Firm Profile

Alston & Bird LLP

Headquarters

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States
(404) 881.7000

Firm Details

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.

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 19 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: 177 of our attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Management

Richard R. Hays
Managing Partner

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Privacy and Data Security Law with 4 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Georgia with 95 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Commercial Litigation with 14 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Corporate Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Information Technology Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Insurance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Litigation - Bankruptcy with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in North Carolina in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Litigation - Securities with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Privacy and Data Security Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Georgia in Tax Law with 6 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Atlanta with 95 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Commercial Litigation with 14 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Corporate Law with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Information Technology Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Insurance Law with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Durham in Litigation - Banking and Finance with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Litigation - Bankruptcy with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charlotte in Litigation - Intellectual Property with 10 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charlotte in Litigation - Patent with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Litigation - Securities with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 9 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Non-Profit / Charities Law with 2 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Charlotte in Patent Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Privacy and Data Security Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Securities / Capital Markets Law with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Tax Law with 6 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Atlanta in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers

Contacts

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

Firm Practice Areas

  • Antitrust Law
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • 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
  • Non-Profit / Charities 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
  • Trusts and Estates

Office Locations

Belgium

Belgium

Brussels, Belgium

Level 20 Bastion Tower

Five Place du Champ De Mars

Brussels B-1050

Belgium

32 2 550 3700

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China

China

Beijing, China

Hanwei Plaza

West Wing, Suite 21B2

No. 7 Guanghua Road

Chaoyang District

Beijing 100004

China

86 10 8592 7500

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United States

United States

California

California

East Palo Alto, CA

1950 University Avenue, Fifth Floor

East Palo Alto, CA 94303-2282

United States

(650) 838.2000

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Los Angeles, CA

333 South Hope Street, 16th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90071-3004

United States

(213) 576.1000

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San Francisco, CA

560 Mission Street, Suite 2100

San Francisco, CA 94105-0912

United States

(415) 243.1000

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

The Atlantic Building

950 F Street, NW

Washington, DC 20004-1404

United States

(202) 239.3300

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Georgia

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900

1201 West Peachtree Street

Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

United States

(404) 881.7000

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New York

New York

New York, NY

90 Park Avenue, 15th Floor

New York, NY 10016-1387

United States

(212) 210.9400

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North Carolina

North Carolina

Charlotte, NC

Bank of America Plaza, Suite 4000

101 South Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28280-4000

United States

(704) 444.1000

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Raleigh, NC

555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 600

Raleigh, NC 27601-3034

United States

(919) 862.2200

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Texas

Texas

Dallas, TX

2828 North Harwood Street, 18th Floor

Dallas, TX 75201-2139

United States

(214) 922.3400

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