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Alston and Bird

National law firm.

One Atlantic Center, 1201 West Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
Attorneys: 800+
Managing Partner: Richard Hays
Privately held

Website: http://www.alston.com

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Alston and Bird is a national law firm with over 800 attorneys.

Offices are located in: Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Research Triangle, NC; Silicon Valley, CA; Washington, DC and Brussels.

The firm's core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses in health care, energy, financial services, and public policy.

Companies that Alston Bird represent include UPS, The Dow Chemical Company, Bank of America, Delta Air Lines, Aflac, Nokia, The Prudential Insurance Company of America and Twentieth Century Fox.

Alston and Bird was named to Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for the 14th consecutive year. It's the only law firm to make the list for 14 straight years.


The firm's history dates back to 1893 through the long roots of the Alston, Miller & Gaines' predecessor firms. The merger with Jones, Bird and Howell formed Alston & Bird on December 1, 1982. Expansion beyond Georgia began with the establishment of an office in Washington, DC, followed by the 1997 merger with Bell Seltzer Park & Gibson (Charlotte and Raleigh, NC) and Walter, Conston, Alexander & Green in 2001 (New York, NY), and the acquisition of Crews, Shepherd & McCarty LLP in 2007 (Dallas, TX). Alston & Bird's Silicon Valley office opened on August 1, 2008.


Info for staff members:


* Competitive salaries
* Paid overtime after 37.5 hours for non-exempt employees (after 35 hours in NYC)
* Merit bonus program
* Generous PTO policy
* 10 paid holidays including 2 floating holidays
* Paid leave for time spent performing community service

Health/Welfare Benefits

* Choice of three comprehensive PPO medical plans including marriage counseling benefits and $25,000 in infertility benefits
* $2400 for medical opt out
* Dental and vision plans available
* Domestic partner benefits
* Supplemental cancer, accident, and intensive care plans available
* Flexible spending accounts/health savings accounts available
* Firm-paid short term disability
* Firm-paid life and long term disability insurance
* Supplemental life, long term disability, long term care and accidental death and dismemberment insurance available

Retirement Benefits

* 7% Profit sharing
* 401(k) with match
* Quarterly investment education seminars

Corporate Discounts

* Computers
* Vehicle discounts
* Lasik surgery
* Group banking
* Health clubs
* Entertainment

Updated July 9, 2013