Alston & Bird’s COVID-19 Response & Relief Team can give insight and guidance to clients facing immediate questions and challenges about planning for or responding to the threat posed by the virus.
Press ReleaseJuly 31, 2020
Ellen Goodwin Honored as a 2020 “Woman of Influence” by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum
Ellen Goodwin, partner in Alston & Bird’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group, has been recognized as a “Woman of Influence” in commercial real estate by GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum.
Press ReleaseJuly 28, 2020
Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire Noble Energy
Alston & Bird acted as counsel to Credit Suisse, the financial advisor to Chevron Corporation, in connection with Chevron’s proposed acquisition of Noble Energy Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $13 billion, including debt.
Press ReleaseJuly 27, 2020
Alston & Bird Creates ESG Advisory Group
Alston & Bird has created an Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Advisory Group to assist boards of directors and managers of public companies in understanding the evolving ESG landscape, including the growing prominence of ESG investing, environmental, and social risk and compliance.
Press ReleaseJuly 24, 2020
Audiology Distribution Secures Preliminary Injunction in Trade Secrets Misappropriation Dispute
Alston & Bird client Audiology Distribution LLC dba HearUSA, a leading hearing services provider in the U.S., and its subsidiaries – MedPlus Health Solutions Inc. and Harmony Hearing Services Inc., which both serve the workers’ compensation industry – have secured a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit charging former officers of MedPlus and Harmony Hearing and other corporate defendants with misappropriating trade secrets and other claims.
Press ReleaseJuly 24, 2020
Alston & Bird Honored as a “Best Workplace” in New York by Fortune for Second Straight Year
Alston & Bird has been named one of the top places to work in New York by Fortune magazine, the second consecutive year the firm has been recognized with this honor.
Press ReleaseJuly 23, 2020
Alston & Birds Adds Veteran Trial Lawyer Eric Kuwana as Partner in New York and Washington, D.C.
Alston & Bird has expanded its trial and complex litigation capabilities with the addition of Eric Kuwana as a partner in the firm’s New York and Washington, D.C. offices. He arrives from Cooley LLP.
Press ReleaseJuly 22, 2020
InSite Wireless Group Expands Rooftop Portfolio Through Acquisition of Repeater Communications
Alston & Bird client Repeater Communications Group LLC, a leading operator of leased rooftop telecommunications sites in New York City and surrounding markets, announced the completion of its combination with InSite Wireless Group LLC, one of the largest privately owned tower and wireless infrastructure companies in the U.S.
Press ReleaseJuly 16, 2020
Danny Reach Elected Co-Chair of American Bar Association Tax Section’s Sales, Exchanges, and Basis Committee
Alston & Bird senior associate Danny Reach has been elected co-chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation’s Sales, Exchanges, and Basis Committee.
Press ReleaseJuly 15, 2020
John Hanover Named a Top Litigator & Trial Lawyer in Los Angeles
John Hanover, partner in Alston & Bird’s Construction Group, has been recognized as a top litigator and trial attorney in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Press ReleaseJuly 15, 2020
Former Justice Department Civil Division Head Jody Hunt to Join Alston & Bird
Alston & Bird today announced that Joseph (Jody) Hunt, former U.S. Department of Justice assistant attorney general who led the department’s Civil Division, will join the firm in its Litigation & Trial Practice Group. A 21-year veteran of the Justice Department who served under both Republican and Democratic Administrations, Hunt will join the firm in August and be based in its Washington, D.C. and Atlanta offices.
Press ReleaseJuly 10, 2020
Alston & Bird Advises Platinum Equity on Acquisition of Deluxe Entertainment’s Distribution Business
Alston & Bird client Platinum Equity has acquired the distribution business of Deluxe Entertainment Services Inc., a leading digital postproduction technology and distribution service provider.
Press ReleaseJuly 10, 2020
WaterOak Advisors to be Acquired by Eaton Vance Investment Counsel
Alston & Bird client WaterOak Advisors LLC, a leading provider of fiduciary wealth management services, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Eaton Vance Investment Counsel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp.
Press ReleaseJuly 6, 2020
Shanell Cramer Honored as a 2020 “Distinguished Leader” by the New York Law Journal
Shanell Cramer, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Finance Group, has been recognized as a "Distinguished Leader” by the New York Law Journal in its 2020 awards honoring attorneys in leadership roles who have achieved impressive results and demonstrated clear leadership skills in the past year.
Press ReleaseJune 30, 2020
Matthew Wrysinski Honored as a Private Equity “Leader of Influence” in Los Angeles
Matthew Wrysinski, partner and co-chair of Alston & Bird’s Finance Group, has been recognized as a top private equity advisor in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Press ReleaseJune 29, 2020
Teresa Bonder Honored as a 2020 “Top Antitrust Lawyer” by the Daily Journal
Teresa Bonder, co-leader of Alston & Bird’s Antitrust Team and partner in charge of the San Francisco office, has been honored as one of California’s top antitrust lawyers by the Daily Journal in its inaugural list of the leading antitrust practitioners in plaintiff, defense, and government work in California.
Press ReleaseJune 26, 2020
Ridgemont Equity Partners Acquires American Safety Council
Alston & Bird client Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired American Safety Council (ASC), a national leader in online workforce training, education, and certification, from private equity firm Falfurrias Capital.
Press ReleaseJune 25, 2020
Alston & Bird’s Elizabeth Broadway Brown Named to Daily Report’s “On the Rise” Class of 2020
Elizabeth Broadway Brown, partner in Alston & Bird’s Litigation Group, has been named to the Daily Report’s “On the Rise” class of 2020, an elite group of Georgia’s most promising lawyers under the age of 40.
Press ReleaseJune 22, 2020
Alston & Bird Represents Underwriters in $150 Million Public Investment-Grade Notes Offering by Essex Portfolio
Alston & Bird acted as counsel to the underwriters in connection with an SEC-registered investment-grade notes offering totaling $150 million issued by Essex Portfolio L.P., the operating partnership of Essex Property Trust Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust that invests in multifamily residential properties on the U.S. West Coast.
Press ReleaseJune 22, 2020
Mustang Bio Closes $40 Million Public Offering of Common Stock
Alston & Bird client Mustang Bio Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, has closed a public offering of common stock aimed at raising approximately $40 million.
Press ReleaseJune 17, 2020
Alston & Bird Earns Broad Recognition in 2020 IAM Patent 1000
For the ninth consecutive year, Alston & Bird has been recognized as a global leader in patent law by Intellectual Asset Management in its annual IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Press ReleaseJune 15, 2020
Alston & Bird Adds Consumer Finance Partner John Redding in Los Angeles
Alston & Bird has expanded its consumer financial services capabilities with the addition of John Redding as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Arriving from financial services boutique Buckley LLP, he brings more than 25 years of in-house and private practice experience advising clients on consumer finance investigative, regulatory, and enforcement actions by the federal government and state attorneys general.
Press ReleaseJune 11, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Permits Judicial Review in Noncitizen Deportation Cases
Alston & Bird joined with the National Immigrant Justice Center as co-counsel to the Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN) in filing an amicus brief in a case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled in a precedential decision that judicial review is critical to a noncitizen’s ability to seek protection under the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT).
April 23, 2020
Alston & Bird Widely Recognized in Chambers USA 2020
Alston & Bird has earned wide recognition in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Press ReleaseJune 10, 2020
Alston & Bird Adds Senior Trial Lawyer and Former Federal Prosecutor Joanna C. Hendon as Partner in New York
Alston & Bird has broadened its white collar, securities enforcement, and complex civil litigation and trial capabilities with the addition of Joanna C. Hendon as a litigation partner in the firm’s New York office. A former federal prosecutor with more than 25 years of trial experience, Hendon joins from litigation boutique Spears & Imes LLP, where she had been a partner since 2012.
Press ReleaseJune 4, 2020
CAPTRUST Adds Growth Capital with Minority Investment from GTCR
Alston & Bird client CAPTRUST Financial Advisors has secured a 25 percent minority growth investment from GTCR, a leading private equity firm, in a deal that values CAPTRUST at $1.25 billion.
Press ReleaseJune 3, 2020
Christy Hull Eikhoff Selected to Leadership Atlanta Class of 2021
Christy Hull Eikhoff, partner in Alston & Bird’s Litigation Practice and co-chair of the firm’s Industrials & Manufacturing Litigation Team, has been named to the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2021, one of the nation’s oldest and most sustained community leadership programs for business, civic, and community leaders.
Press ReleaseJune 2, 2020
Fortress Investment Group Acquires Krystal Restaurant Chain Out of Bankruptcy
Alston & Bird advised Fortress Investment Group on the distressed debt acquisition, credit bid, and ultimate purchase of the assets of restaurant chain The Krystal Company out of bankruptcy.
Press ReleaseMay 28, 2020
Yuri Mikulka, Jeff Rosenfeld Honored Once Again Among Los Angeles’ “Most Influential People”
Yuri Mikulka, partner in Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, and Jeff Rosenfeld, partner in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, have once again been recognized among the most influential people in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Eleven Alston & Bird attorneys have been named “IP Stars” by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2020 rankings of the world’s leading intellectual property (IP) practitioners and practices.
Press ReleaseMay 13, 2020
Maki DePalo, David Park Honored by Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Maki DePalo, partner in Alston & Bird’s Privacy & Data Security Group, and David Park, partner in the firm’s Financial Services & Products Group, were honored today by the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association (GAPABA) at its “New Partners & Counsel Virtual Celebration.”
Press ReleaseMay 8, 2020
Four Alston & Bird Attorneys Recognized with JD Supra 2020 “Readers’ Choice Awards”
Four Alston & Bird attorneys have been recognized by JD Supra with its 2020 “Readers’ Choice Awards” for their thought leadership and reader engagement.
Press ReleaseMay 5, 2020
Stephanie Clouston Named a 2020 “Best Lawyer” by D Magazine
Stephanie Clouston, a partner in Alston & Bird’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group, has been named one of Dallas’s top lawyers by D Magazine.
Press ReleaseFebruary 20, 2020
Alston & Bird Named a Fortune Best Workplace for 21st Consecutive Year
Alston & Bird has been honored yet again by Fortune magazine in its annual survey of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” – marking 21 years in a row that the firm has earned national recognition as a champion of corporate culture and workplace excellence.
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