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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 2012 Global 100 survey, Alston & Bird ranked as the 49th 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

10 Principles for How and When to Use Mediation

James Evans : Corporate Counsel : September 02, 2014

If used effectively, alternative dispute resolution can provide large companies with greater outcome predictability and reduced costs.


: The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

GM's Problems Could Grow

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

General Motors Co.'s record recalls has so tainted the brand that every one of its customers has lost money, according to plaintiffs attorneys planning a nationwide class action against GM next month.

In-House Counsel Profile: Lisa Hatton Harrington

June Bell : The National Law Journal : September 01, 2014

Lisa Hatton Harrington oversees much of NBCUniversal Media LLC's digital arm, including Fandango, the country's leading online retailer of movie tickets.

Lawyers and the Ice Bucket Challenge: A Video Collection

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : August 29, 2014

Since Venable's firmwide ice-bucket challenge soaked their terrace two weeks ago, we've found a collection of other ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos from prominent firms and lawyers.

Alston Chief Takes the Plunge

: Daily Report : August 26, 2014

Richard Hays, the managing partner of Alston & Bird, experiences the effect gravity has on cold water Monday, outside the firm's offices at One Atlantic Center.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : August 26, 2014

Six firms have brought on new attorneys.

New Deals

: New York Law Journal : August 21, 2014

Coca-Cola Company has agreed to purchase a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corporation for $2.15 billion in cash as it looks to accelerate its growth in the booming energy drink business. Also, FleetCor Technologies Inc. has agreed to buy electronic payment processing company Comdata Inc. for $3.45 billion.

For Paul Weiss Client, Time Runs Out to Opt Out

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Lawyers for Sharp Electronics insisted that a missed opt-out deadline was "harmless oversight," but a federal judge disagreed.

For Paul Weiss Client Sharp, Time Runs Out to Opt Out

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : August 20, 2014

Lawyers for Sharp Electronics insisted that a missed opt-out deadline in a price-fixing class action was a "harmless oversight," but a federal judge disagreed.

Squire Patton Boggs and Ashurst Adjust Alliances, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : August 19, 2014

Ashurst and Squire Patton Boggs, two growing global legal giants that have recently gone the merger route, both reshuffled overseas alliances this week as the latter saw 23 lawyers in the Middle East decamp en masse, while the former was busy raiding two Am Law 100 rivals. The Am Law Daily looks at those developments and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.


: The National Law Journal : August 18, 2014

Lateral moves and new arrivals in this week's column.

Rising Stars 2014: Matthew D. Richardson | 39

Paul Shea : Daily Report : August 18, 2014

Oh, the places he's gone! Since Matt Richardson started doing international arbitration for Alston & Bird, here are some of the stamps in his passport: China, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Switzerland and Turkey.

Kredible Turns Lawyers Into Self-Marketers on LinkedIn

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 15, 2014

Software uses in-house counsels' behavior to craft lawyers' online persona

DealWatch: Alston Advises Payments Company FleetCor on $3.45 Billion Acquisition of Comdata

Meredith Hobbs : Daily Report : August 15, 2014

Alston & Bird advised Norcross payments company FleetCor Technologies on its acquisition of another payments company, Comdata, for $3.45 billion.

Vornado Makes $272.5M Sale

Jennifer Genova (compiled from ThomsonReuters Financial and other sources) : New Jersey Law Journal : August 14, 2014

Vornado makes a sale, while attorneys from Budd Larner advise a Summit company when they sell a majority stake.

Get Your Motor Running: Carter Allen and Motorcycles

Mary Helen Martin : Daily Report : August 14, 2014

Solo practitioner Carter Allen bought his first road motorcycle on his 40th birthday, although he has been riding dirt bikes since he was a teenager.

Alston & Bird, Weil Advise on FleetCor's Comdata Buy

Wenxiong Zhang : The Am Law Daily : August 13, 2014

FleetCor, a global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products, has agreed to acquire Comdata Inc. from Ceridian LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners for $3.45 billion in its largest deal ever.

Using the ITC to Mitigate PTO Patent Proceeding Kill Rates

Scott Stevens, Chris Douglas and Patrick Kartes : Corporate Counsel : August 12, 2014

Patent owners should consider the International Trade Commission when asserting patents or when attempting to counteract the sting of a post-grant proceeding.

Judge Won't Toss Antitrust Class Actions Against MLB, NHL

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : August 10, 2014

Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League and cable broadcasters are stuck fighting claims that they schemed to shield regional sports networks from competition for live game broadcasts.

Aaron's Seeks to Limit Access to Litigation Details on Customers

R. Robin McDonald : Daily Report : August 08, 2014

Lawyers cite customer privacy for details in cases in which company is accused of spying on its customers

Lawyers Key in Nunn Campaign

Kathleen Baydala Joyner : Daily Report : August 06, 2014

If recently leaked campaign strategy memos are to be believed, U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is looking to Georgia lawyers as a pillar of her bid for Congress.

Judge Rejects Takeda's Tactic in Generics Fight

Julia Love : The Recorder : August 04, 2014

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

The Supreme Court's Class Action Certification Trilogy

Cari K. Dawson and David Venderbush : Corporate Counsel : August 01, 2014

A trifecta of recent U.S. Supreme Court opinions has decisively transformed Rule 23 class certification from a pleading proceeding to a proof proceeding.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : August 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

Circuit Offers More 'Clarity' in False Advertising Case

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : July 30, 2014

A district court's award of treble damages and legal fees against a dietary supplement maker that falsely advertised the chemical composition of its product was upheld Tuesday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Software Company Shareholders Can Pursue Claims Related to Failed Goldman Bid

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : July 30, 2014

Shareholders of software manufacturer Ebix Inc. can pursue claims against the company for alleged misstatements about an acquisition bonus agreement its CEO was slated to receive prior to a failed $820 million buyout bid by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., the Delaware Court of Chancery has ruled.

Mayor Appoints Members to Judicial Advisory Panel

: New York Law Journal : July 29, 2014

New York Mayor de Blasio on Friday announced the 16 appointees who will serve on the Mayor's Advisory Committee on the Judiciary.

The Churn: Skadden's Roberts Bound for NBPA, Plus More Lateral Moves

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

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom litigation partner Michele Roberts in Washington, D.C., has been elected executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, an organization that recently paid big money to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, which this week hired Citigroup deputy general counsel Elizabeth Sacksteder as a partner in New York. Those moves and more in our latest look at lateral hires from throughout The Am Law 200.