Alston & Bird, LLP

Domestic and International Business Law Firm

Alston & Bird, LLP

950 F Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004

Phone(202) 239-3300
Fax (202) 239-3333

Law Firm Overview

Alston & Bird, founded in 1893, is a major U.S. full-service law firm with an extensive national and international practice. The firm has 850 attorneys with offices in Atlanta, Georgia; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and Ventura County, California; Dallas, Texas; and Charlotte and the Research Triangle in North Carolina, offering services in virtually every practice area from antitrust to wealth planning. We have attorneys and support staff who are fluent in German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish and Hindi.

Alston & Bird’s international group is a multidisciplinary team of attorneys focused on business investment, intellectual property, tax, finance, regulatory, immigration, 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 attorneys 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 attorneys 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.

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 has been ranked by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the 10th year in a row, making it the only law firm to have achieved such a record. Alston & Bird is included in BTI’s Client Service 30 for 2009 — the elite law firms clients rank as the absolute best at client service.


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