Richard R. Hays

Chairman & Managing Partner

Richard Hays is the Managing Partner of Alston & Bird. Since 2008, he has led the strategic direction of the firm and played a key role in its growth and performance. Mr. Hays also chairs the firm’s Administrative Committee. The firm has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, Silicon Valley, Research Triangle and Brussels. Prior to his election as the Managing Partner, Mr. Hays served as the firm’s Financial Partner and also headed the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice group. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Hays received his undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1982, a masters from Edinburgh University in 1984 as a Rotary Scholar and his law degree from Vanderbilt in 1986, where he was an editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.