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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 in August
2008, and our Los Angeles office opened in September following the acquisition
of Weston Benshoof Rochefort Rubalcava and MacCuish LLP. In 2011, the firm
established our first European office in Brussels, and in September 2015
continued our international expansion to China with the opening of the Beijing
office. With the opening of a San Francisco office in 2017, we extended our
presence in California to three locations.
Alston & Bird’s nationally recognized firm culture is based on successful
teamwork and allows us to quickly access virtually any combination of skills
that a client may require. The firm has been ranked for 18 consecutive years
on Fortune magazine’s list of “Best Companies to Work For.”
This recognition demonstrates the satisfaction of those who work at the firm
and translates into resources committed to delivering high quality work product
Alston & Bird has been consistently recognized as a U.S. law firm providing
superior client service in the BTI Client Service A-Team. This
recognition results from interviews with approximately 240 corporate counsel at
Fortune 1000 companies.
BREADTH AND DEPTH
There is simply no substitute for having someone down the hall – someone very
good – who can answer a question about an FCC issue, a biotech patent,
actuarial analysis, regulatory compliance, global technology outsourcing,
complex litigation, or whatever the issue may be. Alston & Bird has both
the critical mass and the skill combination to meet the most complex client
needs. A key demonstration of our skills: 177 of our attorneys are listed
in The Best Lawyers in America.