Alston & Bird

One Atlantic Center
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424, United States
Contact: Larry Schwartz, Communications Coordinator
Phone: 404-881-7000
Fax: 404-881-7777
Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agriculture
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Class Action
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Zoning, Planning & Land Use
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Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • D.C.
  • Georgia
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
Other Countries
  • Belgium
  • China
Number of Attorneys
800+ Attorneys

HHS Subjects Human Research to an Updated Common Rule

The Department of Health and Human Services has taken a step toward harmonizing the complex regulatory requirements for federal human subjects research. Our Health Care Group breaks down the changes to the Common Rule due to…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Current CMBS Experience – And a Path Forward

The CMBS industry is not attracting repeat borrowers in sufficient numbers and must improve the performing borrower experience if it’s to survive. Our Finance Group presents the results of our survey of players in the CMBS…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial

Supreme Court Strikes Down the Lanham Act’s Disparagement Clause

On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Matal v. Tam, held that the disparagement clause of the Lanham Act violates the First Amendment’s free speech clause. In a unanimous decision, the Court found that the portion of…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

Northern District of Illinois Dismisses Barnes & Noble Data Breach Lawsuit

Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered an order dismissing with prejudice a putative class action concerning a security breach affecting PIN pad devices at numerous…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CPSC Recall Snapshot: The New Norm in Civil Penalties and Fidget Spinners in the Crosshairs

Welcome to the June edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. Earlier this month, the CPSC announced a $5.2 million civil penalty against a recreational vehicle manufacturer for alleged “failure to report defective…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Personal Injury

EPA Risk Management Program (RMP) Facility Safety Rule Delayed Until Feb. 2019

The effective date of EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) Facility Safety Rule has been delayed from June 19, 2017 to February 19, 2019. EPA issued a Final Rule on June 9 explaining that the 20-month delay will “allow EPA to…more
 /  Environmental Law

ICAP: It's Not a TRAP

An IRS official recently stated that the United States will participate this fall along with several other countries in a pilot of the “international compliance assurance program (ICAP). ICAP is a “tax risk assessment…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation

Data Monetization and State Privacy Laws

On June 8, magazine publisher Trusted Media Brands, Inc. settled a class action lawsuit for $8.2 million after purportedly disclosing the personal information and magazine choices of customers to third parties. The lawsuit,…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Major Change in DOJ Environmental Penalty Policy

On June 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo prohibiting DOJ from including payments to third party non-government entities in civil and criminal settlements. This memo will have far reaching consequences for…more
 /  Environmental Law

Class Action Roundup: Spring 2017

Happy New Year! While we acknowledge that it’s nearly summer now, this issue of Roundup includes case highlights from the first quarter of 2017. The year kicked off with more activity than the last quarter of 2016, with cases in…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

The Independent Payment Advisory Board May Be Dead Before It’s Born

The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) was established under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with the mission of reducing the growth rate of Medicare spending. The necessary conditions to trigger IPAB activity have not yet…more
 /  Health

The American Health Care Act Moves Forward: What Employers Need to Know About the House-Passed Bill

Stage two of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now underway as focus shifts to the Senate, where significant changes are expected to be made to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as passed by the House…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Sets the Tone for Patent Exhaustion

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court altered the landscape of patent exhaustion in Impression Products Inc. v. Lexmark International Inc. The Court, in reversing the Federal Circuit, held that a patentee’s decision to sell a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Taxpayer Wish List

Taxpayers who have concrete suggestions for changes in tax regulations that would make life easier for their business activities should take this opportunity to inform the Treasury of those needs. Several Treasury officials in…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

New York Cybersecurity Rules: What Firms Need to Know

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced final “first-in-the-nation” cybersecurity regulations that took effect on March 1, 2017. New York’s Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) will administer these rules. NYDFS…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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