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Margaret W. Scott, partner in Alston & Bird’s Wealth Planning Group, has been selected as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

April 14, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird has expanded its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice with the addition of David M. Stein as partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He joins from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he was a partner.
April 9, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird has been ranked a national leader in patent litigation in a new report published by Lex Machina.
April 7, 2015
Press Release
In an effort to reduce lawsuits, companies are pairing in-house counsel with human resources departments. While potentially helpful to a company in streamlining meritorious and non-meritorious claims, there are some risks.
April 3, 2015
In the News
A California judge recently dismissed the case accusing Hulu LLC of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), ruling that there was no proof that Hulu knowingly disclosed its user information and viewing histories to Facebook or that it knew Facebook might ultimately link the user-identifying information to its own data tracking system.
April 1, 2015
In the News
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first so-called biosimilar drug for use in the United States, paving the way for alternatives to an entire class of complex drugs.
April 1, 2015
In the News
A new rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) makes it easier for employees to file whistleblower retaliation claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank acts. The rule permits whistleblowers to file complaints either orally or in writing, with the complaint needing to show only that an employee’s whistleblowing contributed to workplace retaliation to trigger an OSHA investigation.
March 31, 2015
In the News
The Senate left for recess before voting on the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014, leaving in limbo physician payment cuts of 21 percent that are scheduled to take effect April 1 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS). Proponents of the bill have proposed a two-week option to temporarily protect doctors from the cutbacks.
March 31, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird represented clients in two of the country’s largest verdicts of 2014 as determined by The National Law Journal. Both cases were ranked among the top 30.
March 30, 2015
Press Release
In its newly published “Top 100 Verdicts of 2014,” The National Law Journal noted four breach-of-contract cases that resulted in verdicts of more than $100 million each.
March 30, 2015
In the News
Kevin Miller, a partner in Alston & Bird’s Corporate Transactions & Securities Group and head of the firm’s Financial Advisors Practice, sat down with David Marcus of The Deal to discuss the latest developments in Chen v. Howard-Anderson, a case relating to the acquisition of Occam by Calix.
March 27, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird client Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Grand Bankshares, Inc., for $16.2 million.
March 26, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird ranked among the top 24 large companies on the list of “2015 Best Employers in North Carolina” by Business North Carolina.
March 25, 2015
Press Release
Bernard Taylor, partner in Alston & Bird’s Litigation Group, was honored with the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) “Lifetime Achievement Award,” which recognizes individuals in the legal community who have “devoted their lives to the pursuit of justice and the well-being of the community.”
March 24, 2015
Press Release

Alston & Bird ranked No. 4 on the list of “Top Workplaces in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This is the fifth consecutive year the publication has singled out the firm as a premiere employer.

March 23, 2015
Press Release
Temple-Inland Inc. has challenged Delaware’s use of a statistical model to estimate its obligations under the state’s Abandoned and Unclaimed Property Law. The U.S. District Court for the district of Delaware denied, in part, the state’s motion to dismiss the case.
March 20, 2015
In the News
For the 16th consecutive year, Alston & Bird has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the country’s top 100 employers.
March 19, 2015
In the News
Alston & Bird has been named “International Trade Commission Firm of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The firm was selected from among eight law firm finalists.
March 19, 2015
Press Release
Alston & Bird partner John Haynes has been named “Georgia IP Litigator of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
March 19, 2015
Press Release
Designed to protect the information in the files of consumer reporting agencies, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) also instructs employers on the steps they need to take when they use credit reports to evaluate job applicants. Recently, there has been an uptick in class action over noncompliant credit checks.
March 18, 2015
In the News
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