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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 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 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

Georgia State University's International Arbitration Center Adds Second Major Arbitral Court

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2016

Atlanta's new Center for International Arbitration and Mediation has landed its second affiliation with a major arbitral court.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Federal Judge Orders Home Depot to Turn Over Potential Settlement Communications

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 08, 2016

The federal judge presiding over litigation against Home Depot stemming from a massive security data breach has ordered the Atlanta-based home supply chain to turn over to plaintiff financial institutions any communications it has exchanged with other banks over possible settlement of the pending cases.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Lawyer Says a Win for Gun Group Could Lead to Weapons at Sporting Events

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : February 08, 2016

If a gun rights group gets its way in an appeal heard Monday by the Georgia Supreme Court, visitors could soon be packing pistols at Atlanta Falcons games, the College Football Hall of Fame and Lake Burton, an attorney representing the Atlanta Botanical Garden told the justices.

Derek Willis, General Counsel for Volusion Inc.Made The Right Move

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : February 08, 2016

After 17 years as a corporate and securities attorney, Derek Willis suddenly found himself responsible for managing a contentious piece of litigation as the secretary and general counsel for Volusion Inc., an Austin-based software company.

Georgia Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Over Carrying Guns in Atlanta Botanical Garden

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : February 05, 2016

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday afternoon on the question of whether people with gun permits have the right to carry weapons into the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a 30-acre conservation area adjoining Piedmont Park.

Investors Can Sue Foreign Wealth Fund in US, Circuit Rules

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : February 04, 2016

The Second Circuit has clarified the law on sovereign immunity for actions by a foreign nation's commercial entity that take place outside of the United States but harm investors within the United States.

5 Lawyers Move to Alston & Bird From Bracewell

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 03, 2016

A group of five corporate lawyers join Alston & Bird's Dallas office in the financial services and products group.

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Circuit Revives Holocaust Survivors' Claims Against Hungarian Railroad

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Holocaust survivors can pursue claims against the state-owned railroad in Hungary for its role in stealing property of Jews who were sent by train to concentration camps, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday.

Pay Reporting Proposal Could Help Government Enforce Equal Pay Laws

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2016

At a White House event Friday honoring the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, federal officials laid out a proposal to have private companies include pay data in annual reports on the race, gender and job categories of their employees. President Barack Obama said the more detailed reports would "help us do a better job enforcing existing equal pay laws," underscoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's point that the added data would buoy its efforts to sniff out of cases of pay discrimination.

Francis 'Tim' Murphy, Longtime Presiding Justice, Dies at 89

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Francis "Tim" Murphy, who was the presiding justice in the Appellate Division, First Department, from 1977 to 1997, died Wednesday after a short illness.

Judge Who Questioned Prosecution of Ex-Judge Recuses

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 28, 2016

The Fulton County judge presiding over the criminal case against a former coastal Georgia judge has recused, following prosecutors' complaints that the judge's reservations about the case created an unfair bias against prosecution.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia Law School Gets $2M for 'Tuition-Plus' Scholarship

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law has received $2 million to establish the Philip H. Alston Jr. Distinguished Law Fellows program that will provide full tuition and professional-development opportunities to a small number of exceptional students.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2016

Six firms, including Boies Schiller and Morrison Cohen, announce newly elected partners.

Baker Hostetler Taps Jones as Atlanta Leader

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2016

Baker & Hostetler has named Joann Gallagher Jones the new managing partner for its Atlanta office, succeeding Chris Arena.

Parker Poe Launches Atlanta Office With Pharma Litigators; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2016

Charlotte-based Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein has opened a four-lawyer Atlanta office, its first outside of the Carolinas.

Judith Kaye, Pathbreaking Chief Judge, Dies at 77

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2016

Judith Kaye, the first woman to become a judge on New York's Court of Appeals and the longest-tenured chief judge in state history, died at her home in Manhattan early Thursday.

Takata, Automakers Push Dismissal of Economic Loss Claims for Air Bags

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2016

U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno in Miami has sticky legal questions to consider as he prepares his next rulings in the massive Takata air bag case.

9 Firms Announce New Atlanta Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2016

Here are the latest announcements of Atlanta lawyers who have made partner at their firms. All new partner promotions are effective Jan. 1.

Dickstein Litigators Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Two litigation partners depart Dickstein Shapiro's shrinking New York office; Cooley lands a high-profile M&A partner from O'Melveny & Myers; Pillsbury plucks an insurance team from Orrick; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Decatur Bike Lawyer Forms Hagen Rosskopf & Earle With Plaintiffs Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2016

After 24 years solo, Decatur personal injury lawyer Bruce Hagen has formed a new firm, Hagen Rosskopf & Earle, with Ken Rosskopf, who focuses exclusively on bicycle wreck cases, and Hagen's senior associate, Myrlin Earle.

How to Write Blogs That In-House Counsel Will Read

Rebekah Mintzer and Sue Reisinger : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Hint: Quality counts more than quantity. Plus, a roundup of other must-read news from the world of corporate GCs.

View Photos from Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Annual Gala

: Daily Report : December 16, 2015

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual gala, held Dec. 10 at Greystone in Piedmont Park.

Legislators Want to Rename Gainesville Courthouse to Honor Judge

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : December 15, 2015

Three Georgia members of Congress have introduced a bill to name the federal courthouse in Gainesville after the late U.S. District Judge Sidney Oslin Smith Jr.

Break Down the Silos, Empower GCs for Better Cybersecurity

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 15, 2015

Security professionals, attorneys and others concerned with keeping companies safe from cyberincursions are gathering in New York City this week to talk about issues fundamental to preventing and managing data breaches.

Baseball and Fishing Patent Fights Show the Fun Side of IP

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 14, 2015

Most of the time, the inventions that underlie patent litigation are less than gripping (semiconductors, anyone?). But now and again, infringement suits come along involving inventions that are just plain fun. Take two recent fights over beloved summer pastimes—baseball and fishing.

U.S. Judge Questions Home Depot Lawyer on Settlement

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : December 14, 2015

The judge presiding over multidistrict litigation concerning Home Depot's data security breach that imperiled 56 million customers' financial information said Monday that settlement notices sent to some potential plaintiffs over Thanksgiving were both misleading and "clearly coercive."

EU's Proposed Cybersecurity Law Could Affect US Companies, Too

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 09, 2015

In recent years, lawmakers in countries around the globe have been working to catch up with the problem of exponentially increasing cyberattacks. One region where legislators have been working hard is the European Union, which announced its first-ever set of cybersecurity rules this week.

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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 State University's International Arbitration Center Adds Second Major Arbitral Court

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2016

Atlanta's new Center for International Arbitration and Mediation has landed its second affiliation with a major arbitral court.

Bingham Refugees Find New Homes, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

A year after Morgan Lewis absorbed Bingham McCutchen, several lawyers from the latter find new homes; Fried Frank welcomes back an ex-partner; Jenner & Block brings on an M&A leader; and other additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Federal Judge Orders Home Depot to Turn Over Potential Settlement Communications

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : February 08, 2016

The federal judge presiding over litigation against Home Depot stemming from a massive security data breach has ordered the Atlanta-based home supply chain to turn over to plaintiff financial institutions any communications it has exchanged with other banks over possible settlement of the pending cases.

Atlanta Botanical Garden Lawyer Says a Win for Gun Group Could Lead to Weapons at Sporting Events

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : February 08, 2016

If a gun rights group gets its way in an appeal heard Monday by the Georgia Supreme Court, visitors could soon be packing pistols at Atlanta Falcons games, the College Football Hall of Fame and Lake Burton, an attorney representing the Atlanta Botanical Garden told the justices.

Derek Willis, General Counsel for Volusion Inc.Made The Right Move

Mary Alice Robbins : Texas Lawyer : February 08, 2016

After 17 years as a corporate and securities attorney, Derek Willis suddenly found himself responsible for managing a contentious piece of litigation as the secretary and general counsel for Volusion Inc., an Austin-based software company.

Georgia Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Over Carrying Guns in Atlanta Botanical Garden

Katheryn Hayes Tucker : Daily Report : February 05, 2016

The Georgia Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday afternoon on the question of whether people with gun permits have the right to carry weapons into the Atlanta Botanical Garden, a 30-acre conservation area adjoining Piedmont Park.

Investors Can Sue Foreign Wealth Fund in US, Circuit Rules

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : February 04, 2016

The Second Circuit has clarified the law on sovereign immunity for actions by a foreign nation's commercial entity that take place outside of the United States but harm investors within the United States.

5 Lawyers Move to Alston & Bird From Bracewell

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 03, 2016

A group of five corporate lawyers join Alston & Bird's Dallas office in the financial services and products group.

Three Practice Leaders Leave DLA Piper, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 03, 2016

DLA Piper loses three practice leaders but merges in Europe; another Dickstein Shapiro partner departs; Jones Day opens in Brisbane; Orrick unveils its Houston hires; Quinn Emanuel adds an Israel expert; and other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

D.C. Circuit Revives Holocaust Survivors' Claims Against Hungarian Railroad

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Holocaust survivors can pursue claims against the state-owned railroad in Hungary for its role in stealing property of Jews who were sent by train to concentration camps, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday.

Pay Reporting Proposal Could Help Government Enforce Equal Pay Laws

C. Ryan Barber : The National Law Journal : January 29, 2016

At a White House event Friday honoring the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, federal officials laid out a proposal to have private companies include pay data in annual reports on the race, gender and job categories of their employees. President Barack Obama said the more detailed reports would "help us do a better job enforcing existing equal pay laws," underscoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's point that the added data would buoy its efforts to sniff out of cases of pay discrimination.

Francis 'Tim' Murphy, Longtime Presiding Justice, Dies at 89

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 29, 2016

Francis "Tim" Murphy, who was the presiding justice in the Appellate Division, First Department, from 1977 to 1997, died Wednesday after a short illness.

Judge Who Questioned Prosecution of Ex-Judge Recuses

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : January 28, 2016

The Fulton County judge presiding over the criminal case against a former coastal Georgia judge has recused, following prosecutors' complaints that the judge's reservations about the case created an unfair bias against prosecution.

Houston Hiring Market Stays Hot, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2016

Paul Hastings and Kirkland & Ellis and several other big firms make key additions in Texas; Greenberg Traurig, Orrick and Sidley Austin keep hiring; Wilson Sonsini welcomes back a favorite son; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Georgia Law School Gets $2M for 'Tuition-Plus' Scholarship

Karen Sloan : The National Law Journal : January 25, 2016

The University of Georgia School of Law has received $2 million to establish the Philip H. Alston Jr. Distinguished Law Fellows program that will provide full tuition and professional-development opportunities to a small number of exceptional students.

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : January 22, 2016

Six firms, including Boies Schiller and Morrison Cohen, announce newly elected partners.

Baker Hostetler Taps Jones as Atlanta Leader

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 22, 2016

Baker & Hostetler has named Joann Gallagher Jones the new managing partner for its Atlanta office, succeeding Chris Arena.

Parker Poe Launches Atlanta Office With Pharma Litigators; Plus Other 'On the Move' News

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 19, 2016

Charlotte-based Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein has opened a four-lawyer Atlanta office, its first outside of the Carolinas.

Judith Kaye, Pathbreaking Chief Judge, Dies at 77

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 08, 2016

Judith Kaye, the first woman to become a judge on New York's Court of Appeals and the longest-tenured chief judge in state history, died at her home in Manhattan early Thursday.

Takata, Automakers Push Dismissal of Economic Loss Claims for Air Bags

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : January 07, 2016

U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno in Miami has sticky legal questions to consider as he prepares his next rulings in the massive Takata air bag case.

9 Firms Announce New Atlanta Partners

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 06, 2016

Here are the latest announcements of Atlanta lawyers who have made partner at their firms. All new partner promotions are effective Jan. 1.

Dickstein Litigators Decamp, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2016

Two litigation partners depart Dickstein Shapiro's shrinking New York office; Cooley lands a high-profile M&A partner from O'Melveny & Myers; Pillsbury plucks an insurance team from Orrick; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Decatur Bike Lawyer Forms Hagen Rosskopf & Earle With Plaintiffs Firm

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : January 05, 2016

After 24 years solo, Decatur personal injury lawyer Bruce Hagen has formed a new firm, Hagen Rosskopf & Earle, with Ken Rosskopf, who focuses exclusively on bicycle wreck cases, and Hagen's senior associate, Myrlin Earle.

How to Write Blogs That In-House Counsel Will Read

Rebekah Mintzer and Sue Reisinger : The American Lawyer : December 21, 2015

Hint: Quality counts more than quantity. Plus, a roundup of other must-read news from the world of corporate GCs.

View Photos from Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Annual Gala

: Daily Report : December 16, 2015

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts celebrated its 40th anniversary at its annual gala, held Dec. 10 at Greystone in Piedmont Park.

Legislators Want to Rename Gainesville Courthouse to Honor Judge

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : December 15, 2015

Three Georgia members of Congress have introduced a bill to name the federal courthouse in Gainesville after the late U.S. District Judge Sidney Oslin Smith Jr.

Break Down the Silos, Empower GCs for Better Cybersecurity

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 15, 2015

Security professionals, attorneys and others concerned with keeping companies safe from cyberincursions are gathering in New York City this week to talk about issues fundamental to preventing and managing data breaches.

Baseball and Fishing Patent Fights Show the Fun Side of IP

Jenna Greene : The Litigation Daily : December 14, 2015

Most of the time, the inventions that underlie patent litigation are less than gripping (semiconductors, anyone?). But now and again, infringement suits come along involving inventions that are just plain fun. Take two recent fights over beloved summer pastimes—baseball and fishing.

U.S. Judge Questions Home Depot Lawyer on Settlement

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : December 14, 2015

The judge presiding over multidistrict litigation concerning Home Depot's data security breach that imperiled 56 million customers' financial information said Monday that settlement notices sent to some potential plaintiffs over Thanksgiving were both misleading and "clearly coercive."

EU's Proposed Cybersecurity Law Could Affect US Companies, Too

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : December 09, 2015

In recent years, lawmakers in countries around the globe have been working to catch up with the problem of exponentially increasing cyberattacks. One region where legislators have been working hard is the European Union, which announced its first-ever set of cybersecurity rules this week.