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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

Here Are Ways to Head Off Legal Malpractice Lawsuits

Chauncey D. Cole IV : Daily Business Review : February 25, 2015

Due diligence and a well-drafted representation letter could head off legal malpractice lawsuits, writes attorney Chauncey D. Cole IV.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 23, 2015

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

New Program Provides Georgia Inventors With Patent Lawyers for Free

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

A new initiative to connect low-income inventors with pro bono patent lawyers kicked off at Alston & Bird last week, attracting a crowd of about 200.

New Partners: Climbing Up, Seeing the Light

Mary Welch : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

The pipeline to partnership has been clogged by residue from the recession, lateral partner movement and lifestyle issues, but observers have noticed a renewed interest by firms in developing top-tier attorneys so they have more of an unobstructed path.

Lawyers Chosen to Lead Home Depot Data Breach Cases

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 17, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta appointed co-lead counsel from a half-dozen firms to spearhead the litigation, giving the retailer's lawyers at King & Spalding and Alston & Bird an idea of who their main adversaries will be.

In Mass Torts — Move Over, Mister

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

More female attorneys are taking on leadership roles in mass tort litigation, in part due to the encouragement of judges who appoint the committees that lead the litigation, many of which involve products made exclusively for women, such as birth control and pelvic mesh devices.

In Reversal, Judge Won't Block ZTE Sales Ban

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

Just days after staying an injunction against ZTE Corp. in Romania, U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet said he'd intervened in error.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.

JNC Submits Two Short Lists, Gets New Members

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 06, 2015

Three lawyers are vying to be the next Georgia Tax Tribunal judge.

UBS, SunTrust Lose Bid to Escape ResCap Mortgage Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 04, 2015

Lawyers at Quinn Emanuel moved a step closer this week to forcing a payout from banks that partnered with defunct mortgage lender Residential Capital before the financial crisis.

Alston & Bird Pick Up Finance Group in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

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

Federal Circ. Rules Camera Makers Can't Dodge Patent Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 02, 2015

Since it was founded in 2012, the IP boutique Fisch Sigler has made its name with defense wins for the likes of Amazon.com and the Gap. The firm showed its versatility on Monday, scoring an appellate reversal for plaintiff Papst Licensing in a case against a slew of digital camera makers.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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Alston & Bird LLP

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  • 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

Here Are Ways to Head Off Legal Malpractice Lawsuits

Chauncey D. Cole IV : Daily Business Review : February 25, 2015

Due diligence and a well-drafted representation letter could head off legal malpractice lawsuits, writes attorney Chauncey D. Cole IV.

On the Move

: The Recorder : February 23, 2015

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

New Program Provides Georgia Inventors With Patent Lawyers for Free

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

A new initiative to connect low-income inventors with pro bono patent lawyers kicked off at Alston & Bird last week, attracting a crowd of about 200.

New Partners: Climbing Up, Seeing the Light

Mary Welch : Daily Report : February 20, 2015

The pipeline to partnership has been clogged by residue from the recession, lateral partner movement and lifestyle issues, but observers have noticed a renewed interest by firms in developing top-tier attorneys so they have more of an unobstructed path.

Lawyers Chosen to Lead Home Depot Data Breach Cases

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 17, 2015

A federal judge in Atlanta appointed co-lead counsel from a half-dozen firms to spearhead the litigation, giving the retailer's lawyers at King & Spalding and Alston & Bird an idea of who their main adversaries will be.

In Mass Torts — Move Over, Mister

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : February 16, 2015

More female attorneys are taking on leadership roles in mass tort litigation, in part due to the encouragement of judges who appoint the committees that lead the litigation, many of which involve products made exclusively for women, such as birth control and pelvic mesh devices.

In Reversal, Judge Won't Block ZTE Sales Ban

Scott Graham : The Recorder : February 12, 2015

Just days after staying an injunction against ZTE Corp. in Romania, U.S. District Judge Gregory Sleet said he'd intervened in error.

Insurance Defense Team Moves to Carlock Copeland

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : February 10, 2015

Richard Foster has moved his insurance defense practice from the Marietta firm Hicks, Casey & Foster to Carlock, Copeland & Stair, along with two associates, Beth Bentley and Marc Hood, and a staff member, Haley Crass.

JNC Submits Two Short Lists, Gets New Members

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : February 06, 2015

Three lawyers are vying to be the next Georgia Tax Tribunal judge.

UBS, SunTrust Lose Bid to Escape ResCap Mortgage Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 04, 2015

Lawyers at Quinn Emanuel moved a step closer this week to forcing a payout from banks that partnered with defunct mortgage lender Residential Capital before the financial crisis.

Alston & Bird Pick Up Finance Group in Dallas

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : February 02, 2015

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

Federal Circ. Rules Camera Makers Can't Dodge Patent Claims

Scott Flaherty : The Litigation Daily : February 02, 2015

Since it was founded in 2012, the IP boutique Fisch Sigler has made its name with defense wins for the likes of Amazon.com and the Gap. The firm showed its versatility on Monday, scoring an appellate reversal for plaintiff Papst Licensing in a case against a slew of digital camera makers.

Polsinelli's Super Bowl Shuffle, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : February 01, 2015

Polsinelli, one of the Am Law 100's fastest-growing firms, churns through its partnership; Alston & Bird adds eight in Dallas; Freshfields hires again in New York; a Skadden practice leader goes in-house; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

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.