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

An English-Language Primer on Germany’s GDPR Implementation Statute: Part 1 of 5

Over the past year, the German government has been working on legislation to implement the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). On July 6, 2017, Germany did so by passing a statute titled the Data Protection…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dealing with Disaster: Issues and Relief for Employee Benefit Plans

In the period following natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, employer plan sponsors will be faced with any number of hardship-related employee benefit plan administration issues. Many of these involve critical…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

FTC Announces First Privacy Shield Enforcement Actions

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it had settled charges against three companies alleged to have falsely claimed participation in Privacy Shield. Privacy Shield supports EU – U.S. transfers of personal data by…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Information Exchange Under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard Begins Early in Select Countries

Modeled after the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – the U.S.’s information reporting regime for U.S. holders of foreign accounts – the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) approved the Common…more
 /  International Law & Trade, Taxation

Lawsuits Are Focused on Wellness Program Compliance. Are You?

Wellness programs are a win-win for everybody – until administrators run afoul of ambiguous rules and regulations. Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group analyzes two recent lawsuits that could impact program…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Land Use Matters, Alston & Bird LLP, September 2017

Land Use Matters provides information and insights into legal and regulatory developments, primarily at the Los Angeles City and County levels, affecting land use matters, as well as new CEQA appellate decisions. Please see…more
 /  Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Dual-Class Stock Blessed for Spin

A new Letter Ruling from the IRS brings concerns for corporations looking at a spinoff. Our Federal Tax Group breaks down the guidelines and what they mean. - Dual-class structure - Debt - Delayed transfers LTR 201731004…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law, Taxation

If Republicans Agree on 80% of Tax Reform, What’s the Other 20%?

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) have both stated that Republicans agree on about 80% of tax reform. The needle might have moved closer to 90% with the…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Class Action Roundup: Summer 2017

Welcome to our second Roundup of 2017, where we feature the cases litigated and settlements finalized during the second calendar quarter of the year. It was a very active quarter in almost all of the categories we monitor, with…more
 /  Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Consumer Protection

Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Scottrade Data Breach Suit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s dismissal of a putative class action brought by customers of the brokerage firm Scottrade in the wake of an alleged data breach…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CPSC Recall Snapshot – Recall Effectiveness

Welcome to the August edition of the Alston & Bird CPSC Recall Snapshot. Last month, the CPSC held a Recall Effectiveness Workshop, which was organized to allow the CPSC staff and industry stakeholders to discuss the CPSC…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Delaware’s Escheats Law Faces Due Process Challenge

In 2015, following Delaware’s commencement of an unclaimed property audit of Plains All American Pipeline, that holder initiated a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware seeking declaratory judgment that…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law

Big Tax Court Win for Eaton in Canceled APA Case

In a significant taxpayer victory, the Tax Court, in a memorandum decision, has ruled in Eaton Corp. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner that the IRS’s decision to cancel Eaton Corporation’s two advance pricing agreements (APAs) was…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be

You open your mailbox. There’s your monthly water bill. Inside, you notice it’s gone up nearly $500—but your use hasn’t changed. How could this be? And maybe more important, can you afford it? This is an essential question,…more
 /  Environmental Law

UK Will Soon Introduce a New Data Protection Bill

The UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport is planning to present a new Data Protection Bill to the Parliament in early September. This new Bill will replace the current UK Data Protection Act 1998 and will effectively…more
 /  Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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