Press Release November 1, 2017

Alston & Bird Awarded 109 Tier 1 Rankings in the 2018 U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Alston & Bird has won broad recognition as one of the country’s top law firms in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers® 2018 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

The firm was recognized with 26 national and 83 metropolitan tier-one practice rankings. It was also named “Law Firm of the Year” in ERISA Litigation, the second time in three years the firm has earned this distinction.

Nationally, Alston & Bird was awarded tier-one recognition across the following practices:

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Health Care Law
  • International Trade and 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 and Structured Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law

Alston & Bird also received 83 metropolitan tier-one practice rankings:

Atlanta

  •  Banking & Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction LawC
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Environmental Law
  • 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
  • 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

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Securitization & Structured Finance Law

Los Angeles

  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Privacy & Data Security Law
  • Real Estate Law

New York

  • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Private Funds/Hedge Funds Law
  • Real Estate Law

Raleigh

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

Silicon Valley

  • Patent Law

Washington, D.C.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Energy Law
  • Health Care Law
  • International Trade & Finance Law
  • Litigation – ERISA
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Tax Law

The 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings cover 75 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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Phone: 212.210.1222
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