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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

Suite 4900

Atlanta, GA 30309-3424

United States

Founded in 1893





Key Executives for Alston & Bird LLP

Managing Partner
Age: 75
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Alston & Bird LLP Key Developments

Alston & Bird Announces Addition of John D. Hanover as Partner in the Firms Los Angeles Office

Alston & Bird has expanded its construction and government contracting capabilities with the addition of John D. Hanover as partner in the firms Los Angeles office. He was previously with Peckar & Abramson, P.C., where he was a former managing partner of the firms Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco offices and a member of its executive committee. Hanover has more than 30 years experience as a construction litigator working on a wide range of complex, high-visibility matters from contract disputes and delay and interruption claims, to payment remedies and defective work complaints. He represents a diverse client base that includes general contractors, subcontractors, developers, design professionals, construction managers, owners, financial institutions, and sureties. In addition to his work at Peckar & Abramson, Hanover served as executive chairman, CEO, and general counsel of the broker-dealer known as Hanover Securities for the past year and as President and general counsel of the registered investment advisor Banes Capital Management, LLC, from 2012 through 2016.

Alston & Bird Opens San Francisco Office, Expands in Los Angeles; Announces Executive Changes

Alston & Bird is deepening its California presence by opening an office in San Francisco and expanding in Los Angeles. Robert (Bo) Phillips from Reed Smith and Michael Agoglia from Morrison & Foerster have joined three Alston & Bird partners and their teams to open the new office, located at 560 Mission Street in San Franciscos South Financial District. Arriving with Phillips and Agoglia are two other partners and four additional attorneys from Reed Smith, including three who will be based in Alston & Birds Los Angeles office. The new partners and their teams from Reed Smith and Morrison & Foerster have significant experience advising multinational and national companies on high-stakes class action and multidistrict litigation. Phillips, who was co-leader of Reed Smiths Class Action Team, has a long record of successfully defending insurance companies and other financial institutions in high-profile class actions involving financial products, sales practices, fair lending, and advertising claims. Agoglia is the former managing partner of Morrison & Foersters San Francisco office and co-chair of the firms Financial Services Litigation Practice Group. He has represented numerous financial services companies and other clients as national coordinating counsel in large, multiparty and multiforum litigation; government enforcement actions, and internal investigations. Alston & Bird partners who have relocated to San Francisco are: Teresa Bonder, a 25-year veteran of Alston & Bird and leader of the firms Antitrust Team, who focuses her practice on high-stakes antitrust and other commercial disputes, including financial services litigation. She has litigated antitrust claims in courts across the country on behalf of clients in the pharmaceutical, financial services, and other industries. In addition, she has defended multiple financial services institutions in antitrust investigations and claims relating to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, and other actions brought by classes of consumers, competitors, and trade associations. Jeff Tsai, who leads Alston & Birds State Attorneys General Team and is a member of the firms Government & Internal Investigations Group. A former special assistant attorney general of California and senior member of former state Attorney General Kamala Harriss executive management team, Tsai focuses his practice on civil enforcement areas such as consumer protection and data security/privacy, as well as criminal white collar areas related to trade secret theft and economic espionage, complex frauds and foreign bribery, and ethics/compliance. He has tried 20 federal trials and argued multiple federal appeals. Jocelyn Thompson, partner in the firms Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group, who has extensive experience in environmental permitting and land use approvals for industrial and infrastructure projects. She also advises clients on compliance with the full range of environmental laws. Also joining from Reed Smith is partner Thomas Evans and senior counsel William Higgins in San Francisco and partner Kathy Huang and counsel Sam Park in Los Angeles, along with several associates in both San Francisco and Los Angeles: Thomas Evans, located in San Francisco, concentrates his practice on consumer class action defense in cases alleging violations of false advertising, unfair competition, and consumer fraud statutes, as well as actions for mail and wire fraud under RICO. William Higgins, also located in San Francisco, focuses his practice on national and state class action defense, primarily involving the marketing, design, and administration of life insurance and annuity products. He also has experience in litigation and non-litigation matters outside of the insurance industry involving antitrust, unfair competition, product and service distribution, advertising, trademark and trade secrets, and consumer finance.

Alston & Bird LLP Appoints Elizabeth Corbett as Counsel in Litigation and Trial Group

Alston & Bird LLP expanded its financial services litigation capabilities, adding Elizabeth Corbett as counsel in its litigation and trial group. Corbett joins from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she spent more than five years, most recently serving as acting chief of staff responsible for the agency's day-to-day management. Previously, she was the CFPB’s deputy chief of staff; counsel to the associate director for supervision, enforcement, and fair lending; and enforcement attorney. Before her tenure at the CFPB, Corbett served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, where she investigated and prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony criminal cases in DC Superior Court. Corbett initially joins Alston & Bird's Washington office, but will relocate to Raleigh, N.C.

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