SmartFinancial Announces Acquisition of Progressive Financial Group
Press ReleaseNovember 6, 2019
SEC Agrees to Dismiss All Claims Against Former Nomura Bond Trader
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to dismiss, in full and with prejudice, securities fraud claims it brought against Alston & Bird client Tyler Peters, a former residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trader at Nomura Securities International Inc.
Press ReleaseNovember 1, 2019
Alston & Bird Earns 109 Tier-1 Rankings; Named Tax “Law Firm of the Year” in 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Alston & Bird has been honored as one of the nation’s top law firms in the 2020 edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”
Press ReleaseOctober 29, 2019
Lauren Burrow Named to PTAB Bar Association’s Inaugural “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials”
Alston & Bird’s Lauren Burrow, senior associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, has been named to the PTAB Bar Association’s inaugural “Top 50 Women in PTAB Trials.”
Press ReleaseOctober 25, 2019
Alston & Bird Forms LIBOR Transition Task Force
Alston & Bird has formed a working group to assist companies in the U.S. and globally in managing the transition from LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and addressing the risks presented by the expected discontinuation of this major benchmark interest rate after 2021.
Press ReleaseOctober 16, 2019
Alston & Bird Named a Top U.S. Corporate Law Firm by Forbes; “Most Recommended” in Antitrust
Alston & Bird has been named to the inaugural Forbes survey of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms” as one of the country’s “most recommended” firms in antitrust and competition law.
Press ReleaseOctober 15, 2019
BancorpSouth Bank to Acquire Texas First Bancshares
Alston & Bird client BancorpSouth Bank has signed a definitive agreement to merge with Texas First Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of Texas First State Bank.
Press ReleaseOctober 14, 2019
Alston & Bird Recognized Again as a Top Adoption-Friendly Workplace
Alston & Bird has been ranked among America’s top companies with the best adoption assistance programs, marking 13 years in a row that the firm has been recognized nationally as a leader in employee adoption benefits.
Press ReleaseOctober 11, 2019
Alston & Bird’s Duncan Douglass, Mary Gill, and Nola Vanhoy Honored as “Georgia Trailblazers” by the Daily Report
Alston & Bird’s Duncan Douglass, Mary Gill, and Nola Vanhoy have been honored as “Georgia Trailblazers” by the Daily Report in its inaugural list of individuals it describes as true agents of change “who made significant marks on the practice, policy, and technological advancement of their practice.”
Press ReleaseOctober 10, 2019
Alston & Bird Adds Veteran Tax Partner Richard Slowinski in Washington, D.C.
Alston & Bird has expanded its federal and international tax capabilities with the addition of veteran tax attorney Richard Slowinski as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Slowinski joins from Baker McKenzie, where he practiced for more than 25 years and served in key leadership roles, including chair of the Washington Office Tax Practice and member of the firm’s North American Transfer Pricing Steering Committee.
Press ReleaseOctober 8, 2019
Alston & Bird Continues San Francisco Growth with Addition of Senior Litigator Jim McCabe as Counsel; Announces Relocation of Atlanta Antitrust Partner Valarie Williams
Alston & Bird continues its Bay Area growth with the addition of senior litigator Jim McCabe as counsel. McCabe joins from Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he practiced for more than 30 years, most recently as senior of counsel.
Press ReleaseOctober 1, 2019
Four Alston & Bird Attorneys Named to The National Black Lawyers’ “Top 40 Under 40”
Four Alston & Bird attorneys – James Alexander, Marcus Sandifer, Elliot Watts, and Jamila Williams – have been named by The National Black Lawyers to its 2019 class of the “Top 40 Under 40.”
Press ReleaseSeptember 18, 2019
Alston & Bird Opens London Office; Adds 7 New Attorneys, Including 3 Partners, in Finance and Payments
In a strategic decision to expand its European practice, Alston & Bird has opened a London office on the strength of its growing finance and payments practices. The office supports the firm’s finance and payments industry clients doing business in the UK and across Europe, as well as local investors and clients transacting business in the United States.
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