February 6, 2002

Alston & Bird LLP Makes Top Ten on Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For in America"

Atlanta’s Largest Law Firm Recognized for Third Consecutive Year

Alston & Bird LLP, a leading Atlanta-based full-service law firm, today announced it has been named to Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” list for the third consecutive year. The firm jumped 15 places to reach the No. 9 position in the 2002 rankings. Alston & Bird was ranked No. 24 in 2001 and No. 36 in 2000.

This year’s candidate pool consisted of 279 companies. A survey of randomly selected employees by The Great Place to Work® Institute measures the quality of workplace culture and accounts for two-thirds of the final ranking score. Alston & Bird earned high marks for its diversity employment with a 57 percent female employee ratio and a
21 percent minority workforce.

Alston & Bird credits its unique, family-friendly culture and accompanying benefits as a winning characteristic. The firm recognizes that each individual has unique requirements and supports programs to accommodate those diverse needs. According to Fortune, Alston & Bird is described as “a model progressive law firm. In addition to regular bonuses, employees can earn up to three percent of their salary by meeting objectives for teamwork, community service, customer service, and learning technical skills.”

“We are honored to receive this prestigious ranking once again from Fortune magazine for the third consecutive year,” said managing partner Ben F. Johnson III. “Alston & Bird is committed to providing a balanced workplace environment, but it’s our employees that truly set us apart with their active community involvement, workplace enthusiasm and camaraderie.”

Alston & Bird provides cutting edge technology training and exemplary employee benefits including a childcare facility, concierge services, new parent support group, guaranteed emergency bank loans and salary advancements for non-management personnel;
on-site massage therapy; referral bonuses; on-site fitness center and Weight Watchers service with 50 percent reimbursement; and a Children’s Art Wall to showcase artwork from employee’s children.
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