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Alston & Bird client Honeywell Inc. obtained a substantial ruling from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), marking a rare instance of a company successfully defending a patent in an inter partes review (IPR) under the 2011 America Invents Act.
February 23, 2015
Press Release
Seven Alston & Bird lawyers have been named “Client Service All-Stars” in the 2015 edition of BTI Consulting Group’s (BTI) annual survey of the nation’s top lawyers identified by corporate counsel as the best at serving clients. No other firm had more attorneys named to this prestigious roster.
February 11, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird Managing Partner Richard Hays was quoted in Law360 regarding the firm’s recognition as a “Client Service All-Star,” noting the firm’s exceptional focus on clients’ legal and business needs.
February 10, 2015
In the News
Reporting on this year’s roster of “Client Service All-Stars” by BTI Consulting, Law360 spotlighted Jessica Corley, partner in Alston & Bird’s Securities Litigation Group, for her selection as a securities lawyer judged by corporate general counsel as the most client service savvy for the second consecutive year, earning her BTI’s top mark of client service “MVP” for having been nominated by general counsel two or more years in a row.
February 10, 2015
In the News
In “GCs Name Favorite Employment Lawyers,” Law360 reported on the selection of Thomas Schendt, partner in Alston & Bird’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, as a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting in its 2015 survey of corporate general counsel identifying the best in client service.
February 10, 2015
In the News
In “GCs Give Top Marks to 7 Standout Associates,” Law360 highlights Jason Howard, associate in Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, as one of only seven associates named to BTI’s 2015 “Client Service All-Stars.”
February 10, 2015
In the News
Teri Lynn McMahon, partner and leader of Alston & Bird’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Quality Team, was noted for being named a “Client Service All-Star” by BTI Consulting in its 2015 survey of corporate general counsel identifying the most client service savvy lawyers.
February 10, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird has been singled out by CTA Intelligence as the top firm for client service to the investment funds industry.
February 6, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird has been named among the world’s best trademark firms in the 2015 WTR 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, published by World Trademark Review magazine.
February 2, 2015
Press Release
The Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) has named Kevin Gooch, partner in Alston & Bird’s Finance Group, as a 2015 Fellow.
February 2, 2015
Press Release
Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin, senior counsel in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, has been honored by the New York State Bar Association with its 2015 Distinguished Jurist Award.
February 2, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird client CommScope Inc., a global leader in network infrastructure solutions, has agreed to acquire Switzerland-based TE Connectivity’s Telecom, Enterprise and Wireless businesses in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3 billion.
February 1, 2015
Press Release
Commenting on the challenges facing employers that adopt smoke-free zones, Brett Coburn, partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Group, noted that while smoke-free workplaces aren’t new, there are complex issues surrounding them.
January 30, 2015
In the News
Against the backdrop of a June 1 deadline for Congress to renew, revise or retire U.S. post-9/11 surveillance methods – and Europe’s interest in the decision – Peter Swire, senior counsel in the firm’s Privacy & Data Security Practice, noted that European leaders want as many civil liberties protections from surveillance for their publics as will be given to Americans.
January 29, 2015
In the News
Nanci Weissgold, partner in Alston & Bird’s Financial Services & Products Group and co-leader of the Consumer Finance Regulatory Compliance team, has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.
January 28, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird today announced a significant expansion of its Finance Practice with the hiring of four new partners and four additional attorneys in Dallas. The group brings with it considerable real estate and structured finance experience and in-depth capabilities in domestic and cross-border public and private securitization transactions, floating and fixed-rate portfolio financing, mortgage- and asset-backed securities and loan servicing.
January 28, 2015
Press Release
In “Didn’t Make It to Work Because of the Blizzard? Yes, You Can Be Fired for That,” Brett Coburn, partner in Alston & Bird’s Labor & Employment Group, explains that employees missing work due to road and mass transit closures because of inclement weather could technically be grounds for termination but that it would be a risky move for companies, as it would likely hurt employee morale.
January 27, 2015
In the News
U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler dismissed with prejudice multidistrict class actions accusing Google and Viacom of illegally tracking children’s Internet and video-viewing activities, concluding that there was no concrete evidence that Google could use the information provided by Viacom to determine individual identities.
January 23, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird won $13.7 million in supplemental damages for clients Mylan Inc. and Mylan Pharmaceuticals, global leaders in generic and specialty pharmaceuticals, as part of an ongoing dispute against GlaxoSmithKline LLC (GSK) regarding a breach-of-contract claim over the production and sale of a generic form of Paxil CR, a popular antidepressant.
January 23, 2015
Press Release
The U.S. Supreme Court declined review of a California case that clears a path to keep some workers’ state Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) claims out of arbitration, thereby increasing the likelihood of a rise in such actions, which allow for employees to pursue penalties against an employer on behalf of the state of California.
January 21, 2015
In the News
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