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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

Six Years After Leaving, Amy Fouts Rejoins McKenna Long & Aldridge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 25, 2014

Amy Fouts has rejoined McKenna Long & Aldridge's health care practice after six years at Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever

Delta Should Pay $1.8 Million for 'Colossal Blunders' in Antitrust Discovery, Special Master Says

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 21, 2014

A special master in an antitrust case over airline passenger bag fees has recommended that Delta Air Lines pay $1.8 million in sanctions for a string of failures to turn over relevant evidence to the plaintiffs during the long-running litigation.

DOOSAN INFRACORE INTERNATIONAL: Rising Star

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

Neither an Emory law degree nor a successful litigation record at Alston & Bird were enough for Courtney Fletcher to infiltrate the boys' club that was Doosan Group, a South Korean company that purchased the American farm equipment firm Bobcat Co. in 2007.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

How Puffery Can Blow Up Into False Advertising Litigation

Peter E. Masaitis and Evan W. Woolley : Corporate Counsel : November 17, 2014

There are very real dangers of making any objective claims about products that are not definitively provable, even where such claims are mere drops in a sea of puffery.

In-House Counsel Profile: Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s Lauren Tashma

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

"Our department may be small, but what we lack in size we make up for in stamina and a passion for getting the job done right."

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

GC Advises Peers Look Beyond Legal Function

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 11, 2014

I serve as chief legal officer of Consolidated Container Company. I have two outstanding colleagues—an attorney and a paralegal—on my team.

Alums From Dead Firms Keep Memories Alive Through Reunions

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

Firms like Thacher Proffitt & Wood, Thelen, Shea & Gould and Bower & Gardner may no longer exist, but their vast networks of former attorneys and staff still keep in touch through organized gatherings and informal meetups.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Office Market Shifting Back in Favor of Landlord

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 06, 2014

The Atlanta office space market is tightening after a strong tenant's market since 2009. Rents are inching up and vacancy rates are shrinking in the central business district, where the city's largest firms are located.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Atlanta's International Arbitration Boosters Look to Africa

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 31, 2014

In a push to raise Atlanta's profile as a location of choice for international arbitration, the Atlanta International Arbitration Society is looking toward Africa.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Lawyers Puzzle Over Ping-Pong Rulings From Appeals Court and Becker

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : October 29, 2014

Ping-pong rulings between the Court of Appeals and a DeKalb County judge over cases in the DeKalb school construction scandal are fascinating, said a veteran criminal defense attorney watching the action.

Appeals Court Halts Becker's Order Releasing DeKalb School Convicts

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : October 29, 2014

The state Court of Appeals has halted the release of two defendants in the DeKalb County school corruption case whose convictions were reversed Monday by a trial court judge.

DeKalb DA Suggests Judge Reversed Convictions to Retaliate Against Appeals Court

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : October 28, 2014

The DeKalb County district attorney's office suggested that the judge who suddenly reversed two major convictions in a school contracting scandal did so as a way to get back at a Court of Appeals panel that criticized her handling of a related case.

Daschle Hopes Clients Will Follow Him to Baker Donelson

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

Sen. Tom Daschle, former Democratic majority leader, will start a public policy advisory group named after him at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday. Daschle leaves DLA Piper after a five-year tenure.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Appeals Judges Say If Lewis Lied in DeKalb Schools Case, Other Convictions Are Questionable Too

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : October 24, 2014

The appeals court panel that gave former DeKalb County school superintendent Crawford Lewis a new chance to avoid prison hinted that a trial judge's failure to accept Lewis' plea deal for probation could undermine his codefendants' convictions.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Georgia Legal Services Honors Champions of Justice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 16, 2014

The Georgia Legal Services Program honored 10 lawyers, judges and citizen advocates at its annual Champions of Justice event on Oct. 7, hosted by Alston & Bird.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

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

Rent-to-Own Company Accused of Spying Settles for $28 Million

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : October 13, 2014

Deal with the attorney general's office resolves claims that Aaron's Inc. installed spyware on rental computers that enabled it to monitor and record its customers' actions.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

Volunteers Needed for Truancy Intervention Project

Terry Walsh : Daily Report : October 03, 2014

Finding meaningful volunteer opportunities can be a challenge for practicing lawyers and their staff. The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) is offering a seminar Oct. 21 to explain how the legal community can help.

Atlanta Legal Aid Celebrates 90 Years

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 03, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society celebrated its 90th anniversary in style on Thursday, with a lunch for 500 friends, supporters and staff at the Georgia Aquarium.

Kamins to Retire, Ending Judicial Conduct Proceedings

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 02, 2014

Barry Kamins said in a stipulation that he will retire as state Supreme Court justice on Dec. 1, and the Commission on Judicial Conduct agreed to drop its investigation of whether he violated ethics canons through his behind-the-scenes role as advisor to the 2013 campaign of former Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes.

More Profiles:
Choose A Law Firm

IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
on Alston & Bird LLP

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  • - Compensation
  • - 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

Six Years After Leaving, Amy Fouts Rejoins McKenna Long & Aldridge

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 25, 2014

Amy Fouts has rejoined McKenna Long & Aldridge's health care practice after six years at Chilivis, Cochran, Larkins & Bever

Delta Should Pay $1.8 Million for 'Colossal Blunders' in Antitrust Discovery, Special Master Says

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : November 21, 2014

A special master in an antitrust case over airline passenger bag fees has recommended that Delta Air Lines pay $1.8 million in sanctions for a string of failures to turn over relevant evidence to the plaintiffs during the long-running litigation.

DOOSAN INFRACORE INTERNATIONAL: Rising Star

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 20, 2014

Neither an Emory law degree nor a successful litigation record at Alston & Bird were enough for Courtney Fletcher to infiltrate the boys' club that was Doosan Group, a South Korean company that purchased the American farm equipment firm Bobcat Co. in 2007.

Atlanta Firms Among Top Scorers in LGBT Friendliness Survey

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 19, 2014

Law firms again led the top scorers in this year's Corporate Equality Index rating by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Of Atlanta's six largest firms, four scored 100 percent and two scored 90 percent in the rating, which measures how supportive the nation's top law firms and corporations are of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

How Puffery Can Blow Up Into False Advertising Litigation

Peter E. Masaitis and Evan W. Woolley : Corporate Counsel : November 17, 2014

There are very real dangers of making any objective claims about products that are not definitively provable, even where such claims are mere drops in a sea of puffery.

In-House Counsel Profile: Graphic Packaging Holding Co.'s Lauren Tashma

Richard Acello : The National Law Journal : November 17, 2014

"Our department may be small, but what we lack in size we make up for in stamina and a passion for getting the job done right."

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : November 14, 2014

A chart of 114 law firms used most frequently by 30 New Jersey companies.

GC Advises Peers Look Beyond Legal Function

Mary Welch : Daily Report : November 11, 2014

I serve as chief legal officer of Consolidated Container Company. I have two outstanding colleagues—an attorney and a paralegal—on my team.

Alums From Dead Firms Keep Memories Alive Through Reunions

Nathalie Pierrepont : The Am Law Daily : November 10, 2014

Firms like Thacher Proffitt & Wood, Thelen, Shea & Gould and Bower & Gardner may no longer exist, but their vast networks of former attorneys and staff still keep in touch through organized gatherings and informal meetups.

Covington Nabs MoFo Financial Services Pro, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 09, 2014

Covington & Burling picks up a leading consumer financial services lawyer from Morrison & Foerster, a firm that recently saw a technology transactions partner join the NBA; Gibson Dunn makes a government hire after election season; two more firms raid Bingham; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Office Market Shifting Back in Favor of Landlord

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : November 06, 2014

The Atlanta office space market is tightening after a strong tenant's market since 2009. Rents are inching up and vacancy rates are shrinking in the central business district, where the city's largest firms are located.

Civil Actions

: The National Law Journal : November 03, 2014

Cases recently filed in the Washington-area district courts.

Atlanta's International Arbitration Boosters Look to Africa

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 31, 2014

In a push to raise Atlanta's profile as a location of choice for international arbitration, the Atlanta International Arbitration Society is looking toward Africa.

DLA Piper, Proskauer, S&C in Big Lights as NBA Season Begins

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 29, 2014

As the 2014-15 National Basketball season tips off this week, several Am Law 100 firms are getting in on some off-the-court legal action. DLA Piper has been retained to advise on a sale of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, Sullivan & Cromwell is counseling the owner of the New York Knicks on a potential split of his company's operations and Proskauer Rose its representing the league itself on a landmark deal in Brazil. The NBA players union also filed its annual operating report, which details legal fees paid to Paul Weiss, Orrick, Steptoe, Weil and Winston & Strawn.

Lawyers Puzzle Over Ping-Pong Rulings From Appeals Court and Becker

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : October 29, 2014

Ping-pong rulings between the Court of Appeals and a DeKalb County judge over cases in the DeKalb school construction scandal are fascinating, said a veteran criminal defense attorney watching the action.

Appeals Court Halts Becker's Order Releasing DeKalb School Convicts

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : October 29, 2014

The state Court of Appeals has halted the release of two defendants in the DeKalb County school corruption case whose convictions were reversed Monday by a trial court judge.

DeKalb DA Suggests Judge Reversed Convictions to Retaliate Against Appeals Court

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : October 28, 2014

The DeKalb County district attorney's office suggested that the judge who suddenly reversed two major convictions in a school contracting scandal did so as a way to get back at a Court of Appeals panel that criticized her handling of a related case.

Daschle Hopes Clients Will Follow Him to Baker Donelson

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

Sen. Tom Daschle, former Democratic majority leader, will start a public policy advisory group named after him at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's Washington office, the firm announced Tuesday. Daschle leaves DLA Piper after a five-year tenure.

Who in Big Law Cut Checks for the Midterms?

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : October 28, 2014

The NLJ looks at how the legal industry supports certain interests and people, and where lobbying horsepower could focus in the coming years. In this report, we've highlighted midterm election contributions to three powerful members of Congress.

Appeals Judges Say If Lewis Lied in DeKalb Schools Case, Other Convictions Are Questionable Too

Alyson M. Palmer : Daily Report : October 24, 2014

The appeals court panel that gave former DeKalb County school superintendent Crawford Lewis a new chance to avoid prison hinted that a trial judge's failure to accept Lewis' plea deal for probation could undermine his codefendants' convictions.

A Sidley Partner's Quick Turnaround, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Six weeks after joining Fried Frank, former Sidley Austin securities and derivatives enforcement head David Katz returns to the firm; Kirkland & Ellis makes two more high-profile additions; Schulte Roth snags Patterson Belknap's trusts and estates chair; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Entry-Level Pay for Big Law in Atlanta Flat Since Recession

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 17, 2014

Five years after big firms slashed associate pay in response to the recession, the market rate for their first-year associates in Atlanta is still $135,000.

Georgia Legal Services Honors Champions of Justice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 16, 2014

The Georgia Legal Services Program honored 10 lawyers, judges and citizen advocates at its annual Champions of Justice event on Oct. 7, hosted by Alston & Bird.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : October 13, 2014

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

Rent-to-Own Company Accused of Spying Settles for $28 Million

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : October 13, 2014

Deal with the attorney general's office resolves claims that Aaron's Inc. installed spyware on rental computers that enabled it to monitor and record its customers' actions.

Blank Rome Whistleblower Group Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

One of the few whistleblower practices at an Am Law 100 firm is heading out on its own; fast-growing Parker Ibrahim & Berg raids Edwards Wildman Palmer to branch out in Boston; Ballard Spahr's mortgage banking head goes in-house; and more notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

In-House at Large Public Companies

: New Jersey Law Journal : October 08, 2014

Chart tracking In-House Counsel at Large Public Companies.

Volunteers Needed for Truancy Intervention Project

Terry Walsh : Daily Report : October 03, 2014

Finding meaningful volunteer opportunities can be a challenge for practicing lawyers and their staff. The Truancy Intervention Project (TIP) is offering a seminar Oct. 21 to explain how the legal community can help.

Atlanta Legal Aid Celebrates 90 Years

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : October 03, 2014

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society celebrated its 90th anniversary in style on Thursday, with a lunch for 500 friends, supporters and staff at the Georgia Aquarium.

Kamins to Retire, Ending Judicial Conduct Proceedings

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : October 02, 2014

Barry Kamins said in a stipulation that he will retire as state Supreme Court justice on Dec. 1, and the Commission on Judicial Conduct agreed to drop its investigation of whether he violated ethics canons through his behind-the-scenes role as advisor to the 2013 campaign of former Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes.