Press Release November 1, 2016

Alston & Bird Awarded 103 Tier 1 Rankings in the 2017 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Alston & Bird has won national recognition as one of the country’s top law firms in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® 2017 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

In addition to 26 national and 77 metropolitan tier-one rankings, the firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law for the second time in three years. The firm also was honored as “Law Firm of the Year” in ERISA Litigation in last year’s edition of “Best Law Firms.”

For 2017, Alston & Bird was awarded national tier-one recognition across 26 practices: 

    •     Banking & Finance Law 
    •     Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law 
    •     Commercial Litigation 
    •     Construction Law 
    •     Corporate Law 
    •     Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
    •     Energy Law 
    •     Environmental Law 
    •     Health Care Law 
    •     International Trade & Finance Law 
    •     Litigation – Banking & Finance 
    •     Litigation – Construction 
    •     Litigation – Environmental 
    •     Litigation – ERISA 
    •     Litigation – Intellectual Property 
    •     Litigation – Patent 
    •     Litigation – Tax 
    •     Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
    •     Patent Law 
    •     Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law 
    •     Real Estate Law 
    •     Securities/Capital Markets Law 
    •     Securities Regulation 
    •     Securitization & Structured Finance Law 
    •     Tax Law 
    •     Trademark Law

Alston & Bird also received 77 metropolitan tier-one practice 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 Actions – 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 
    •     Financial Services Regulation Law 
    •     International Trade & Finance 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 
    •     Privacy & Data Security Law 
    •     Real Estate Law

New York 
    •     Corporate Law 
    •     Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
    •     Litigation – Intellectual Property 
    •     Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law

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

Silicon Valley 
    •     Patent Law

Washington, D.C. 
    •     Construction Law 
    •     Corporate Governance Law 
    •     Corporate Law 
    •     Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law 
    •     Energy Law 
    •     International Trade & Finance Law 
    •     Litigation – ERISA 
    •     Mergers & Acquisitions Law 
    •     Tax Law

The 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings cover 74 national and 122 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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