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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 lateral associate for its business litigation practice group in the Atlanta office. Qualified candidates will have at least two years of commercial litigation experience, strong academic credentials, and excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills.  When submitting the online application, select “Atlanta” in the field for Office, “Business Litigation” 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.

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: 2-6
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.

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.

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.  This position is not open to current law students; the group is seeking a junior associate who already has a J.D. and is available to start work this spring. 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.  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 by clicking here.  

CHARLOTTE

Finance
# of Positions: 1-2 | Years of Experience: 3-6
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, 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. 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

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 Houston. 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 “Houston” 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 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

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.

SILICON VALLEY

Corporate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior associate for its corporate practice group in Silicon Valley. Candidates should have between one and three years' experience representing companies in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, growth equity investments and financing transactions. Large law firm experience and excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school are also required; California bar admission strongly preferred. To apply, submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume and law school transcript. When submitting the online application, select “Silicon Valley” in the field for Office, "Corporate" for the Department and "Lateral Associate" for the Position. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to lthompson@kslaw.com.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Energy
# of Positions: 1 / Years of Experience: Variable
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a staff attorney for its energy regulatory practice group in the Washington office. The ideal candidates will have experience in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) electric and natural gas matters and with pipeline safety matters. Additional FERC experience, including experience with FERC’s eTariff system and electric market-based rate requirements, is preferred. Candidates must have good credentials and strong legal research and writing skills. To apply, please submit materials via the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and attach a resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and cover letter. No search firm submissions, please.

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.

Special Matters
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior associate for its special matters practice group in Washington, D.C. 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. 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.