Alston & Bird
International law firm Alston & Bird is a longtime Best Company, marking its 24th year on the list.
- Alston & Bird recently updated its policy, providing its legal staff 150 billable-hours credit to spend on pro bono work, including up to 50 billable hours on diversity work.
- Lean-In Sessions, held twice a year, give middle management lawyers the opportunity to meet one-on-one with executive staff to discuss career goals and receive coaching.
- The law firm expanded its benefits package to include free counseling sessions for employees and their families.
- “From its supportive environment and focus on diversity and inclusion to its financial transparency—demonstrated through annual meetings where associates and partners both receive the same level of information about the last year’s performance—the firm works hard to live these values,” said one employee.
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As of 4/4/23
Market Value ($M)
Rank last year
Years on list
Employees (as of March 2023)
Job openings (as of March 2023)
Employees and job openings are U.S.-only.
BenefitsAs of 7/1/22
100% health coverage
Compressed work weeks
Option to work remotely
Minimum requirement in-office attendance (days per week)
Percentage of health care premiums covered
Mental health coverage
Free mental health sessions (per year)
Free backup childcare time off (days)
Maximum $ amount covered for fertility services
$20,001 to $40,000
Fully paid maternal leave (days)
Fully paid paternal leave (days)
Fully paid adoptive leave (days)
Maternal leave in addition to regular time off (days)
Paid days off for volunteering
DiversityAs of 7/1/22
% Native American/Alaska Native
% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
% Two or more races
% Unknown ethnicity
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