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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

Capital Transactions and Real Estate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-6
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. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to narchibald@kslaw.com.

Corporate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 4-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its corporate practice group in the Atlanta office. Qualified Candidates should have a minimum of four years’ experience in corporate transactions.  The candidate should have significant experience working on public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Candidates should also have familiarity with securities transactions. All candidates should have large law firm experience and excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school. When submitting the online application, select “Atlanta” 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 narchibald@kslaw.com.

Corporate
# of Positions: 2 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior associate for its corporate practice group in the Atlanta office. Qualified Candidates should have between one and three years' experience representing companies in mergers and acquisitions, securities, capital markets transactions and/or corporate governance matters. Large law firm experience and excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school are also 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 “Atlanta” 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 narchibald@kslaw.com.

Finance
# of Positions: 1
Years of Experience: 0-1
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's Atlanta office seeks an entry-level associate for its finance practice group. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school and strong research and writing skills.  A background in business or finance is preferred. 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 “Associate” as the “Position.”  No search firm submissions, please.

Intellectual Property
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1+
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a patent agent to support a sophisticated patent prosecution practice its intellectual property practice group in Atlanta.  Qualified candidates must have a U.S.P.T.O. registration number and at least one year of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications.  The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  Experience with optics is also beneficial.  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.

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.  Candidates whose experience involves work related to the Public Utility Commission of Texas preferred; experience with other Texas regulatory agencies or construction law will also be considered.  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

Business Litigation
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a staff attorney for its business litigation practice group in Austin.  Qualified candidates will have strong academic credentials and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  Candidates whose experience involves work related to the Public Utility Commission of Texas preferred; experience with other Texas regulatory agencies or construction law will also be considered.  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 “Other” as the Position.  No search firm submissions will be accepted. 

HOUSTON

Global Transactions
# of Positions: 2 | Years of Experience: 3-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks two junior to mid-level associates for its Global Transactions practice group in the Houston office.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and a minimum of three years’ large law firm experience in energy transactions.  The preferred candidate will have LNG experience and may have pipeline experience.  Ideal candidates will have industry experience in a relevant business or in-house legal role (which will be weighed against the requirement for three 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.  Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to kbrown@kslaw.com.

NEW YORK

Corporate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its corporate practice group in the New York office. Qualified Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ experience in corporate transactions. The candidate should have significant experience working on public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Candidates should also have familiarity with securities transactions. All candidates should have large law firm experience and excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school. When submitting the online application, select “New York” 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 jtortora@kslaw.com.

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.

Middle East Investment in the U.S.
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's New York office seeks a junior to mid-level associate to be part of  its award-winning Middle East investment and finance practice, which handles the investments of Middle East investors in the United States. Qualified candidates will have excellent academic credentials and a minimum of one years’ law firm experience, most of which is finance, and ideally real estate finance.  This position will involve a mixture of real estate finance, fund formation and investment structuring and joint venture work.  To apply, please complete the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and law school transcript.  Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to jtortora@kslaw.com.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Business Litigation
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding LLP seeks an associate with clerkship experience to join our Business Litigation practice group as an Associate on the Appellate team in the Washington, D.C. office.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and, ideally, will be completing or have recently completed a federal court appellate clerkship. Applicants should have at least one year of relevant clerkship experience in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  Law clerks with experience at law firms are also encouraged to apply. To apply, please submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and attach a resume and law school transcript.   More information about our Judicial Clerkship hiring process can be found on our website at: http://www.kslaw.com/careers/Judicial-Clerks.  No search firm submissions, please.