The BTI Client Relationship Scorecard 2006 named Alston & Bird among the “Leaders of the Best Performing Law Firms,” one of only nine firms to receive this honor. Alston & Bird has also been recognized previously by BTI as a “Client Service A-Team” and among the “Power Elite,” a group of only 24 law firms in the United States recognized for the strength of their relationships with Fortune 1000 companies. The BTI Consulting Group (BTI) is a Boston-based market research and management consulting firm with over 20 years of experience. BTI regularly surveys leading companies on how they acquire and manage outside legal services. BTI maintains one of the largest databases on service-provider satisfaction derived from extensive interviews.