Press Release November 2, 2015

Alston & Bird Awarded 95 Tier 1 Rankings in the 2016 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Alston & Bird has received wide recognition as one of the nation’s top law firms in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® 2016 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

In addition to 21 national and 74 metropolitan tier-one rankings, the firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Litigation – ERISA, a distinction given annually to a single outstanding firm in each practice area.

Alston & Bird was awarded national tier-one recognition across 21 practices:

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • International Trade & Finance Law
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Patent
  • 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 74 tier-one metropolitan rankings:

Atlanta

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Equipment Finance Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation – Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action – Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Non-Profit/Charities Law
  • Patent Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Privacy & Data Security Law
  • Product Liability – Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Securitization & Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Charlotte

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

Dallas

  • Securitization & Structured Finance Law

Los Angeles

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation – Construction

New York

  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Raleigh

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

Silicon Valley

  • Environmental Law
  • Patent Law

Washington, D.C.

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

The 2016 “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.

Media Contact
Nicholas Clarke
Senior Communications Manager
Phone: 212.210.1222
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