No Attorney-Client Relationship
The materials on the Alston & Bird Web site are for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. Use of this Web site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Alston & Bird. You should not act upon the information on this Web site without seeking advice from a lawyer licensed in your own state or country. Please note that you should not send any confidential information pertaining to potential legal services to Alston & Bird or any of its attorneys until you have received written agreement from Alston & Bird to perform the legal services you requested. Unless you have received such written confirmation, we will not consider any correspondence you send us as confidential.
Rankings by Third Parties
The following summarizes the procedures of select rankings found on the Alston & Bird Web site.
Web Site Privacy Statement
- The Best Lawyers in America. First published in 1983 by Woodward/White, Inc., the list is developed by polling the lawyers in the previous edition, except for newly added specialties. Voting areas vary according to size and population but are designed to correspond to the relevant legal community – i.e., the community of lawyers who are most likely to know each other’s work. A different customized ballot is generated for each geographic area and, within each area, a different ballot for each specialty. The nominees listed on a ballot depend on both the size of the jurisdiction and the size of the specialty. See www.bestlawyers.com for more information.
- Super Lawyers. Prepared by Law & Politics, the publication represents the top 5 percent of lawyers in the states surveyed. Nominating and voting is through ballots sent to all lawyers within the state or region being surveyed. Lawyers eligible to participate have been in practice for five years or more. See www.superlawyers.com for more information.
- Chambers USA. Published by Chambers and Partners, the rankings are developed through interviews of clients and attorneys by a research staff and by information submitted by law firms. See www.chambersandpartners.com for more information.
- Legal Elite. Publications in Georgia and North Carolina survey bar association members to select the attorneys to include on the designated Legal Elite lists. For more information see www.georgiatrend.com and www.businessnc.com.
This Privacy Statement demonstrates Alston & Bird's commitment to protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web site and sets forth our Web site information collection and management practices.
Our Collection and Use of Your Information
Alston & Bird collects the information that you provide us when you sign up to receive newsletters, advisories, announcements and invitations or contact us by email. We use this information only to respond to your comments or questions or to provide services related to the specific purpose for which you submitted the information.
Alston & Bird Alumni Directory
Contact information regarding former Alston & Bird attorneys is made available in the Alumni portion of the Alston & Bird Web site. The Alumni site is accessible only by current and former Alston & Bird attorneys and employees, and they are required to provide a login name and password to access the site.
Cookies and Log Files
We also receive non-personally identifiable information through cookies and log files when you access the Alston & Bird Web site. Certain technical information, such as your IP address, page views, operating system, Web browser software, and referring and destination Web site is automatically collected from your computer. Cookies allow us to statistically monitor how many people are using our site, how often someone visits our site and the length of the stay. This information allows us to monitor how many people are using our site and for what purposes. We use the information gathered from cookies and log files solely to generate broad demographic and user statistics to improve the content of our Web site. We do not link any information obtained from cookies or log files to personal information.
Information Disclosure Practices
We do not share your information with any third parties without your consent except as follows: (i) where such disclosure is necessary to comply with the law or protect the safety of our users or others, or (ii) with service providers performing services on our behalf. Any service providers employed by our firm will have access to your information solely to the extent necessary to enable them to perform the service on our behalf and will be contractually prohibited from using the information for any other purpose.
Alston & Bird distributes advisories and other firm publications to clients and friends of the firm from time to time. Each recurring advisory or publication will contain instructions telling you how to receive such publications by email and how to be removed from our distribution list.
Our site employs industry standard security measures designed to protect against loss, misuse or alteration of information your provide us via our Web site. Alston & Bird is not responsible for unauthorized access to information by hackers or others who have obtained such access through illegal means.
Alston & Bird may include links to external sites on its Web site from time to time. The inclusion of any link does not imply our endorsement of such external Web site or the products and services offered at such site. If you link to a third-party site from our Web site, any information you reveal on that site is not subject to this privacy statement. Therefore, you should consult privacy policies of each site you visit.
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