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published March 07, 2015

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Alston & Bird LLP
Alston & Bird LLP
One Atlantic Center,
1201 West Peachtree Street,
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
Tel: 404-881-7000 Fax: 404-881-7777

Main areas of work

Alston & Bird provides a full range of services to domestic and international clients. Our core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses in health care, financial services and public policy.

Firm profile

Founded in 1893, Alston & Bird is a leading national AmLaw 50 firm. Counseling clients from what was initially a local context quickly expanded to regional, then national levels, and now spans a global economic environment. Alston & Bird has overlaid its broad range of legal skills and business knowledge with a commitment to innovation and technology. Alston & Bird has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" list for 15 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. Alston & Bird has been consistently recognized as a US 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.

Recruitment details

  • Number of 1st year associates: 52
  • Number of 2nd year associates: 64

Associate salaries: 1st year: $135,000 - $160,000 (based on location and patent bar membership)

Clerking policy: Yes

Law Schools attending for OCIs in 2014:

American, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Fordham, Georgetown, George Washington, Georgia, Georgia State, Harvard, Hofstra, Howard, Loyola, Mercer, Michigan, NYU, Northwestern, SMU, Stanford, Texas, UC Berkeley, UC Hastings, UC Irvine, UCLA, UNC, USC, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee

Summer details

Summer associate profile:

Our lawyers have diverse backgrounds, varied social, cultural, civic, and educational interests, and our summer associates are no exception. We value hard work, scholastic excellence and strong interpersonal skills.

Summer program components:

Our summer program provides students with substantive work for real clients, hands-on training opportunities, lawyer pairings to help foster relationships, and a firm- wide retreat. Summer Associates work closely with their mentors to identify projects from our database that will allow for an authentic experience based on their legal interests. In addition to formal training programs, we offer out of office experiences to attend depositions, client meetings, hearings and other hands on learning experiences. Associate contacts ensure that summer associates have plenty of opportunities to interact with attorneys throughout the summer.

Alston & Bird LLP Atlanta Office Head Office: Atlanta
Number of domestic offices: 8
Number of international offices: 1
Worldwide revenue: $675,000,000
Partners (US): 343
Associates (US): 384

Main Recruitment Contact: Erin L. Springer
Hiring Partner: Elizabeth A. Price
Recruitment website:
Diversity officer: John Latham

Summer Salary 2014

1Ls: $2,600/week (ATL, CLT, RTA) or S3,075/week (DFW, LAX, NYC, SVA, WDC)
2Ls: $2,600/week (ATL, CLT, RTA) or $3,075/week (DFW, LAX, NYC, SVA, WDC)
Post 3Ls: N/A

1Ls hired? Yes
Split summers offered? Yes, first half required
Can summers spend time in overseas office? No

Summers 2014:43

Offers/acceptances 2013: 47 offers, 34 acceptances; several TBD based on clerkships

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published March 07, 2015

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