Why Alston & Bird?

Let’s face it - you have a lot of choices. Whether your search is focused on practice area, geography, diversity, prestige, sophistication of client base, training and mentoring opportunities, path to partnership, alternative career paths, or one of the myriad of factors not listed here, Alston & Bird stands out from the crowd. Looking for evidence? Our lawyers are here to share their experiences first-hand:

Alston & Bird Named a Fortune “Best Company” for 18th Consecutive Year 

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Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

"We believe that a diverse law firm is critical to providing the quality of legal services our clients expect, preserving our core values and maintaining our rich culture. The firm takes its commitment to diversity and inclusion seriously. We have worked and will continue to work to create and maintain an open and receptive work environment and a diverse workforce of attorneys and staff. From our recruiting and advancement practices to our vendor choices, we seek change that makes a real difference inside and outside our firm."

– John Latham and Cari Dawson, Diversity Partners

Our diversity efforts can be categorized in five specific areas: recruiting; retention; mentoring; promoting diversity throughout the firm; and communication. Some of our specific firm-wide goals include:

Recruiting:
Increasing our emphasis on and resources toward hiring and retaining top talent, particularly women, people of color and members of the LGBT community.

Retention: 
Ensuring that minority groups (including women, people of color and members of the LGBT community) sustain a level of success as partners.

Mentoring: 
Providing appropriate mentoring to all diverse lawyers to ensure their continued success at the firm and in their legal careers.

Promoting Diversity Throughout the firm: 
Recognizing, celebrating and educating our lawyers and employees regarding cultural differences.

Communication: 
Broadening our efforts in communicating the firm’s diversity initiatives and accomplishments to add a voice to the call for diversity within the profession.

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