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Firm profile for USA 2022

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Managing Partner: Richard R Hays

Number of partners: 370

Number of other lawyers: 459

Firm Overview:

Alston & Bird LLP has grown to become a leading international firm while remaining steeped in a culture with client service and teamwork as the cornerstones of all that we do. The firm develops, assembles, and nurtures the strongest and broadest array of legal talent and expertise necessary to meet its clients’ needs in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.

Main Areas of Practice:

Capital Markets/Mergers & Acquisitions:

The firm’s attorneys have extensive experience with complex mergers and acquisitions, spinoffs, going-private transactions, joint ventures and similar transactions for clients in a broad range of industries, representing bidders, target companies, stockholders, boards of directors and financial advisors. Alston & Bird lawyers have been involved in all aspects of leveraged buyouts and distressed sales and can handle the acquisition and financing of public and nonpublic companies of any size.

Natural Resources & Energy:

Attorneys provide energy clients with nationally recognized expertise in virtually every aspect of the law affecting the energy industry, from electric and natural gas regulation and project development and financing to carbon management, energy supply transactions and public policy.

Financial Services & Products:

The firm provides its banking, insurance, investment management, broker-dealer, mutual fund, payment systems and alternative investment vehicle clients a wide range of corporate governance, merger and acquisition, regulatory, litigation, securities and structured finance services. The payments group has global experience in all sectors of the industry, including merchant acquiring, card issuing, mobile payments, e-commerce, card schemes and payment networks, gift cards, healthcare payments, FinTech, blockchain and B2B payments.

Finance:

Alston & Bird has one of the leading structured finance and securitization practices in the country. It represents many of the most active issuers, originators, master servicers, servicers, trustees, fund managers, investors, domestic and foreign financial institutions, rating agencies and insurers in a variety of debt financings. The practice puts its deep bench in several leading US financial centers and in London into play to lead transactions in virtually every asset class of the structured finance and securitization markets.

Healthcare:

The firm is home to one of the most extensive, full-service healthcare practices in the United States, with demonstrated transactional, regulatory, public policy, government investigations and litigation expertise, including former senior health policy and enforcement officials from the US Congress and executive branch departments and agencies, including the White House, Departments of Justice and Health & Human Services, and Food and Drug Administration.

Intellectual Property:

Alston & Bird’s IP practice is one of the largest and most highly regarded of any general practice firm in the United States. The group provides a full range of intellectual property services, including patentability and prosecution, litigation, post-grant review proceeding expertise and services, patent maintenance, counseling regarding infringement avoidance and validity and infringement studies and opinions.

Legislative & Public Policy:

The firm’s legislative team is uniquely positioned to advise clients in a bipartisan, bicameral manner on public policy issues. The firm represents clients before Congress, the executive branch and regulatory agencies.

Litigation:

Alston & Bird’s attorneys have litigated in virtually every major industrialized jurisdiction around the world. The firm’s litigation experience includes antitrust, bankruptcy, construction, environmental and land development, ERISA, international trade and regulatory, labor and employment, securities, products liability and class actions.

Real Estate Finance:

Alston & Bird’s industry-focused real estate investment and finance practice provides the full range of capabilities needed to serve sophisticated clients. It handles massive multiproperty and multijurisdictional transactions, while maintaining specialized expertise focused on specific property types. With a leading real estate capital markets practice, the group is poised at the intersection of the industry, where assets meet capital.

Tax:

The firm has one of the largest and most acclaimed tax practices in the United States, providing coverage in international, federal, state and local taxation; employee benefits and executive compensation; wealth planning; tax-exempt organizations; and transfer pricing.

International Work:

The multidisciplinary team has structured deals and handled disputes around the globe. The firm’s international practice has extensive experience in planning, structuring and implementing business deals in virtually every major commercial jurisdiction in the world. The firm can find and help select the best local counsel, as well as help determine the optimal structure, for business transactions abroad, whether it involves an acquisition, joint venture, licensing arrangement, technology transfer, manufacturing contract, distribution agreement, outsourcing or other arrangement.

Clients:

Bank of America, Chick-fil-A, The Coca-Cola Company, Cox Enterprises, Credit Suisse, Dell, Hilton Grand Vacations, The Home Depot, Koch Industries, Liberty Mutual, Mohawk Industries, Novartis, State Farm, T-Mobile, Toyota, UnitedHealthcare, Universal Electronics, UPS, Walmart, Wells Fargo

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 UK 2022 Europe 2022 High Net Worth 2021 FinTech 2022

Contributions

Total 1 contributions

Law and Practice

Cybersecurity 2022 in Belgium

Authors: Wim Nauwelaerts, Dr Yung Shin Van Der Sype

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 52 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Antitrust
Band 4
Construction
Band 2
Environment
Band 2
Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use
Band 3
District of Columbia

Antitrust
Band 5
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Band 3

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Teresa T Bonder
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Valarie C Williams
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Banking & Finance


Matthew J Wrysinski
Band 3

Construction


Andrew Howard
Band 4
G Christian Roux
Band 3
John D Hanover
Band 3

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M Hill JeffriesCorporate/M&A
H Douglas HinsonEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Kenneth G JaffeEnergy: Electricity (Regulatory & Litigation)
H Douglas HinsonERISA Litigation
R Steve EnsorLabor & Employment
Mark C RuscheReal Estate
Band 1
Mark C KanalyBanking & Finance: Mainly Regulatory
Dennis J ConnollyBankruptcy/Restructuring
John R HickmanEmployee Benefits & Executive Compensation
John ReddingFinancial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Enforcement & Investigations)
Theodore StevensonIntellectual Property

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California, Los Angeles
California, San Francisco
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North Carolina, Charlotte

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Head Office

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Head Office

One Atlantic Center

1201 West Peachtree Street

Atlanta

Georgia

USA

GA 30309

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