Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird LLP is a major U.S. law firm with more than 800 lawyers that provides a full range of services to domestic and international clients conducting business around the world. Lawyers and support staff in our offices are fluent in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Alston & Bird’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 robust 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 U.S. 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.
For businesses interested in U.S. market entry or expansion, we provide support in all facets of the legal and regulatory requirements associated with business operation. Our lawyers have assisted numerous companies through issues related to finance, workforce management, protection of intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation, arbitration, and mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.
Alston & Bird has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for 19 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The recognition speaks to the culture of the firm and the environment in which we practice law and provide service to clients.