Awards & Recognitions

Our Credentials

  • Our attorneys are in 12 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, Dell, The Home Depot, and Nomura.
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2020 features 200 of our attorneys.
  • Alston & Bird earned 26 national and 83 metropolitan tier-one rankings in the 2020 edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.” In addition, the firm was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Tax Law.
  • Refinitiv ranked Alston & Bird in the top 20 as issuer legal counsel for “US Equity & Equity Related,” based on number of deals in 2019.
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 recognizes 13 Alston & Bird state practices as Band 1: Antitrust, Banking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory, Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: White Collar & Government Investigations, Real Estate, and Tax (GA and NC). Eighty-eight of our attorneys are recognized 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 seventh among U.S. law firms representing financial advisors in M&A activity for 2018.
  • Alston & Bird ranked in Asset Backed Alert’s top 10 counsel for issuers and top 15 for underwriters of asset-backed securities and mortgage-backed securities in 2019 year-end league tables.
  • Mergermarket ranked Alston & Bird 6th in the category “Private Equity Advisors, U.S. Exits,” based on deal value for the first quarter of 2018.
  • Alston & Bird was recognized for its role as counsel to Fleetcor Technologies Inc. in the $690 million acquisition of Cambridge Global Payments in a transaction named the 2018 “Foreign Inbound Deal of the Year” by the Canadian Dealmakers.
  • 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

  • As reported in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2020, Alston & Bird is recognized among the elite “Client Service 30,” described by BTI as the top 30 U.S. law firms that general counsel regard as the “best of the best in client service.” This is the 11th time that Alston & Bird has made the “Client Service 30” since BTI introduced the ranking.
  • Alston & Bird has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the country’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 21 years, the only law firm to earn this honor every year since 1999.
  • For the 16th consecutive year, Alston & Bird earned a perfect rating of 100 percent in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2019 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™ 2019” survey, Alston & Bird ranks No. 36 among the 100 companies across the U.S. that stand apart from their peers in creating women-friendly workplaces.
  • In People magazine’s third annual list of the “50 Companies That Care,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 47.
  • In Fortune’s 2019 survey of the “Best Workplaces in Consulting and Professional Services,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 11 among the 25 large-company honorees (1,000 employees or more).
  • In Fortune’s 2018 survey of America’s “50 Best Workplaces for Parents,” Alston & Bird ranks No. 24 and is one of only three law firms recognized by the publication.
  • Alston & Bird has been recognized by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption in its 2019 survey of the “Top 100 Adoption-Friendly Workplaces,” ranking No. 40 overall and marking 13 years in a row that the firm has been recognized nationally as a leader in employee adoption benefits.

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