By the Numbers

Alston & Bird Home to One of the Most Experienced Corporate Practices in the Country

When a firm has a corporate practice as vast and diversified as Alston & Bird’s, no single ranking or accolade can do justice to the quality of work that goes on within its walls; only through canvasing a wide range of industry organizations and publications can the full picture of the high level of service that Alston & Bird provides its clients start be gleaned.

Below is a sample of some of the recognition Alston & Bird’s corporate practices have earned.

  • The American Lawyer and Corporate Control Alert – Alston & Bird’s Financial Advisors Practice is consistently ranked in the top 10 by both publications.
  • Asset-Backed Alert - 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.
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2016) – This publication features 38 Alston & Bird corporate attorneys.
  • Bloomberg – For the first three quarters of 2015, based on announced deal value, Alston & Bird was ranked #12 for South East Asia and #15 for Hong Kong. Additionally, the firm was ranked #13, by value, for “Private Equity Announced Deals” in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Bloomberg – Alston & Bird was ranked #6, by value, for “EMEA Corporate Investment Grade Bonds: Legal Adviser – Manager” and #8 in the same category based on number of deals in the 2015 first three quarters tables. In 2013, the firm ranked #20 in the category “Global Bond Manager Advisers” based on deal value and #20 in the same category based on number of deals.
  • The BTI Client Service A-Team (2016) – Alston & Bird has been consistently recognized as a U.S. law firm providing superior client service. This recognition results from interviews with approximately 240 corporate counsel at Fortune 1000 companies.
  • BTI Consulting – General counsel rank Alston & Bird among the country’s top 20 law firms for strongest client relationships in financial services in BTI Consulting’s latest study “Power Rankings 2016: The Law Firms with the Best Client Relationships.”
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2016) – This publication recognizes 27 Alston & Bird corporate attorneys.
  • Corporate Board Member (2014) – Alston & Bird was named as one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms by both U.S. corporate directors and general counsel.
  • Corporate Control Alert (2015) – Alston & Bird was ranked #21 in the category “Advisors in Announced Deals, With a Value of $100 Million or More,” based on number of deals, in CCA’s mid-year issue.
  • CTA Intelligence (2015) – This publication named Alston & Bird the “Best Law Firm - Client Service,” and the firm was a finalist for “Best Law Firm - Overall.” In 2014, the firm was honored as the “Best Law Firm - Innovation.”
  • FactSet - Alston & Bird was ranked #17, by transaction value, in the category “Top US Advisors, Based on US Announced Deals” for the first three quarters of 2015.
  • “Masters of the Deal” – Alston & Bird ranked #5 on this list of the BTI Consulting Group’s top designated firms. BTI interviewed corporate counsel responsible for transactions at Fortune 1000 companies to identify firms that excel in activities that drive transaction relationships.
  • Mergermarket - Alston & Bird ranked 10th in the category “Private Equity Advisors, US Exits,” based on deal count for the first quarter of 2016.
  • Mergermarket – Alston & Bird was ranked #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.
  • SEC New Registrations Report (2013) – Alston & Bird was ranked #3 in aggregate value of completed IPOs and #9 in aggregate value of pre-effective IPOs.
  • Thomson Reuters LPC (2014) – Based on deal value, Alston & Bird was ranked #16 in the category “U.S. Lender Law Firm” and #26 in the category “U.S. Borrower Law Firm.”


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