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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.

# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 1-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding's Atlanta office seeks a junior/mid-level associate for its global finance practice group, specifically in the public finance practice. Candidates with public finance experience are preferred, but candidates with general corporate and/or finance experience will also be considered. Candidates should have 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 “Finance” as the “Department” and “Associate” as the “Position.” Search firms that have a current contract with King & Spalding may submit qualified candidates to ekota@kslaw.com.

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.

Healthcare
# of Positions: 1 | Years of Experience: 3-4
Type of Experience: King & Spalding seeks a midlevel associate for its healthcare practice group in Atlanta. Qualified candidates will have three to four years of healthcare litigation and/or government investigation defense 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: 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 in addition to excellent writing, research, analytical and communication skills. Judicial clerkship experience a plus, but not required. 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: 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.

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.  Ideally, the position will be based in Houston, but candidates interested in working in the Austin office will also be considered.  Qualified candidates will have superior academic credentials and excellent writing, research, analytical, organizational, and communication skills.  Qualified candidates will also have one to three years of litigation experience at a large law firm and/or will have completed a federal court clerkship.  Consideration will also 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 and office preference 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 | 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.

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.

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.