Awards & Recognitions

Our Credentials

  • Our attorneys are in 11 major markets, representing world-class companies that include UPS, The Dow Chemical Company, Bank of America, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Aflac, Inc., Nokia, Wells Fargo, The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Twentieth Century Fox, Dell, The Home Depot, and Nomura.
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 features 181 of our attorneys.
  • Alston & Bird earned 27 national and 81 metropolitan tier-one rankings in the 2019 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In addition, the firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Construction Law.
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 recognizes 10 Alston & Bird state practices as Band 1: Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Health Care, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Tax. Ninety-eight of our attorneys are recognized as leading lawyers.
  • International Tax Review named Alston & Bird a Tax Firm of the Year (N.Y.) and highlighted the firm among the Americas Technology and Telecommunications Tax Deals of the Year for 2016.
  • Alston & Bird’s Financial Advisors Practice is consistently ranked in the top 10 by The American Lawyer and Corporate Control Alert, most recently ranking sixth among U.S. law firms representing financial advisors in M&A activity for 2016.
  • Alston & Bird was ranked 12th as Issuer’s Counsel in 2015 and 14th as Underwriter’s Counsel in 2014 for U.S. ABS/MBS transactions by Asset-Backed Alert.
  • Mergermarket ranked Alston & Bird #17 in the category “U.S. Legal Advisor M&A” and #10 in the categories “U.S. Legal Advisors (South) M&A” and “U.S. Legal Advisors (West) M&A,” all based on deal value for the first three quarters of 2015.
  • Alston & Bird was recognized for its role as overall deal counsel and U.S. counsel to China Development Bank in the $360 million privatization of Yongye International, which was named the 2015 “Private Equity Deal of the Year” by China Law & Practice.
  • Alston & Bird has been recognized by general counsel in the areas of IP Litigation, Class Actions, Employment Litigation, and Commercial Litigation in BTI Consulting Group’s latest study, Litigation Outlook 2018: Changes, Trends and Opportunities for Law Firms. The study comprised more than 650 law firms serving large and Fortune 1000 clients. 

Our Culture

  • Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 19 years, the only law firm to earn this honor every year since 1999.
  • In a new report from BTI Consulting Group – Power Rankings 2016: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships – Alston & Bird ranks No. 6 among a small group of firms that in-house counsel consider the best in building and retaining deep client relationships.
  • In BTI Consulting’s Industry Power Rankings 2017: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships in 18 Industries, Alston & Bird is one of only 24 U.S. law firms that general counsel regard as having the strongest client relationships and recommend most to their peers.
  • For the 14th consecutive year, Alston & Bird earned a perfect rating of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index.
  • In Fortune’s 2016 “50 Best Workplaces for Diversity,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 24 and is one of only two law firms highlighted among U.S. companies for doing the most to create inclusive work cultures.
  • In Fortune’s 2018 “100 Best Workplaces for Women,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 79 and is one of only a handful of law firms highlighted for setting the standard for work-life practices in the U.S.
  • In its 2016 list of the "50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back,” Fortune ranks Alston & Bird No. 39 – one of only three law firms chosen for the list.
  • In its 2017 survey of the “30 Best Workplaces for Consulting & Professional Services,” Fortune magazine ranks Alston & Bird No. 12, and the firm is one of only four law firms chosen for the list.
  • In the 2018 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms, Alston & Bird ranked 17th in Transparency and 25th in Diversity for Minorities.
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