Press Release August 17, 2015

Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 153 Alston & Bird Attorneys

One hundred and fifty-three Alston & Bird attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. The lawyers span the firm’s eight U.S. offices and represent more than 60 practice areas.

In addition, Best Lawyers honored seven Alston & Bird attorneys as “Lawyers of the Year”:  

 John Hickman    Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Atlanta)
 Joe Liebeschuetz    Patent Law (Silicon Valley)
 Teri Lynn McMahon    Securities/Capital Markets Law (Atlanta)
 William Scott Ortwein    Securities Regulation (Atlanta)
 Mark Rusche    Real Estate Law (Atlanta)
 John Spangler    Construction Law (Atlanta)
 David Teske    Information Technology Law (Atlanta)


Fifteen Alston & Bird attorneys earned first-year rankings: 

 Chris Baugher    Mergers & Acquisition Law (Atlanta)
 Willa Cohen Bruckner    Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law (New York)
 Duncan Douglass    Mergers & Acquisition Law (Atlanta)
 Scott Elder    Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants (Atlanta)
 Brian Ellsworth    Patent Law (Charlotte)
 Christopher Gegg    Patent Law (Charlotte)
 Darren Hauck    IT Outsourcing Law (Dallas)
 Peter Kazon    Health Care Law (Washington, D.C.)
 Christopher Marquardt    Litigation – Labor & Employment (Atlanta)
 Michael Newton    Litigation – Patent (Dallas)
 Jason Rosenberg    Litigation – Intellectual Property (Atlanta)
 Dominique Shelton    Privacy and Data Security Law (Los Angeles)
 George Taulbee    Patent Law (Charlotte)
 Julie Tibbets    FDA Law (Washington, D.C.)
 Jonathan Wells    Environmental Law (Atlanta)

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey in which more than 50,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Best Lawyers lists are re-published in top-tier business and legal publications such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The American Lawyer.

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