Press Release April 14, 2021

Alston & Bird: Celebrating 22 Years as a Fortune “Best Workplace”

Alston & Bird has been recognized once again by Fortune magazine in its annual survey of America’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®.” 

This is the 22nd consecutive year that Alston & Bird has earned national recognition by Fortune as a champion of corporate culture and workplace excellence. It is the only law firm to achieve this record number of straight appearances in the survey. 

“We have an exceptional group of people who stepped up in ways large and small to support each other and our clients during a period of extraordinary challenge last year,” said Alston & Bird Chairman and Managing Partner Richard Hays. “Doing right by each other and making our clients’ business our own reflect our firm’s strong culture and core values, which have never been so profoundly important to us as they are today.”

Conducted in partnership with Great Place to Work®, the survey canvassed Alston & Bird employees across a number of areas that are key to a winning culture in times of crisis – including values, leadership, trust, and camaraderie with a strong focus on employees’ physical, emotional, and financial health and the company’s broader community impact – with 96 percent saying the firm is a great place to work. The ranking accounted for the experiences of all employees across job levels, tenure, and demographic categories such as age, race, and gender.

“The Fortune honor is special in so many ways, but it takes on extra meaning and is made even more rewarding in light of the challenges of the pandemic,” said Cathy Benton, Alston & Bird chief human resources officer. “I am incredibly proud of the leadership shown by all our people in embracing and living our core values of client service excellence, teamwork, creativity, and the other guiding principles that shape our culture.” 

In addition to the Fortune ranking, Alston & Bird has earned a number of other recent accolades highlighting the firm’s distinctive workplace culture, including recognition in People magazine’s 2020 “50 Companies That Care” and achieving a top rating of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 “Corporate Equality Index,” the 17th consecutive year the firm has earned a perfect score.

“Congratulations to the 100 Best Companies to Work For. These companies stood out for heroic efforts to care for their employees, their customers and our society, in a difficult year,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Remarkably, our research found that employee experience scores rose at these workplaces overall last year – a testament to the resilience of their inclusive, high-trust cultures.”
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