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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.  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 $675,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 44th on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 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

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Alston & Bird Pick Up Finance Group in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2015

Eight lawyers, including four partners, leave Andrews Kurth to join Alston & Bird.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.

JNC Submits Short List for DeKalb Judgeships

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

The eight lawyers nominated to fill two judicial vacancies in DeKalb County represent a wide range of public and private sector practice areas.

Judge Warns Against Sealing Documents in Home Depot Data Breach Cases

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 21, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has told lawyers in litigation over credit and debit card security breaches at The Home Depot that he will reject attempts to seal large portions of the court record.

Home Depot Data-Breach Case Split Between Consumers, Banks

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has divided the litigation over last year's data breach at The Home Depot Inc. into two tracks: consumers and financial institutions.

Alston & Bird Advises Mohawk on $1.2 Billion Agreement to Buy IVC Group

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 20, 2015

Alston & Bird advised longtime client Mohawk Industries on an agreement to acquire IVC Group, a Belgian vinyl flooring manufacturer, for $1.2 billion.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Local bar association events in the Washington area.

Does FDA Approval of Health Claims Nix Litigation Risk?

Peter E. Masaitis and Evan W. Woolley : Corporate Counsel : January 15, 2015

Advertisers can still find themselves the target of false advertising suits for exaggerating the scope of the claims blessed by the FDA.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Promotions and new additions at Sidley Austin, White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Mishcon de Reya, O'Melveny & Myers, Alston & Bird and Reed Smith.

Alston & Bird Adds Data-Privacy Guru

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 14, 2015

Former White House privacy czar Peter Swire has joined Alston & Bird as senior counsel to advise clients on privacy and data security.

Willkie Fees in Hospital Bankruptcy Draw Renewed Scrutiny

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015

As the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn pieces itself back together after exiting bankruptcy last summer, questions persist over the $15.3 million in fees and expenses paid out to law firms—including Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Alston & Bird and Nixon Peabody—and other advisers that worked on the 18-month proceeding.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pryor Settles In as Eleventh Circuit's Newest Judge

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 09, 2015

Jill Pryor says she's not one of those lawyers who always eyed becoming a judge. But once the opportunity arose, she had to wait a long time before being sworn in as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's newest judge in October.

Former Senator Saxby Chambliss Joins DLA Piper

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined DLA Piper as a partner, the firm has announced. Chambliss will be based in the firm's Atlanta office with the goal of serving a national array of clients.

Chambliss Picked DLA Piper for Global Reach

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he chose to join DLA Piper, which has 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries, because of its national and international reach.

Carter Returns to Bondurant After Run for Governor

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Local bar association events in the Washington area.

Public Finance Duo Joins Arnall Golden

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 31, 2014

Bond lawyers Lewis Horne and Sandra Zayac have left Chicago-based Schiff Hardin for Arnall Golden Gregory.

Top Georgia Settlements of 2013

: Daily Report : December 29, 2014

Find out what a case settlement is worth. Top Georgia Settlements of 2013 explores settlements covered by the Daily Report and affiliate publication VerdictSearch. Plus, top 10 case summaries and rankings by category.

Daily Report's Top 20 Headlines for 2014

: Daily Report : December 29, 2014

This year's top 20 articles rated by number of page views on www.dailyreportonline.com between Jan. 1 and Dec. 29.

Goodman Leaves Behind a Rich History of Change

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Norman Goodman joined the office of the New York County Clerk at a time when records were created by typewriter or written by hand. Jurors were summoned by punch cards. And women jurors were rare.

Objections Filed to $4 Billion JPMorgan Settlement

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 22, 2014

A $4 billion-plus settlement to resolve JPMorgan Chase's liability for more than 300 pools of home loans has raised objections from a number of entities, including the government-chartered agency that liquidated several credit unions and a residential mortgage-backed securities insurer on the hook to pay more than $500 million for the failed trusts.

Another Win for Business

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

Out-of-state defendants in class actions and other lawsuits do not have to provide evidence supporting their efforts to remove their cases from state court to federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Dec. 15 in a key victory for the business community.

Energy Pipeline Firm Fuels Three Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014

Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big-firm talent; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Smart Cars: On the Road to IP and Product Liability Issues

Josh Becker and Byron Holz : LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy : December 19, 2014

Some proactive, innovative approaches to managing the legal issues likely to arise as more connected and driverless cars come online.

Challenge Made to Trustees' Approval of $4 Billion JPMorgan RMBS Settlement

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 18, 2014

A $4 billion-plus settlement to resolve JPMorgan Chase's liability for more than 300 pools of home loans has raised objections from a number of entities, including the government-chartered agency that liquidated several credit unions and a residential mortgage-backed securities insurer on the hook to pay more than $500 million for the failed trusts.

Senator-Elect to Georgia Lawyers: Judges 'Shouldn't Create Law'

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : December 16, 2014

In one of his first public speaking engagements since being elected to the Senate last month, David Perdue on Tuesday told a gathering of mostly conservative Georgia lawyers that judges "shouldn't create law."

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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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: 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

Deal Watch: Three Am Law Firms Advise on $18 Billion Energy Buy

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2015

The $18 billion merger between Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners tops a roundup of nine deals breaking the billion-dollar mark this week.

Alston & Bird Pick Up Finance Group in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2015

Eight lawyers, including four partners, leave Andrews Kurth to join Alston & Bird.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 27, 2015

Eight firms announce promotions, while Fried Frank and Troutman Sanders have added attorneys.

JNC Submits Short List for DeKalb Judgeships

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : January 27, 2015

The eight lawyers nominated to fill two judicial vacancies in DeKalb County represent a wide range of public and private sector practice areas.

Judge Warns Against Sealing Documents in Home Depot Data Breach Cases

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 21, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has told lawyers in litigation over credit and debit card security breaches at The Home Depot that he will reject attempts to seal large portions of the court record.

Home Depot Data-Breach Case Split Between Consumers, Banks

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta has divided the litigation over last year's data breach at The Home Depot Inc. into two tracks: consumers and financial institutions.

Alston & Bird Advises Mohawk on $1.2 Billion Agreement to Buy IVC Group

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 20, 2015

Alston & Bird advised longtime client Mohawk Industries on an agreement to acquire IVC Group, a Belgian vinyl flooring manufacturer, for $1.2 billion.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2015

Local bar association events in the Washington area.

Does FDA Approval of Health Claims Nix Litigation Risk?

Peter E. Masaitis and Evan W. Woolley : Corporate Counsel : January 15, 2015

Advertisers can still find themselves the target of false advertising suits for exaggerating the scope of the claims blessed by the FDA.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 14, 2015

Promotions and new additions at Sidley Austin, White & Case, Baker & McKenzie, Mishcon de Reya, O'Melveny & Myers, Alston & Bird and Reed Smith.

Alston & Bird Adds Data-Privacy Guru

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 14, 2015

Former White House privacy czar Peter Swire has joined Alston & Bird as senior counsel to advise clients on privacy and data security.

Willkie Fees in Hospital Bankruptcy Draw Renewed Scrutiny

Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 12, 2015

As the Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn pieces itself back together after exiting bankruptcy last summer, questions persist over the $15.3 million in fees and expenses paid out to law firms—including Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Alston & Bird and Nixon Peabody—and other advisers that worked on the 18-month proceeding.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 12, 2015

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

Big Firms Hire in Bulk, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2015

Davis Wright Tremaine and Dentons absorb two small shops; Cadwalader adds a seven-strong team from Latham & Watkins; a former senator signs on at DLA Piper; McDermott's European antitrust head goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Pryor Settles In as Eleventh Circuit's Newest Judge

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : January 09, 2015

Jill Pryor says she's not one of those lawyers who always eyed becoming a judge. But once the opportunity arose, she had to wait a long time before being sworn in as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit's newest judge in October.

Former Senator Saxby Chambliss Joins DLA Piper

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss has joined DLA Piper as a partner, the firm has announced. Chambliss will be based in the firm's Atlanta office with the goal of serving a national array of clients.

Chambliss Picked DLA Piper for Global Reach

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 08, 2015

Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he chose to join DLA Piper, which has 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries, because of its national and international reach.

Carter Returns to Bondurant After Run for Governor

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2015

Jason Carter has returned to Bondurant Mixson & Elmore after his unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia.

D.C. Calendar

: The National Law Journal : January 05, 2015

Local bar association events in the Washington area.

Public Finance Duo Joins Arnall Golden

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : December 31, 2014

Bond lawyers Lewis Horne and Sandra Zayac have left Chicago-based Schiff Hardin for Arnall Golden Gregory.

Top Georgia Settlements of 2013

: Daily Report : December 29, 2014

Find out what a case settlement is worth. Top Georgia Settlements of 2013 explores settlements covered by the Daily Report and affiliate publication VerdictSearch. Plus, top 10 case summaries and rankings by category.

Daily Report's Top 20 Headlines for 2014

: Daily Report : December 29, 2014

This year's top 20 articles rated by number of page views on www.dailyreportonline.com between Jan. 1 and Dec. 29.

Goodman Leaves Behind a Rich History of Change

Tania Karas : New York Law Journal : December 29, 2014

Norman Goodman joined the office of the New York County Clerk at a time when records were created by typewriter or written by hand. Jurors were summoned by punch cards. And women jurors were rare.

Objections Filed to $4 Billion JPMorgan Settlement

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 22, 2014

A $4 billion-plus settlement to resolve JPMorgan Chase's liability for more than 300 pools of home loans has raised objections from a number of entities, including the government-chartered agency that liquidated several credit unions and a residential mortgage-backed securities insurer on the hook to pay more than $500 million for the failed trusts.

Another Win for Business

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : December 22, 2014

Out-of-state defendants in class actions and other lawsuits do not have to provide evidence supporting their efforts to remove their cases from state court to federal court, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Dec. 15 in a key victory for the business community.

Energy Pipeline Firm Fuels Three Hires, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 21, 2014

Locke Lord, Norton Rose Fulbright and Vinson & Elkins reshuffle some energy industry legal chairs in Houston; a K&L Gates partner with a conflict moves on; more Bingham McCutchen refugees find new homes; the federal bench lands some big-firm talent; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Smart Cars: On the Road to IP and Product Liability Issues

Josh Becker and Byron Holz : LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy : December 19, 2014

Some proactive, innovative approaches to managing the legal issues likely to arise as more connected and driverless cars come online.

Challenge Made to Trustees' Approval of $4 Billion JPMorgan RMBS Settlement

Amaris Elliott-Engel : Commercial Litigation Insider : December 18, 2014

A $4 billion-plus settlement to resolve JPMorgan Chase's liability for more than 300 pools of home loans has raised objections from a number of entities, including the government-chartered agency that liquidated several credit unions and a residential mortgage-backed securities insurer on the hook to pay more than $500 million for the failed trusts.

Senator-Elect to Georgia Lawyers: Judges 'Shouldn't Create Law'

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : December 16, 2014

In one of his first public speaking engagements since being elected to the Senate last month, David Perdue on Tuesday told a gathering of mostly conservative Georgia lawyers that judges "shouldn't create law."

Paul Weiss Media Pro Heads to Vice Media, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : December 16, 2014

James Schwab, head of the media and entertainment practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, is poised to become president at Vice Media; a former Bingham McCutchen partner heads to the federal bench; Vorys Sater adds nine litigators in Houston; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.