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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 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

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.

As September Launch Nears, GSU International Arbitration Center Taps Fellow

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 02, 2015

Georgia State University College of Law's new international arbitration center, which will open in September, has hired an international lawyer, Y. Grace Ha, as its first fellow. She will help develop programs and operating protocols.

BAR-ometer: Quinn Being Quinn

: The Recorder : July 02, 2015

Plus, a litigator's cautionary tale. And Fenwick's in demand.

Panel Rips Lawyers Who Sued Opponent's Counsel

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 30, 2015

Fourth District's Eileen Moore says ruling intended as a rebuke of "scorched earth" tactics in trade secrets case that led one side to sue the other's law firm.

Law Firms Partner to Build House for Habitat [SLIDESHOW]

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2015

Alston & Bird, King & Spalding and The Coca-Cola Co.'s legal department are helping build a house for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity this summer.

The Uber Ruling and the Future of Worker Classification

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 23, 2015

Who is an employee in an economy where the tech-driven and on-demand nature of services has to some degree changed the nature of classification criteria?

Nonbillable Hours: From 'A&B Idol' to Variety Playhouse Stage

Matthias "Ty" Barringer : Daily Report : June 18, 2015

Nonbillable Hours is the sixth of seven lawyer bands to be profiled in the Daily Report. The bands will compete in the Atlanta Bar Foundation's LawJam 2015—the sixth annual battle of the Atlanta lawyer bands—at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta.

Atlanta Attorney to Perform in Flamenco 'Wonderland'

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : June 18, 2015

Attorney Kevin Wilson has a busy week ahead of him. After spending his days as a staff attorney at the Georgia Supreme Court, Wilson will report to dance rehearsal every evening to prepare for his upcoming flamenco performance this weekend at Caló Gitano Dance Academy, the studio he owns with his wife.

Lifetime Achievers: Oscar N. Persons

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

Born to a schoolteacher and a Baptist minister who moved around the rural South to preach, Oscar N. Persons had a plan. Inspired at age 10 by a chemistry set, he'd go to Georgia Tech, become a chemist, run a company.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lifetime Achievers: Leah Ward Sears

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

It's no longer remarkable for a woman or an African-American—or someone who's both—to hold a powerful position. Leah Ward Sears wants people to realize how abnormal, and how difficult, it was not that long ago. And it's not all that easy now.

Lifetime Achievers: Ben Johnson

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

For Ben F. Johnson III, there was no doubt he'd become a lawyer. "Some of my earliest memories are of my father taking me to court with him," he says.

Drawing a Line Between Fact- and Expert-Witness Testimony

Joshua Becker and Sarah O'Donohue : LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy : June 05, 2015

In a product liability lawsuit, how do you deal with a company fact witness who has "expert-like" knowledge?

All-Lawyer Band Electric Bonfires Rocks

David O'Neal : Daily Report : June 04, 2015

Electric Bonfires is the fourth of seven lawyer bands to be profiled in the Daily Report. The bands will compete in the Atlanta Bar Foundation's LawJam 2015—the sixth annual battle of the Atlanta lawyer bands—at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. Proceeds will support pro bono legal services and Atlanta Bar youth programs. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.variety-playhouse.com.

Context of Statements May Be Key to Defense in Judge's Indictment

Greg Land : Daily Report : June 04, 2015

The indictment of a former Superior Court chief judge on felony charges—making a false statement and violation of her oath of office—raises some interesting questions both for prosecutors and her defense counsel, according to two former prosecutors whose practice now includes white-collar defense work.

So, Your Company Wants to Start Some Litigation

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 04, 2015

On the first day of Corporate Counsel's 27th annual General Counsel Conference, a panel dug into the topic of affirmative litigation, along with the option of tapping litigation finance to fund such actions.

Ex-Brunswick Judge Indicted for Violating Oath of Office

Greg Land : Daily Report : June 03, 2015

A Fulton County grand jury has indicted the former chief judge of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for making false statements and violating her oath of office as her judicial conduct was investigated nearly four years ago.

State Bar Leaders to Honor Lawyers Who Advanced Civil Rights

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Leaders of the State Bar of Georgia will gather Wednesday to honor 120 lawyers and activists for their contributions to the civil rights movement.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

Lawyers Make Up a Big Chunk of New Leadership Atlanta Class

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 29, 2015

This year's Leadership Atlanta class is 17 percent lawyers. Of the 83 people selected for the 2016 class, 14 are lawyers, including judges, general counsel, government lawyers, partners and associates at firms.

Partial Victory for Plaintiffs Challenging Sports Leagues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has rejected class status for damages sought by consumers challenging the exclusivity of regional sports networks airing MLB and NHL games. But she certified a class seeking injunctive relief for baseball and hockey fans who say antitrust laws are being violated.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

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Alston & Bird LLP

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  • Gross Revenues: N/A
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: N/A
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  • 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

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.

As September Launch Nears, GSU International Arbitration Center Taps Fellow

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : July 02, 2015

Georgia State University College of Law's new international arbitration center, which will open in September, has hired an international lawyer, Y. Grace Ha, as its first fellow. She will help develop programs and operating protocols.

BAR-ometer: Quinn Being Quinn

: The Recorder : July 02, 2015

Plus, a litigator's cautionary tale. And Fenwick's in demand.

Panel Rips Lawyers Who Sued Opponent's Counsel

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : June 30, 2015

Fourth District's Eileen Moore says ruling intended as a rebuke of "scorched earth" tactics in trade secrets case that led one side to sue the other's law firm.

Law Firms Partner to Build House for Habitat [SLIDESHOW]

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 23, 2015

Alston & Bird, King & Spalding and The Coca-Cola Co.'s legal department are helping build a house for Atlanta Habitat for Humanity this summer.

The Uber Ruling and the Future of Worker Classification

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 23, 2015

Who is an employee in an economy where the tech-driven and on-demand nature of services has to some degree changed the nature of classification criteria?

Nonbillable Hours: From 'A&B Idol' to Variety Playhouse Stage

Matthias "Ty" Barringer : Daily Report : June 18, 2015

Nonbillable Hours is the sixth of seven lawyer bands to be profiled in the Daily Report. The bands will compete in the Atlanta Bar Foundation's LawJam 2015—the sixth annual battle of the Atlanta lawyer bands—at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta.

Atlanta Attorney to Perform in Flamenco 'Wonderland'

Suzanne Monyak : Daily Report : June 18, 2015

Attorney Kevin Wilson has a busy week ahead of him. After spending his days as a staff attorney at the Georgia Supreme Court, Wilson will report to dance rehearsal every evening to prepare for his upcoming flamenco performance this weekend at Caló Gitano Dance Academy, the studio he owns with his wife.

Lifetime Achievers: Oscar N. Persons

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

Born to a schoolteacher and a Baptist minister who moved around the rural South to preach, Oscar N. Persons had a plan. Inspired at age 10 by a chemistry set, he'd go to Georgia Tech, become a chemist, run a company.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Lifetime Achievers: Leah Ward Sears

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

It's no longer remarkable for a woman or an African-American—or someone who's both—to hold a powerful position. Leah Ward Sears wants people to realize how abnormal, and how difficult, it was not that long ago. And it's not all that easy now.

Lifetime Achievers: Ben Johnson

Ann Woolner | Special to the Daily Report : Daily Report : June 17, 2015

For Ben F. Johnson III, there was no doubt he'd become a lawyer. "Some of my earliest memories are of my father taking me to court with him," he says.

Drawing a Line Between Fact- and Expert-Witness Testimony

Joshua Becker and Sarah O'Donohue : LJN's Product Liability Law & Strategy : June 05, 2015

In a product liability lawsuit, how do you deal with a company fact witness who has "expert-like" knowledge?

All-Lawyer Band Electric Bonfires Rocks

David O'Neal : Daily Report : June 04, 2015

Electric Bonfires is the fourth of seven lawyer bands to be profiled in the Daily Report. The bands will compete in the Atlanta Bar Foundation's LawJam 2015—the sixth annual battle of the Atlanta lawyer bands—at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. Proceeds will support pro bono legal services and Atlanta Bar youth programs. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at www.variety-playhouse.com.

Context of Statements May Be Key to Defense in Judge's Indictment

Greg Land : Daily Report : June 04, 2015

The indictment of a former Superior Court chief judge on felony charges—making a false statement and violation of her oath of office—raises some interesting questions both for prosecutors and her defense counsel, according to two former prosecutors whose practice now includes white-collar defense work.

So, Your Company Wants to Start Some Litigation

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : June 04, 2015

On the first day of Corporate Counsel's 27th annual General Counsel Conference, a panel dug into the topic of affirmative litigation, along with the option of tapping litigation finance to fund such actions.

Ex-Brunswick Judge Indicted for Violating Oath of Office

Greg Land : Daily Report : June 03, 2015

A Fulton County grand jury has indicted the former chief judge of the Brunswick Judicial Circuit for making false statements and violating her oath of office as her judicial conduct was investigated nearly four years ago.

State Bar Leaders to Honor Lawyers Who Advanced Civil Rights

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Leaders of the State Bar of Georgia will gather Wednesday to honor 120 lawyers and activists for their contributions to the civil rights movement.

Nelson Mullins Expands Real Estate Practice

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : June 02, 2015

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough is further developing its real estate practice with the addition of two partners, Scott Hitch and Patrick Webb, from Burr & Forman.

Lawyers Make Up a Big Chunk of New Leadership Atlanta Class

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : May 29, 2015

This year's Leadership Atlanta class is 17 percent lawyers. Of the 83 people selected for the 2016 class, 14 are lawyers, including judges, general counsel, government lawyers, partners and associates at firms.

Partial Victory for Plaintiffs Challenging Sports Leagues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : May 27, 2015

Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin has rejected class status for damages sought by consumers challenging the exclusivity of regional sports networks airing MLB and NHL games. But she certified a class seeking injunctive relief for baseball and hockey fans who say antitrust laws are being violated.

Quinn Emanuel Heads to Shanghai, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : May 26, 2015

Litigation giant Quinn Emanuel opens its first office in mainland China; Steptoe & Johnson snags four in Silicon Valley; Dentons follows up on its Newt Gingrich hire with several new additions; and other hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.