Alston & Bird LLP
Member firm for USA, Georgia

Firm Overview

Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird LLP is a major U.S. full-service law firm with an extensive national and international practice. The firm has more than 800 lawyers offering services in virtually every practice area from antitrust to wealth planning. We have lawyers and support staff who are fluent in Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

Alston & Bird LLP’s international group is a multidisciplinary team of lawyers focused on business investment, intellectual property, tax, finance, regulatory, immigration, insolvency, customs and litigation matters. The group has structured deals and handled disputes around the globe—from Latin America and Europe to Asia and the Middle East.

The international litigation practice offers a wealth of litigation and arbitration experience, particularly with clients from Europe, South America and Japan. Our lawyers are recognized leaders in the international litigation field and have hands-on involvement in relevant business, trade and government organizations.

The firm’s international trade and regulatory team offers wide-ranging expertise in the diverse regulatory and strategic issues facing companies that do business internationally. Several distinguished lawyers recognized as among the best in the field lead our team, including individuals who have held senior positions in the departments of State, Treasury and Justice and the executive office of the President. We have significant experience working with United States regulatory bodies at both the staff and political levels of the departments of Commerce, Defense, State, Transportation, Justice and Treasury; the Customs Service; the U.S. Trade Representative; the International Trade Commission; Congress; and the courts.

The intellectual property practice provides a full range of services, including patentability and prosecution, litigation, patent maintenance and counseling regarding infringement avoidance. In Corporate Counsel’s 2013 report of “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies,” Alston & Bird was ranked in the top three for IP Litigation representation and in the top ten for Patent Prosecution representation, based on court and USPTO filings of the Fortune 500.

For businesses seeking to enter or expand markets in the United States, we provide full support in all facets of the legal and regulatory requirements associated with operating a business. As one of the largest, and certainly one of the most respected law firms in Georgia, we have assisted numerous companies through issues related to finance, workforce management, protection of intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation, arbitration, and mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.

The firm enjoys a reputation for excellence. Alston & Bird LLP has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 15 years in a row, making it the only law firm to have achieved such a record.

Other Offices

Alston & Bird LLP
Level 20 Bastion Tower
Place du Champ de Mars
Brussels, B-1050
Tel. 32.2.550.3700
Fax 32.2.550.3719

Alston & Bird LLP
Hanwei Plaza - West Wing, Suite 21B2
No. 7 Guanghua Road
Beijing, 100004
Tel. 86.10.8592.7500
Fax Fax Not Available

Alston & Bird LLP
333 South Hope Street
16th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90071
Tel. 1.213.576.1000
Fax 1.213.576.1100

Alston & Bird LLP
275 Middlefield Road
Suite 150
Menlo Park, California 94025
Tel. 1.650.838.2000
Fax 1.650.838.2001

Alston & Bird LLP
1115 Eleventh Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Tel. 1.916.498.3305
Fax 1.916.441.5449

Alston & Bird LLP
The Atlantic Building
950 F Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004-1404

Alston & Bird LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10016-1387

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Alston & Bird LLP
Bank of America Plaza
101 South Tryon Street, Suite 4000
Charlotte, North Carolina 28280-4000
Tel. 1.704.444.1000
Fax 1.704.444.1111

Alston & Bird LLP
4721 Emperor Boulevard
Suite 400
Durham, North Carolina 27703
Tel. 1.919.862.2200
Fax 1.919.862.2260

Alston & Bird LLP
2828 North Harwood Street
18th Floor
Dallas, Texas 75201-2139
Tel. 1.214.922.3400
Fax 1.214.922.3899