Atlanta Legal Market

Market Overview

Top companies headquartered in Atlanta include Home Depot, United Parcel Service (UPS), Coca Cola, Delta Airlines, Southern Company, and AFLAC. Approximately 20 of the Fortune 500 companies have their headquarters in Georgia, with an additional 13 companies in the Fortune 1000 based in the state. (Five companies are based in Georgia, not specifically Atlanta, but most legal work is done out of the Atlanta law firms for these companies.)

Four Atlanta-based firms are on the Am Law 100 list: King & Spalding (#27), Alston & Bird (#48), Troutman Sanders (#67), and Kilpatrick Townsend &Stockton (#73). Although revenue growth in 2015 slowed overall for Am Law 100 firms to 2.7% on average, three Atlanta firms bucked the trend – King & Spalding reported a 9% jump in revenue, Troutman's went up nearly 11%, and Alston & Bird's rose 6.6%. Twenty-seven Am Law 100 firms have an Atlanta office.

Practice Area Overview

What's Hot?
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities
  • Finance
What's Warm?
  • Real Estate
  • Labor & Employment
  • Health Care
  • Privacy
What's Not?
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Litigation
  • IP Litigation
  • Environmental

Recruiting Outlook

Ties to Georgia, or at least the Southeast, are highly preferred.Connections to Georgia or other southern schools may be preferred at some firms.


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Largest Law Firms

  • Alston & Bird
  • King & Spalding
  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton
  • Troutman Sanders
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge
  • Morris, Manning & Martin
  • Jones Day
  • Arnall Golden Gregory
  • Smith, Gambrell & Russell

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Maps & Directions

Google Location Map Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Avenue NW Washington, DC 20001