for Gun Rights Group to Challenge Atlanta Botanical Garden Ban on Guns

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The attorney for a gun rights group is looking ahead to challenging a ban on taking weapons inside private facilities leased from public entities after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in his client's favor Monday.

Gun Rights Group Wins a Round at Georgia Supreme Court in Battle with Botanical Garden

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a gun rights advocacy group representing a member who is seeking to carry his pistol into the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Chadbourne's TMT Chair Goes Solo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The former Beltway-based leader of Chadbourne & Parke starts his own shop; Bracewell and Sidley make some big New York hires; a boutique investment bank recruits from Sullivan & Cromwell; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Decision on Guns in the Atlanta Botanical Garden Set For Release Monday

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

The state Supreme Court is set to release a decision Monday on a gun rights group's bid to overturn the Atlanta Botanical Garden's ban on visitors carrying firearms, according to the high court's website.

Smith Gambrell Expands Revenue and Footprint With Slight Profit Dip

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Smith Gambrell & Russell's chairman, Stephen Forte, said he was pleased with the firm's performance in 2015.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : May 06, 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.

Alston Partner Moves In-House at Consulting Firm

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : May 05, 2016

Hunter Holliday has left Alston & Bird to join The North Highland Co. as vice president and general counsel of the Atlanta-based global management consulting firm.

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.

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.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Alston & Bird LLP

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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: N/A

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

Five Keys to a Company Compliance Plan

Staff : The American Lawyer : May 23, 2016

A new report offers specifics for companies and their general counsel. Plus, other short articles about what your clients are talking about.

Judge Dismisses Union Carbide in Miami Mesothelioma Case

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : May 20, 2016

U.S. District Judge Beth Bloom in Miami reversed herself on an asbestos case, showing the complexity of interpreting Supreme Court decisions about jurisdiction.

2016 Firm Financials: The Numbers Are In

: Daily Report : May 19, 2016

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

Atlanta's Top-Grossing Firms Outpace Am Law 100 Revenue Growth

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 19, 2016

Atlanta's largest firms prospered last year, despite the uncertain economy and continued flat demand for legal services nationally.

T. Rowe Price Shares Ineligible for Appraisal, Court Rules

Tom McParland : Delaware Business Court Insider : May 18, 2016

Shares belonging to T. Rowe Price & Associates, one of Dell's largest investors, will not be part of a massive appraisal action arising out of Dell's $25 billion going-private merger, the Court of Chancery ruled last week.

In 'Spokeo,' Supreme Court Hands a Partial Victory to Companies

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : May 16, 2016

The defense bar was handed a narrow victory that some had hoped would go further.

OSHA 'Names and Shames' With Injury-Reporting Rule

Marlisse Silver Sweeney : Corporate Counsel : May 13, 2016

It goes into effect the beginning of next year, and is officially called "Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses."

Georgia PATENTS Celebrates First Year of Pro Bono Assistance

: Daily Report : May 10, 2016

Georgia PATENTS—Pro Bono Assistance & Training for Entrepreneurs and New, Talented, Solo Inventors—celebrated its first year by recognizing its attorneys and supporters on April 21 at King Plow Arts Center.

Saul Ewing Creates Cyber Practice Led by NSA Vet

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : May 10, 2016

Saul Ewing has established a new practice group in cybersecurity and privacy, and has brought on a partner who formerly worked with the National Security Agency to lead the practice.

Georgia Supreme Court Clears Way for Gun Rights Group to Challenge Atlanta Botanical Garden Ban on Guns

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The attorney for a gun rights group is looking ahead to challenging a ban on taking weapons inside private facilities leased from public entities after the Georgia Supreme Court ruled in his client's favor Monday.

Gun Rights Group Wins a Round at Georgia Supreme Court in Battle with Botanical Garden

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : May 09, 2016

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a gun rights advocacy group representing a member who is seeking to carry his pistol into the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Chadbourne's TMT Chair Goes Solo, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 09, 2016

The former Beltway-based leader of Chadbourne & Parke starts his own shop; Bracewell and Sidley make some big New York hires; a boutique investment bank recruits from Sullivan & Cromwell; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Decision on Guns in the Atlanta Botanical Garden Set For Release Monday

Jonathan Ringel : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

The state Supreme Court is set to release a decision Monday on a gun rights group's bid to overturn the Atlanta Botanical Garden's ban on visitors carrying firearms, according to the high court's website.

Smith Gambrell Expands Revenue and Footprint With Slight Profit Dip

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 06, 2016

Smith Gambrell & Russell's chairman, Stephen Forte, said he was pleased with the firm's performance in 2015.

Daily Report's Firm Financial Coverage

: Daily Report : May 06, 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.

Alston Partner Moves In-House at Consulting Firm

Kristen Rasmussen : Daily Report : May 05, 2016

Hunter Holliday has left Alston & Bird to join The North Highland Co. as vice president and general counsel of the Atlanta-based global management consulting firm.

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.

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.