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"Diversity is a core value of Alston & Bird LLP and part of the firm's strategic plan. We believe that a diverse law firm is critical to providing the quality of legal services that our clients expect, to preserving our core values, and to nurturing our rich culture. We take this commitment to diversity and inclusion very seriously. Our culture is enhanced through diversity of not only race, gender, and ethnicity, but includes members of the LGBT community, generational differences, cultural differences, and talented people of..."

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Alston & Bird LLP

One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (404) 881-7000


Managing Partner: Richard R. Hays
Hiring Partners: Elizabeth A. Price (Atlanta); Jared M. Slade (Dallas); David A. Brown (DC); Christopher TL Douglas (Charlotte); Courtney M. Wright (LA); Adam M. Baker, David A. Freedman (NY); Michael A. Kaeding (Raleigh); Teresa T. Bonder (San Francisco); Ryan W. Koppelman (Silicon Valley)
Total No. Attorneys 2019:
750 - 1K

Base Salary

Atlanta; North Carolina Offices
1st year: $165,000/$170,000 (Patent Bar Qualified)
Summer associate: $3,175/week Dallas; New York; DC; California Offices
1st year: $190,000
Summer Associate: $3,650/week

Summer Program

Summer Associate Offers:
46 out of 46 (2Ls only) (2018)

No. of Summer Associates:
55 total (46 2Ls; 9 1Ls) (2018)

Major Office Locations

Atlanta, GA (HQ)
Charlotte, NC
Dallas, TX
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Raleigh, NC
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC

Major Departments & Practices

Corporate & Finance
Environment, Land Development & Natural Resources
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Legislative & Public Policy
Privacy & Data Security
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.