The firm’s history dates back to 1893 through the long roots of the Alston, Miller & Gaines’ predecessor firms. The merger with Jones, Bird and Howell formed Alston & Bird on December 1, 1982. Expansion beyond Georgia began with the establishment of an office in Washington, DC, followed by the 1997 merger with Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson (Charlotte and Raleigh, NC) and Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green in 2001 (New York, NY), and the acquisition of Crews, Shepherd & McCarty LLP in 2007 (Dallas, TX). Alston & Bird’s Silicon Valley office opened in August 2008, and our Los Angeles office opened in September following the acquisition of Weston Benshoof Rochefort Rubalcava and MacCuish LLP. In 2011, the firm established our first European office in Brussels, and in September 2015 continued our international expansion to China with the opening of the Beijing office. With the opening of a San Francisco office in 2017, we extended our presence in California to three locations. Our European footprint expanded in 2019 with the opening of our London office. The firm's energy offerings expanded again with the opening of our Fort Worth office in 2020.

TEAMWORK
Alston & Bird’s nationally recognized firm culture is based on successful teamwork and allows us to quickly access virtually any combination of skills that a client may require. The firm has been ranked for 23 consecutive years on Fortune magazine’s list of “Best Companies to Work For.” This recognition demonstrates the satisfaction of those who work at the firm and translates into resources committed to delivering high-quality work product to clients.

CLIENT FOCUS
Alston & Bird has been consistently recognized as a U.S. law firm providing superior client service in the BTI Client Service A-Team. This recognition results from interviews with approximately 240 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies.

BREADTH AND DEPTH
There is simply no substitute for having someone down the hall – someone very good – who can answer a question about an FCC issue, a biotech patent, actuarial analysis, regulatory compliance, global technology outsourcing, complex litigation, or whatever the issue may be. Alston & Bird has both the critical mass and the skill combination to meet the most complex client needs. A key demonstration of our skills: 242 of our attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Another 99 of our lawyers are listed in Ones to Watch – the future is bright at Alston & Bird.

Management & Demographics
Management
Managing Partner
Contacts
Contacts
R. Mark Williamson
Wealth Planning & Exempt Organizations
404-881-7993
Benjamin T. White
Wealth Planning & Exempt Organizations
404-881-7488
Janine Brown
Technology
404-881-7834
Michael T. Petrik
State and Local Tax
404-881-7479
William Scott Ortwein
Securities Practice
404-881-7936
John A. Jordak Jr.
Securities Litigation
404-881-7868
Gerard C. Keegan, Jr.
Real Estate Finance & Investment
212-210-9558
Allison M. Ryan
Real Estate Finance & Investment
404-881-7439
Bernard Taylor Sr.
Products Liability
404-881-7288
Kevin Miller
Mergers and Acquisitions
212-210-9520
Justin R. Howard
Mergers and Acquisitions
404-881-7758
William H. Jordan
Litigation and Trial Practice
404-881-7850
Douglas G. Scribner
Litigation and Trial Practice
404-881-7752
Robert C. Jones
Legislative and Public Policy
202-239-3903
Lisa H. Cassilly
Labor and Employment
404-881-7945
W. Murray Spruill
IP-Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patents
919-862-2202
W. Murray Spruill
IP-Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patent
919-862-2202
Jason P. Cooper
IP – Mechanical Patent
704-444-1031
Edward Tanenbaum
International Tax
212-210-9425
Karl Geercken
International Litigation
212-210-9471
David S. Teske
Intellectual Property-IP & Technology Transactions
404-881-7935
Michael J. Newton
Intellectual Property Litigation
214-922-3423
Keith E. Broyles
Intellectual Property Litigation
404-881-7558
David J. Stewart
Intellectual Property - Trademark and Copyright
404-881-7952
Guy R. Gosnell
Intellectual Property - Electronics and Computer
704-444-1029
Gerald L. Mize, Jr.
Insurance Litigation and Regulation
404-881-7579
Jennifer L. Butler
Health Care
202-239-3326
J. Mark Ray
Health Care
404-881-7739
Rick S. Blumen
Global Finance and Debt Products
404-881-7895
Robert J. Sullivan
Global Finance & Debt Products
704-444-1293
Marc J. Scheineson
Food and Drug Law
202-239-3465
Mark C. Kanaly
Financial Services and Products
404-881-7975
Sam K. Kaywood Jr.
Federal Income Tax
404-881-7481
Benjamin T. White
Exempt Organizations
404-881-7488
H. Douglas Hinson
ERISA Litigation
404-881-7590
Douglas S. Arnold
Environmental and Land Use
404-881-7637
Nicki Carlsen
Environmental & Land Use
213-576-1128
Kenneth G. Jaffe
Energy
202-239-3154
David R. Godofsky
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
202-239-3392
David S. Teske
Electronic Entertainment
404-881-7935
David E. Brown, Jr.
Corporate
202-239-3345
G. Christian Roux
Construction Law
202-239-3113
Jason H. Watson
Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Workouts
404-881-4796
Teresa T. Bonder
Antitrust
404-881-7369

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  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
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  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Derivatives and Futures Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration - Commercial
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - ERISA
  • Litigation - First Amendment
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trademark Law
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