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Alston & Bird LLP

Alston & Bird LLP is a great place to work, and the attorneys and staff are always singing its praises. The firm's kindness towards its clients has left a lasting impression on me.
The exceptional professionalism and quick response times of Stephanie Denney left a lasting impression on us and our staff.
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Salary & Benefits

Alston & Bird takes pride in being an employer of choice, and the comprehensive benefit package provided to its attorneys confirms this commitment. It provides reimbursement of reasonable moving expenses for all entry-level associates and experienced attorneys. Reimbursement of bar expenses, including bar application fees, MPRE and a bar review course. Judicial clerkship bonus, a merit bonus program, four weeks of vacation annually , flexible work and pre-tax payroll deductions for parking and mass transit

The firm determines the amount of an associates bonus on number of hours billed, quality of work, pro bono hours, business developments and overall contribution to the firm's activities.

Title Branch/
Exp. year Period Avg Base
Associate Raleigh 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate New York City 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Charlotte 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Atlanta 1st Year Yearly $165,000.00 
Associate Washington 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Palo Alto 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Dallas 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate Los Angeles 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 
Associate San Francisco 1st Year Yearly $190,000.00 


  • 401(k)/IRA/Other Retirement Plan
  • Bar Association Fees
  • Business Casual Dress Code
  • Child Care Subsidy
  • CLE
  • Dental Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family/Dependent Care Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account/Pre-Tax Option
  • Life/AD&D
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Medical Spending Account
  • On-site Child Care - Emergency
  • Parental Leave
  • Parking/Transportation
  • Relocation Expenses
  • Sabbatical Program
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Technology (Laptop, PDA, etc.)
  • Vacation Leave
  • Vision Insurance

Benefits Package:

Benefits Package: Cafeteria plan for medical, dental and vision benefits with no waiting period. Medical plans include a $25,000 infertility benefit. Medical opt out credits of up to $2400 per year. Benefits offered for same and opposite sex domestic partners and the firm provides gross up on the imputed income. Firm-paid life and disability insurance, bar dues for DC and one state, 4 weeks vacation, 3 months paid maternity leave, 3 weeks paid paternity leave and a professional development allowance. Adoption assistance, in-home elder care, in-home child care, child care while traveling, back-up child care, family referral service, employee assistance program, discounted corporate concierge service and 401(k) plan also offered. Attorney luncheons and annual retreats.

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