Alston & Bird

Alston & Bird is a leading national law firm whose core practice areas are corporate, intellectual property, complex litigation and tax, with national industry focuses that include financial services, technology, health care, manufacturing, life sciences and energy.  The firm has built a reputation as one of the country’s best employers, appearing on FORTUNE magazine’s ranking of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 16 consecutive years, an unprecedented accomplishment among law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Research Triangle, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.

Our Investment Management, Trading & Markets Group provides services to a broad array of sophisticated clients across the asset management and financial services industries.  Our practice is comprehensive, supporting private investment funds, registered investment companies and broker-dealers, as well as clients structuring, distributing, trading, investing in and hedging with derivatives and structured products.

Our Alternative Investments team represents hedge funds, private equity funds, managed futures/commodity pools and other alternative vehicles, as well as their advisers, managers and sponsors.  Our Registered Investment Companies practice is multi-faceted, servicing open-end funds, closed-end funds and interval funds, from registration, documentation and distribution to ongoing regulatory compliance.  Our Broker-Dealer attorneys regularly advise broker-dealers on a variety of matters, including registration, disclosure and ongoing compliance issues, including regulatory examinations and investigations.  Our Derivatives & Structured Products group counsels on product development, transaction structure, regulatory, compliance, documentation, insolvency and litigation considerations and dispute resolution.