Press Release November 3, 2014

Alston & Bird Garners 93 Tier-One Rankings in U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2015 “Best Law Firms”

Alston & Bird has earned broad recognition as one of the nation’s top law firms from U.S. News-Best Lawyers in the 2015 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

In addition to earning 22 national and 71 metropolitan tier-one rankings, the firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, the only firm to receive this prestigious designation for the category.

Alston & Bird was awarded national tier-one recognition across 22 practices:

  • Commercial Litigation 
  • Construction Law 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Energy Law 
  • Environmental Law 
  • International Trade & Finance Law 
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance 
  • Litigation – Construction 
  • Litigation – Environmental 
  • Litigation – ERISA 
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property 
  • Litigation – Patent 
  • Litigation – Securities 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Patent Law 
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law 
  • Securities Regulation 
  • Securitization & Structured Finance Law 
  • Tax Law 
  • Trademark Law

The firm also received 71 tier-one metropolitan rankings:

Atlanta 

  • Antitrust Law 
  • Banking & Finance Law 
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization 
  • Commercial Litigation 
  • Construction Law 
  • Corporate Governance Law 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Employment Law – Management 
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants 
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance 
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy 
  • Litigation – Construction 
  • Litigation – Environmental 
  • Litigation – ERISA 
  • Litigation – First Amendment 
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property 
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment 
  • Litigation – Patent 
  • Litigation – Securities 
  • Litigation – Tax 
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates 
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants 
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law 
  • Patent Law 
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants 
  • Product Liability – Litigation – Defendants 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law 
  • Securities Regulation 
  • Securitization and Structured Finance Law 
  • Tax Law 
  • Trademark Law 
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Charlotte 

  • Corporate Law 
  • Derivatives and Futures Law 
  • Financial Services Regulation Law 
  • International Trade & Finance Law 
  • Leveraged buyouts & Private Equity Law 
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property 
  • Litigation – Patent 
  • Patent Law 
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law 
  • Securities Regulation 
  • Securitization & Structured Finance Law 
  • Tax Law 
  • Trademark Law

Los Angeles 

  • Energy Law 
  • Environmental Law 
  • Litigation – Construction 
  • Litigation – Environmental

New York 

  • Commercial Litigation 
  • Corporate Governance Law 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Litigation – Securities

Raleigh 

  • Litigation – Banking & Finance 
  • Litigation – Tax 
  • Patent Law 
  • Tax Law

Washington, D.C. 

  • Construction Law 
  • Corporate Governance Law 
  • Corporate Law 
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
  • Energy Law 
  • International Trade & Finance Law 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
  • Tax Law

The 2015 "Best Law Firms" rankings cover 74 national and 120 metropolitan practice areas. The rankings are based on surveys of lawyers and clients throughout the United States. Criteria on which clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms included such areas as expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility. All firm national tier-one rankings will be published in the November edition of U.S. News & World Report.

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Nicholas Clarke
Senior Communications Manager
Phone: 212.210.1222
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