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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.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior associate attorney for its Business Litigation practice group in Atlanta, to focus on insurance coverage and recovery litigation. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and between one and four years’ large law firm experience in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills. Prior experience with insurance coverage disputes 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 “Business Litigation” as the “Department” and “Lateral Associate” as the “Position.” Resume, law school transcript, and writing sample are 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: 5-7
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a midlevel to senior associate attorney for its Business Litigation practice group in Atlanta, to focus on insurance coverage and recovery litigation. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and between five and seven years’ large law firm experience in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills. Prior experience with insurance coverage disputes, particularly substantive experience such as depositions and hearings, is strongly 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 “Business Litigation” as the “Department” and “Lateral Associate” as the “Position.” Resume, law school transcript, and writing sample are 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: 3-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its corporate practice group in the Atlanta office. Qualified Candidates should have a three or more 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.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 0-2
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 May 2016 graduates; the group is seeking a junior associate who already has a J.D. and is available to start work this winter. 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.

Financial Restructuring
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's Atlanta office seeks a junior associate for its financial restructuring practice group. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school and strong research and writing skills. 1-4 years of legal experience in financial restructuring/bankruptcy is preferred, although we will also consider candidates with experience in corporate and/or finance. 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.” No search firm submissions, please.

Special Matters
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior associate for its special matters practice group in the Atlanta 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. 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 “Atlanta” 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 narchibald@kslaw.com.  

Tort Litigation & Environmental
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior level associate for its tort litigation & environmental practice group in Atlanta. The tort litigation & environmental group represents clients in product liability, toxic tort, class action and environmental arenas, handling mass tort class actions and managing complex discovery. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and will be completing or have recently completed a federal clerkship in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical, and communication skills. 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.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 4-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its tort litigation & environmental practice group in Atlanta. The tort litigation & environmental group represents clients in product liability, toxic tort, class action and environmental arenas, handling mass tort class actions and managing complex discovery. Qualified candidates will have significant litigation experience, including discovery, motion practice, and court appearances. Superior academic credentials in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical and communication skills are required, and judicial clerkship experience is a plus. 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. Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to narchibald@kslaw.com.

# 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, 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. No search firm submissions, please.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 0-3
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's Charlotte office seeks a junior associate for its Finance practice group whose practice will focus on representing lenders in debt financing transactions secured primarily by commercial real estate. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school and superior drafting and communication skills. One to three years of prior experience representing lenders or borrowers in commercial real estate finance transactions is strongly preferred, including experience (1) working with partners and senior attorneys to draft and negotiate loan agreements, mortgages, estoppels, hotel comfort letters and subordination, non-disturbance and attornment agreements, (2) supervising paralegals in the review of title insurance commitments and property surveys and (3) analyzing property-level due diligence, such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, zoning reports, franchise agreements and construction contracts. Admission to the North Carolina bar is preferred. This position is not open to current law students. To apply, submit an 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.

HOUSTON

Financial Restructuring
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 4-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level associate for its Financial Restructuring Practice Group in Houston. Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school are required. Qualified candidates will have significant experience in commercial chapter 11 cases and related adversary litigation. The work will involve drafting pleadings, participating in discovery, attending and participating in court proceedings, and assisting teams in work for both debtor and creditor clients. The ideal candidate will be able to handle certain matters independently, along with managing related clients, without significant supervision or direction. 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, “Fin. Restructuring” 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.

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: 2-6          
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 two 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

Financial Restructuring
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-5          
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's New York office seeks an associate for its financial restructuring practice group. Candidates should have excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school and strong research and writing skills. 3-5 years of law firm experience is required, with a preference for a background in lender-side financial restructuring/bankruptcy matters, although we will consider candidates with debtor-side experience as well. 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.”

Middle East Investment in the U.S.
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 5-7
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's New York office seeks a 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 at least 5 years of finance and real estate finance experience. 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 lpearlman@kslaw.com.

SINGAPORE

Global Transactions
# of Positions: 2 | Years of Experience: 2-5       
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks two mid-level associates for the firm’s Global Transactions practice group in Singapore. Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and a minimum of two years’ large law firm experience in energy and corporate transactions.  Preferred candidates will have experience with energy projects, with a particular emphasis on power projects, midstream gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), refining and petrochemical project development.  Candidates should also have experience with project financing and general corporate work, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and cross-border transactions.  The work will involve drafting and negotiating project agreements, commercial supply and offtake agreements and advising clients in the structuring, development, and financing of energy projects. 

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Antitrust
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-5
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 3 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. To apply, please submit the online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and attach a resume and law school transcript.  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.

# 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.

Capital Transactions and Real Estate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a junior to mid-level associate for its Capital Transactions and Real Estate practice group in Washington, DC.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and a minimum of two years’ large law firm experience in real estate, real estate finance or real estate funds, such as acquisitions, dispositions, financing, joint ventures and fund formation.  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 “Washington, D.C.” in the field for Office, “Capital Transactions and Real Estate” in the field for Department, and “Lateral Associate” in the field for Position.  No search firm submissions, please.

International Trade
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 5+
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a consultant to support the International Trade practice group by providing expert knowledge in U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty filing and Administrative Protective Order (“APO”) regulations and procedures. This position works closely with the Trade group’s lawyers to manage the APO compliance program, provide technical review of proprietary and public filings to ensure conformity with agency and court rules, and provide training and supervision of team members. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience as a paralegal in a law firm, government agency or legal department. Experience in an International Trade practice in a law firm is preferred. To apply, submit an online application form by clicking the Apply Online link above and include a resume, transcript and cover letter. When submitting the online application, select “Washington, DC” in the field for Office, “International Trade” in the field for Department, and “Consultant” in the field for Position. (For non-JD applicants, enter “None” in the field for Law School, “1900” in the field for Law School Graduation Year, and “N/A” in the field for Law School GPA.) 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. No search firm submissions, please.

# 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 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. No search firm submissions, please.