Awards & Recognitions

Our Credentials

  • Our attorneys are in 12 major markets, representing world-class companies that include UPS, Aflac, Inc., Dell, and Nomura.
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 features 227 of our attorneys.
  • Alston & Bird earned 27 national and 101 metropolitan tier-one rankings in the 2024 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” 
  • Bloomberg ranked Alston & Bird in the top 20 for “US Equity IPO” based on both deal count and value as manager's counsel in 2023.
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 recognizes 22 Alston & Bird practices as Band 1: Antitrust (GA), Banking & Finance (GA), Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory (GA), Capital Markets: Securitization: Trustee Counsel (USA-Nationwide), Construction (GA and CA), Corporate/M&A (GA), Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation (GA), Environment (CA), Government Contracts: Highly Regarded (USA-Nationwide), Healthcare (GA), Intellectual Property (NC), International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Highly Regarded (USA-Nationwide), Labor & Employment (GA), Litigation: General Commercial (GA), Litigation: Securities (GA), Litigation: White Collar & Government Investigations (GA), Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations: Highly Regarded (NY), Real Estate (GA), Tax (GA and NC), and Tax: State and Local (NY). Chambers USA recognizes 153 of our attorneys as leading lawyers.
  • 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 2023.
  • Alston & Bird ranked in Asset Backed Alert’s top 15 counsel for issuers and underwriters of asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities.
  • Mergermarket ranked Alston & Bird in the top 20 in the category “US M&A Legal Advisor,” based on deal value for 2023.
  • Alston & Bird won four Deal of the Year honors from The Deal in 2021, including Private Equity Deal of the Year (Large Cap) and Financial Services Deal of the Year (Large Cap).
  • 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 is consistently recognized for unparalleled leadership in client service as part of the BTI Client Service A-Team, a survey based on direct, unprompted feedback from hundreds of corporate counsel.
  • Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 25 years, the only law firm to earn this honor every year since 1999.
  • For the 19th consecutive year, Alston & Bird earned a perfect rating of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2023 Corporate Equality Index.
  • In Fortune’s 2019 “100 Best Workplaces for Diversity,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 79, the third time in four years the firm has been recognized by Fortune as a leader among U.S. companies doing the most to create diverse and inclusive work cultures.
  • In the Fortune “Best Workplaces for Women™ 2023” survey, Alston & Bird ranks No. 44 among the 100 companies across the U.S. that stand apart from their peers in creating women-friendly workplaces.
  • In People magazine’s seventh annual list of the “100 Companies That Care,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 65, the only Am Law firm listed.
  • In The Great Place to Work® 2023 survey of the “Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services,” Alston & Bird ranks among the 25 large-company honorees.
  • In 2022, Alston & Bird was recognized once again as one of America’s “Best Workplaces for Parents” by The Great Place to Work® for the fifth time since 2016. Alston & Bird is one of two Am Law 100 firms listed.
  • Alston & Bird has been recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in its 2023 survey of the “Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces,” ranking No. 22 overall and No. 10 among companies with the best leave programs. 

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