Alston & Bird embodies Southern hospitality with its kind, friendly culture. Pro bono is a source of pride for associates, and the firm supports it with a unique opportunity for contribution bonuses based on non-billable hours. Alston & Bird is home to 800-plus lawyers located across the U.S., from its headquarters in the Peach State to nine additional domestic offices and three international locations. The firm has been recognized for its strength in such areas as health care, privacy and ...
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Alston & Bird has a holistic approach to evaluating candidates, and being a self-starter is key. The firm embodies Southern hospitality: folks top-to-bottom are kind, respectful, social, and approachable. Alston freely shares financial information, but a recent change to bonus calculations has some associates feeling a reduced sense of transparency. Associates are also a bit disgruntled by a recent change increasing the billable-hour requirement to 2,000 hours. On the flip side, associates are incredibly pleased that the firm recently increased compensation so that all offices, including the Atlanta headquarters, are now paid at market level. Because of lean staffing, associates are busy, but they get to tackle interesting, high-level work. Training comes mostly in the for...
Alston & Bird is home to 800-plus lawyers located across the U.S., from its headquarters in the Peach State to nine additional domestic offices and three international locations. The firm has been recognized for its strength in such areas as health care, privacy and data security, real estate, and tax.
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Atlanta-based Alston & Bird’s predecessor firms date back to 1893. Nearly a century later, in 1982, the firm known as Alston, Miller & Gaines merged with Jones, Bird & Howell and adopted the combined name Alston & Bird. The firm’s operations remained in Georgia where it represented institutions like CNN, Emory University, and Augusta National founder Bobby Jones, a former firm partner, until the debut of...