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...
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Alston & Bird Elects 20 New Partners
Jan 5 17
Alston & Bird has announced the election of 20 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1. The firms new partners are Shri Abhyankar (Atlanta) has been named a partner in firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. Focusing on IP litigation and counseling, he represents clients in patent litigation and enforcement throughout the U.S. district courts and before the International Trade Commission. Adam M. Baker (New York) has been named a partner in firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. He focuses on government and internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and regulatory matters, representing public companies and corporate directors and officers in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other criminal and civil authorities. Brian D. Boone (Charlotte) has been named a partner in firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice Group. He has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, representing clients before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state appellate and trial courts, and arbitration panels in cases involving constitutional law, antitrust issues, and health care, securities, and state consumer fraud laws. Xavier M. Brandwajn (Silicon Valley) has been named a partner in firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, where he represents U.S. and international clients in patent, trade secret. Emily Seymour Costin (Washington, D.C.) has been named a partner in firm’s Compensation, Benefits & ERISA Litigation Group. She represents employee benefit plan sponsors, insurers, and fiduciaries in a wide range of ERISA class actions, single-plaintiff matters, and government investigations/litigations involving 401(k)/employer stock programs, employee stock ownership plans, benefit terminations, investment/fee matters, and individual benefit claims. Christopher TL Douglas (Charlotte) has been named a partner in firm’s Intellectual Property Patent Prosecution Group. He focuses on representing both petitioners and patent owners before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in pre- and post-grant proceedings covering a broad range of complex technologies, including bar code scanning, energy management, marine electronics, data encryption, and global positioning systems. Martin H. Dozier (Atlanta) has been named a partner in firm’s Financial Services & Products Group. He advises business development companies and other alternative investment vehicles, including public and private companies, on such matters as fund formation, public securities offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and corporate governance. Jonathan T. Edwards (Atlanta) has been named a partner in firm’s Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Group, where he represents a variety of clients in complex bankruptcy cases, workouts, debt restructurings, distressed acquisitions and dispositions, and complex commercial litigation and advises on bankruptcy structuring issues in leveraged finance, securitization, and structured finance transactions. David A. Freedman (New York) has been named a partner in firm’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group. He focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate finance, representing national banks and other institutional investors on the origination, purchase, sale, and other dispositions of senior and subordinate debt secured by complex commercial properties throughout the U.S. George Bo S. Griffith IV (Atlanta) has been named a partner in firm’s Financial Services & Products Group. He counsels financial institutions, payment systems providers, and wealth management companies in mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions including public and private securities offerings in addition to advising on securities regulation and reporting and corporate governance. Russell A. Hilton (Atlanta) has been named a partner in firm’s Health Care Group. He represents public, private, and not-for-profit health care companies in mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing transactions, and public and private securities offerings and advises on corporate governance matters and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and reporting. Jason W. Howard (Atlanta) has been named a partner in firm’s Real Estate Finance & Investment Group. Representing developers, purchasers, and sellers in all aspects of real estate transactions across a variety of asset classes, he also represents both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of financing transactions and workouts, including commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans, asset-based loans, and project financings. Matthew W. Howell (Atlanta) has been named a partner in firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group. He represents clients before U.S. federal and state courts, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and International Trade Commission, focusing on patent litigation in the chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical arts. Michael D. Jewesson (Dallas) has been named a partner in firm’s Finance Group. He focuses on finance and corporate securities matters, with an emphasis on representing borrowers, issuers, sellers, servicers, rating agencies, lenders, and investors in public and private issuances of asset-backed securities and commercial and residential mortgage-backed securities.
Alston & Bird Announces Executive Appointments
Dec 6 16
Alston & Bird has expanded its litigation capabilities with the addition of Adam Kaiser and John Aerni as partners in the firms New York office. Senior litigators with more than 50 years of experience between them, they arrive from Winston & Strawn LLP. Adam and John are known for their successful representation of clients in insurance class actions and other complex litigation. With business leaders facing growing pressure from regulatory investigations, civil litigation and other risks, Adam and John bring an exceptional track record in working with clients to manage the multitude of cross-jurisdictional legal, business and technology issues arising from large and lengthy legal actions. Kaisers practice focuses on complex commercial cases, principally in the areas of insurance, financial institutions, sports and entertainment, real estate and construction. He has more than 20 years experience representing insurance companies in litigation and arbitration, especially class actions, and was the first lawyer in the country to defeat class certification in a modal premium class action in the 2005 case Medina v. Conseco Annuity Assur. Co. Aerni brings more than 30 years of courtroom experience as lead counsel for major insurer and financial services clients in dozens of complex litigation matters, particularly class actions involving life, health and long-term care insurance; annuities; property/casualty insurance and other financial products. He has been lead counsel in more than 20 trials and argued numerous appeals. His representative matters include numerous defenses of class actions in which defendants prevailed on dispositive motions or by defeating class certification. Kaiser and Aerni are the most recent additions to Alston & Birds New York office.