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We encourage qualified experienced candidates to apply for current open positions. Hiring decisions are based on legal experience, academic background and the current needs of our practice groups.

Legal search firms that have a current written placement agreement with King & Spalding are invited to submit resumes for open positions unless the position announcement specifically notes an exclusion. We will not accept resumes from search firms with which we do not have an established agreement.


ATLANTA

Business Litigation
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2-4
Type of Experience:  King & Spalding seeks a junior to mid-level associate attorney for its Business Litigation practice group in Atlanta.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and between two and four years’ large law firm experience in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and a law school transcript. When completing the online application, select “Business Litigation” as the “Department” and “Lateral Associate” as the “Position.”  Resume and law school transcript required.  Cover letter and writing sample optional.

Capital Transactions and Real Estate
# of Positions: 2 | Years of Experience: 3-5
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level to senior associate attorney for its Capital Transactions and Real Estate practice group in Atlanta.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and a minimum of three years’ large law firm experience in commercial real estate transactions, such as acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and joint ventures.  To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and a law school transcript. When completing the online application, select “CapTran & Real Estate” as the “Department” and “Lateral Associate” as the “Position.” Resume and law school transcript required. 

Corporate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level or senior associate for its Corporate practice group in Atlanta. Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience, including experience working on public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and corporate governance. All candidates should have large law firm experience and excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school. To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above.  In order to expedite processing of applications, please indicate the following on your application:  (1) select "Atlanta" in the field for "Office"; (2) select "Corporate" in the field for "Department"; and (3) select "Lateral Associate" in the field for "Position."  

Finance
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-5
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's Atlanta office seeks a mid-level associate for its finance practice group. Candidates should have a minimum of three to five years' experience representing lending institutions and corporate borrowers in a variety of lending transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, private placement of notes, and acquisition financing. Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school required. To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and a law school transcript. When completing the online application, select “Finance” as the “Department” and “Lateral Associate” as the “Position.”  Resume and law school transcript required.  Cover letter and writing sample optional.

Intellectual Property
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2+
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a patent agent for its intellectual property practice group in Atlanta. Candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience and a PhD in chemistry, including organic, inorganic, biochemistry or polymer chemistry.  Excellent academic credentials are required.  To apply, please submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and transcript. When submitting the online application, select “Atlanta” in the field for Office, “Intellectual Property” in the field for Department, and “Patent Agent” in the field for Position. If you did not attend law school, select “Not Applicable” in the field for Law School and “1900” in the field for Graduation Year. No search firm submissions, please.

Labor & Employment
# of Positions:  1
Years of Experience: 3-5
Type of Experience:  King & Spalding seeks a mid-level to senior associate attorney for its Business Litigation/Labor & Employment practice group in the Atlanta office. Candidates should have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience handling all areas of employment law.  Excellent academic credentials and prior experience required.  To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the “Apply Online” link above and include a resume and a law school transcript.  When completing the online application, select “Labor & Employment” as the “Department” and “Lateral Associate” as the “Position.”   A resume and law school transcript are required; cover letter and writing sample are optional.  

Tort Litigation & Environmental
# of Positions: 3 | Years of Experience: 4-6 years
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks 3 mid-level to senior associates for its tort litigation & environmental practice group in Atlanta for tobacco litigation matters. Candidates should have a minimum of 4-6 years’ experience.  Candidates should have significant trial experience and litigation skills, including taking depositions of fact and expert witnesses, oral argument of discovery and pretrial motions, and examination of witnesses at trial. Candidates should be experienced in all aspects of trial preparation.  All candidates should have excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school as well as strong legal research and writing skills.  Preference for candidates admitted to practice in both Florida and Georgia (or admitted in Georgia and willing to take the Florida Bar Exam).  To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above.  In order to expedite processing of applications, please indicate the following on your application:  (1) select "Atlanta" in the field for "Office"; (2) select "Tort Litigation/Environmental" in the field for "Department"; and (3) select "Lateral Associate" in the field for "Position."  

AUSTIN

Business Litigation
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior associate for its business litigation practice group in Austin.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  Qualified candidates will also have one to three years of litigation experience at a large law firm and, ideally, will have completed a federal court clerkship.  Consideration will be given to candidates who are currently completing a federal court clerkship*.  To apply, please submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and attach a resume, law school transcript and cover letter.  Applicants should indicate their earliest start date in the cover letter.  When completing the online application, select “Austin” as the Office, “Business Litigation” as the Department, and “Lateral Associate” as the Position.  Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to lthompson@kslaw.com.  *Please note that search firm submissions of candidates currently completing a clerkship, with no prior legal practice experience, are specifically excluded.  Current judicial clerks are encouraged to apply directly and may learn more about the firm’s clerkship hiring process on our “Judicial Clerks” page.

CHARLOTTE

Corporate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-5
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its corporate practice group in Charlotte. Candidates should have a minimum of three years of general corporate experience, including mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. All candidates should have large law firm experience and excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school. To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and law school transcript. When applying online, select “Charlotte” in the field for Office, “Corporate” in the field for Department and “Lateral Associate” in the field for Position. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to ekota@kslaw.com.

Finance
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks an associate for its finance practice group in Charlotte. Candidates should have between three and four years’ experience representing financial institutions in lending transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, private placement of notes and acquisition financing. Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school required. To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and a law school transcript. When submitting the online application, select “Charlotte” in the field for Office, “Finance” in the field for Department, and “Lateral Associate” in the field for Position. No search firm submissions, please.

HOUSTON

Global Transactions
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 4-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its Global Transactions practice group in the Houston office.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and a minimum of four years’ large law firm experience in energy transactions.  The candidate should have pipeline and LNG experience.  Ideal candidates will have industry experience in a relevant business or in-house legal role (which will be weighed against the requirement for four years’ law firm tenure), or experience with FERC regulation of oil or gas pipelines.  The work will involve advising clients in the structuring, development, and financing of energy projects.  To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and law school transcript.  When applying online, select “Houston” in the field for Office, “Global Transactions” in the field for Department, and “Lateral Associate” in the field for Position.  No search firm submissions, please. 

International Arbitration
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2
Type of Experience: King & Spalding’s Houston office seeks a Senior Associate (International Arbitration) to conduct research, analyze legal issues, and provide legal advice to clients in connection with international commercial and investment disputes in the energy, mining, construction and commodities sectors, with specific emphasis on the laws of Argentina and other foreign civil law jurisdictions.  Travel to Latin America and Europe 25% of the time. Juris doctor degree or foreign law school equivalent. 2 yrs. exp. as a Senior Associate preparing cases and drafting pleadings in international arbitration cases, including cases before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes; preparing and presenting oral arguments to arbitration tribunals in matters involving laws of Argentina or foreign laws in Latin America. Texas State Bar Admission or Texas State Bar Certification as Foreign Legal Consultant or ability to obtain. Email resume to: rplevy@kslaw.com.  No search firm submissions please. REF: SNRASSOC. (Int’l Arbitration).

NEW YORK

Intellectual Property
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2+
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a patent agent for its intellectual property practice group in New York. Candidates should have a minimum of two years’ experience and a PhD in chemistry, including organic, inorganic, biochemistry or polymer chemistry.  Excellent academic credentials are required.  To apply, please submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and transcript. When submitting the online application, select “New York” in the field for Office, “Intellectual Property” in the field for Department, and “Patent Agent” in the field for Position. If you did not attend law school, select “Not Applicable” in the field for Law School and “1900” in the field for Graduation Year. No search firm submissions, please.

SILICON VALLEY

Business Litigation
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 4-6
Type of Experience:  King & Spalding seeks an associate for its business litigation practice group in Silicon Valley.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials, previous experience in mentoring and training junior colleagues, and between four and six years of large law firm experience, in addition to excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills.  To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume, law school transcript and cover letter. When completing the online application, select “Silicon Valley” in the field for Office, “Business Litigation” as the Department and “Lateral Associate” as the Position.  Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to lthompson@kslaw.com.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Healthcare
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-5
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a midlevel healthcare regulatory associate (3-5 years of experience) to work in the Washington D.C. office of the Healthcare Practice Group.  The candidate should have practice experience in the areas of federal health care payment and policy.  Candidates with significant experience in Medicare reimbursement and coverage issues are preferred.  Special consideration will be given to candidates with Medicare litigation experience, though no such experience is required to apply.  We seek a candidate with strong academic credentials and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  To apply, please submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and attach a resume and law school transcript.  No search firm submissions, please.