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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."  

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. No search firm submissions, please.

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

Corporate
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 5-6
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a mid-level or senior associate for its Corporate practice group in the Houston office.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials from a top-tier law school and a minimum of five years’ large law firm experience in mergers and acquisitions.  The work will involve drafting and negotiating mergers and acquisitions, cross-border acquisition and sales agreements, and strategic joint venture documents.  Experience in international matters related to the energy industry is a plus.  Spanish or Portuguese language fluency is preferred but not required.  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, “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 kbrown@kslaw.com.

Global Transactions
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2-7+
Type of Experience: The Houston office of King & Spalding seeks an associate or counsel for the construction sub-section of the firm's global transactions practice group. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of experience in construction litigation or transactions. The work will involve the drafting and negotiation of construction-related contracts for large-scale energy, mining and infrastructure projects located around the world, typically valued from $200 million to in excess of $20 billion per project. Background in engineering, architecture or construction is strongly preferred. Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier law school required. 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

Finance
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2-5
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's New York office seeks a junior to mid-level associate for its finance practice group. Candidates should have a minimum of two 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. When applying online, select “New York” 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 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 & Islamic Finance
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 2-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's New York office seeks a junior to mid-level associate for its award-winning Middle East & Islamic Finance practice group. Qualified candidates will have excellent academic credentials and a minimum of two 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, joint venture work and Islamic finance.  A knowledge of Islamic finance is not necessary.  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 “New York” in the field for Office, “Mid East & Islam Fin” 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.

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.

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.