Compensation & Benefits

Alston & Bird takes pride in being an employer of choice, and the comprehensive benefit package provided to our attorneys confirms this commitment. What follows are some of the special or unique benefits for attorneys working at Alston & Bird.


  • Reimbursement of reasonable moving expenses for all entry-level associates and experienced attorneys
  • Reimbursement of bar expenses, including bar application fees, MPRE and a bar review course
  • Judicial clerkship bonus1 attorney looking back over shoulder while others meet around conference room table
  • Merit bonus program
  • Flexible time off policy
  • Flexible hours
  • Pre-tax payroll deductions for parking and mass transit

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive High Deductible PPO Medical Plan including $25,000 in infertility benefits
  • Medical advocacy programs (Teladoc, Best Doctors, Transitions Medicare) to assist with navigating the healthcare system
  • Dental and vision plans available
  • Supplemental accident, hospital, and cancer plans available
  • Flexible spending accounts/health savings accounts available
  • Firm-paid short-term disability
  • Firm-paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Supplemental life, long-term disability, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance available

Work/Life Benefits


  • Student loan reconsolidation and personal loans available through SoFi and Commonbond
  • Banking at Work programs with variety of banking institutions
  • Corporate concierge service
  • Corporate discounts
  • Educational lunch & learn programming


  • Paid parental leave up to 18 weeks for primary care giver with flex-time option and up to 4 weeks for non-primary care giver
  • Near-site child care center in Atlanta offering full-time and back-up care for infants to school-age children
  • In-home back-up child care and elder/adult care available in all Alston & Bird locations through Bright Horizons Back-up Care Advantage program
  • Comprehensive resource and referral service for child care, elder care, pet care, adoption, etc.
  • On-site new mothers room for nursing mothers
  • College Coach seminars and educational services
  • $10,000 adoption/surrogacy assistance
  • Discounted pet insurance through VPI

Health & Fitness

  • Comprehensive wellness program including onsite health screenings, participant challenges, online platform for establishing and tracking healthy habits
  • Attorney Assistance Program
  • Onsite massage therapy
  • Firm-paid flu shots
  • Resources for care givers, cancer patients/survivors, adoption and parenting
  • Discounted gym memberships &/or access to no cost gym facilities  
  • Reimbursements for Weight Watchers @ Work and Smoking Cessation
  • Firm-sponsored walks, runs, bike rides, and athletic teams
  • Firm paid CPR/AED training

Professional Development

  • Alternative Career Path policy
  • Professional Development allowance
  • Firm-paid Continuing Legal Education
  • Numerous in-house training programs

In most offices every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the benefits information in this site. However, if any provision on the benefits plans is unclear or ambiguous, the Benefits Department reserves the right to interpret the plan and resolve the discrepancy. If any inconsistency exists between this site and the written plans, policies, or contracts, the actual provisions of each benefit plan will govern. The provisions of the plans are subject to change.


This website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance. For more information, see our Privacy Statement. Additional details for California consumers can be found here.