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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 three to six 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.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 7-10          
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a senior associate or Counsel for its Capital Transactions and Real Estate practice group in Atlanta. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and a minimum of seven 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" or "Counsel" as the "Position," depending on the appropriate level of seniority. Resume and law school transcript required. 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: 3-6          
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its finance practice group in Atlanta. Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ secured lending experience, including syndicated leveraged finance, asset-based lending, 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. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to narchibald@kslaw.com.

Financial Restructuring
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-5
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's Atlanta office seeks a midleve associate for its financial restructuring practice group. Candidates should have 3-5 years of legal experience in financial restructuring/bankruptcy, excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school, and strong research and writing 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 "Financial Restructuring" as the "Department" and "Associate" as the "Position." Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to narchibald@kslaw.com.

Healthcare
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior to midlevel associate for its healthcare practice group in Atlanta. Qualified candidates will have two to four years of healthcare litigation and/or government investigation defense and/or compliance investigation and counseling experience, in addition to superior 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. When completing the online application, select "Atlanta" as the Office, "Healthcare" as the Department, and "Lateral Associate" as the Position. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to narchibald@kslaw.com.

Tort Litigation & Environmental
# of Positions: 2-4 | Years of Experience: 3-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding’s Atlanta office seeks mid-level to senior associates for its tort litigation & environmental practice group in Atlanta to work on tobacco litigation matters. Candidates should have 3-6 years of 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 and be admitted to practice in both Florida and Georgia (or willing to sit for the next available bar exam in either Florida or Georgia, if only currently admitted in one of the two jurisdictions). To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above. When completing the online application, select “Tort Litigation/Environmental” as the “Department” and “Lateral Associate” as the “Position.” Resume, law school transcript, and writing sample are required. No search firm submissions, please.

CHARLOTTE

Finance
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 4-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its finance practice group in Charlotte. Candidates should have a minimum of three years' secured lending experience, which may include syndicated leveraged finance, asset-based lending, private placement notes and/or 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. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to ekota@kslaw.com

HOUSTON

Tort Litigation & Environmental
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior associate for its Tort and Environmental Practice Group in Houston. The group represents clients in product liability, toxic tort, and environmental arenas, handling mass tort class actions and managing complex discovery. Applicants should have at least one year of clerkship experience in addition to 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 law firm, including preferably some courtroom experience. 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 and law school transcript. When completing the online application, select "Houston" as the Office, "Tort Litigation/Envt" as the Department, and "Lateral Associate" as the Position. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to kbrown@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.

NEW YORK

Finance
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-6          
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior to mid-level associate for its finance practice group in New York. Candidates should have a minimum of three years’ secured lending experience, including syndicated leveraged finance, asset-based lending, 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. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to lpearlman@kslaw.com

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Antitrust
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 5-7
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a lateral associate with antitrust experience for its business litigation practice group in the Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates will have at least 5 years of antitrust experience. Antitrust experience with government investigations and litigation is preferred. Candidates must have strong academic credentials, and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills. When submitting the online application, select “Washington, DC” in the field for Office, “Business Litigation” in the field for Department, and “Lateral Associate” in the field for Position. No search firm submissions, please.

Business Litigation
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks an associate with federal appellate clerkship experience and an interest in appellate work to join its business litigation practice group in the Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and 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. Candidates with experience at law firms are also encouraged to apply. To learn more about the firm’s judicial clerkship hiring process, please click here. No search firm submissions, please.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 4-5
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks an associate for its dynamic litigation practice group in the Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of four years of substantive experience, strong academic credentials, and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  Candidates with experience in managing significant aspects of civil cases, arbitrations, and/or investigations in law firm or government settings are particularly encouraged to apply.  Judicial clerkships are also favored.  To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample. When submitting the online application, select “Washington, D.C.” in the field for Office, “Business Litigation” in the field for Department, and “Lateral Associate” in the field for Position. No search firm submissions, please.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 6-7
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks an associate for its dynamic litigation practice group in the Washington, DC office. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of four years of substantive experience, strong academic credentials, and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  Candidates with experience managing and leading civil cases, arbitrations, and/or investigations in law firm or government settings are particularly encouraged to apply.  Judicial clerkships are also favored.  To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume, law school transcript, and writing sample. When submitting the online application, select “Washington, D.C.” in the field for Office, “Business Litigation” in the field for Department, and “Lateral Associate” in the field for Position. No search firm submissions, please.

Special Matters
# of Positions: 2 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks 1-2 junior associates for its special matters practice group in the Washington, D.C. office.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and an interest in government investigations. Applicants should have at least one year of relevant practice experience in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical and communication skills. Spanish or Mandarin language fluency will be viewed favorably but is not required.  To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume, law school transcript, cover letter and writing sample. When submitting the online application, select “Washington, DC” in the field for Office, “Special Matters” 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 qanderson@kslaw.com.

Tort Litigation & Environmental
# of Positions: 1-2 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks an associate with 1-4 years of experience for its environmental practice group in Washington, D.C. Qualified candidates will have experience with a broad range of environmental issues, including environmental enforcement and compliance matters, and due diligence issues. Superior academic credentials, excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills are required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team is also important. When submitting the online application, select "Washington, DC" in the field for Office, "Tort Litigation/Envt" 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 lthompson@kslaw.com. *Please note that search firm submissions of judicial clerk candidates with no prior legal practice experience are specifically excluded.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks an associate with 1-4 years of experience for its environmental practice group in Washington, D.C. Qualified candidates will have experience with automotive safety and regulatory compliance matters, including internal investigations and audits, and government investigations and enforcement proceedings. Superior academic credentials, excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills are required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team is also important. When submitting the online application, select "Washington, DC" in the field for Office, "Tort Litigation/Envt" 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 lthompson@kslaw.com. *Please note that search firm submissions of judicial clerk candidates with no prior legal practice experience are specifically excluded.