Alston & Bird is relocating its Silicon Valley office to the Stanford Research Park, effective July 29, 2019.
The new office gives Alston & Bird a more efficient space plan for interactions among clients and attorneys, reflecting how 21st-century legal work actually happens.
“The office provides a modern, sustainable, and vibrant workspace,” said Ted Hollifield, Alston & Bird partner in charge of the Silicon Valley office. “By creating a space with highly networked, shared work areas to promote greater face-to-face collaboration, teamwork, and innovation among our attorneys and staff, we are underscoring our reputation for client service excellence and a great place to work.”
A key reason Alston & Bird chose the Stanford Research Park is the office’s proximity to many of the world’s most cutting-edge and influential companies, including several firm clients that make their home there.
The research park’s many premium amenities and services also factored in Alston & Bird’s decision. With easy access to transportation, restaurants, day care, walking and bike trails, and other benefits, the office reflects the importance Alston & Bird places on work-life balance as highlighted by the firm’s recognition as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Places to Work For,” the only law firm to be showcased in this prestigious survey 20 years in a row.
The new location also gives Alston & Bird flexibility and options for future growth in line with the firm’s continued strategic focus on recruiting new law graduates, laterals, and other top talent.
Underscoring the importance of the Silicon Valley practice, the office recently welcomed two key partners from other Alston & Bird offices: Mike Newton, co-head of the firm’s national Intellectual Property Practice who counts Nokia and Dell among his clients, moved to Silicon Valley from the firm’s Dallas office earlier this year. Also transferring to the Silicon Valley office was William Snyder, who was part of the team that helped guide The Carlyle Group in its $7.4 billion acquisition of Veritas from Symantec Corp. and who joined the office in 2018 from the firm’s Charlotte office.
Alston & Bird first opened in Silicon Valley in 2008. The office currently houses 21 corporate, intellectual property, and litigation professionals representing companies in acquisitions and divestitures, securities and corporate governance litigation, patent disputes, and portfolio management and licensing.
Across Alston & Bird’s Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offices, the firm now includes more than 100 attorneys resident in California.
Alston & Bird’s new Silicon Valley office is located at 950 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304; telephone: 650.838.2000.