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November 26, 2015 2:50 PM ET

Professional Services

Company Overview of Alston & Bird, LLP

Company Overview

Alston & Bird LLP offers legal advisory services. Its areas of practice include antitrust and investigations, bankruptcy, construction, environment, labor and employment, medical products and services, securities litigation, trial practice, white collar criminal defense, capital markets and investments, technology, financial services, healthcare, international, internet and e-business, legislation and public policy, public finance, real estate, and utilities. The firm also offers legal advisory services in the areas of intellectual property litigation, trademarks and copyrights, patents, employee benefits and executive compensation, ERISA litigation, wealth planning, exempt organizations, an...

1201 West Peachtree Street

One Atlantic Center

Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

United States

Founded in 1893





Key Executives for Alston & Bird, LLP

Managing Partner
Age: 74
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Alston & Bird, LLP Key Developments

Alston & Bird Announces Executive Appointments

Alston & Bird has bolstered its antitrust capabilities with the addition of former U.S. Justice Department official John Snyder as an antitrust partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and the appointment of partner Adam Biegel to lead the office’s Antitrust Practice. Snyder joins from the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, where he served for more than two years as counsel to Assistant Attorney General William Baer. In this role, he played an integral part in the division’s Front Office team, advising the Assistant Attorney General on a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including merger and nonmerger investigations, enforcement actions and competition policy initiatives. He worked with Deputy Assistant Attorneys General to supervise key matters, including recent investigations in the telecommunications, technology and healthcare sectors. Prior to that position, Snyder spent 10 years as a senior trial attorney in the Antitrust Division’s Transportation, Energy & Agriculture Section. Biegel, who recently relocated from the firm’s Atlanta office, has been a leader of the U.S. antitrust bar for more than 15 years. He regularly represents leading U.S. and global companies on a broad range of antitrust issues, including matters before the DOJ and U.S. Federal Trade Commission, mergers and joint ventures, internal investigations, pricing and distribution practices, compliance counseling and training, multidistrict litigation and pre-merger reviews under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and foreign competition laws. In addition to being recognized for his antitrust work by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers, he has served on the governing board of the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law and chaired its Corporate Counseling Committee and is a former chair of the State Bar of Georgia Antitrust Section. He also is a former president of the Federalist Society’s Atlanta Lawyers Chapter and served on the legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). Snyder and Biegel are the latest additions to Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., office.

Alston & Bird Opens First Asia Office in Beijing; Names Hu Yitai to Lead New Office

Alston & Bird has launched an office in Beijing, its first location in Asia and second overseas. The office mainly targets outbound work from China, assisting Chinese companies with cross-border legal matters primarily in the United States. A significant focus of the office will be advising Chinese companies on US intellectual property law in federal and state courts across a broad range of patent, licensing, and other disputes. The company announced the new office is led by IP litigation partner Hu Yitai, who was previously based in the firm's Silicon Valley office and is moving to Beijing to be the chief representative. Apart from IP-related litigation and arbitration, he has strong experience in section 337 investigations before the US International Trade Commission. He has been involved in more than 20 such investigations, acting as lead counsel in 16 of them. He will be joined in Beijing by local partner Helen Su and counsel Uni Li, who are from the firm's Silicon Valley and Washington DC office respectively. Su's practice also focuses on IP while Li is experienced in international trade and regulatory. The three senior fee-earners are all qualified in the US.

Alston & Bird LLP Appoints Scott Harty as Partner

Alston & Bird LLP expanded its federal and international tax practice, enlisting Scott Harty as partner in the firm's Atlanta office. He focuses on complex domestic and cross-border commercial transactions, including taxable and tax-free mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. Harty joins from the Atlanta office of Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP, where he was a partner and head of the tax practice.

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