Careers Overview

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Careers Overview

Everyone has choices. Our clients have a choice about the lawyers they select to represent them, and you have a choice about where you practice law.

If you are looking for an opportunity to work as part of a team on sophisticated legal matters for top clients, then King & Spalding may be the right place for you. We provide comprehensive training and support every step of the way to help our lawyers achieve their career development goals.

Our firm’s Client Service Principles remind us of what our clients expect of us and what we expect of each other. These Client Service Principles provide the framework against which we evaluate our lawyers and our recruits. If you are considering King & Spalding, we believe it is important that you know who we are, what we value and how these values inform our recruitment:

Always take an uncompromising approach to quality.

Anticipate the clients’ needs.

Cut to the heart of the matter.

Solve problems, don’t just spot issues.

Demonstrate a “can-do” attitude.

Be a good counselor, not just a good lawyer.

Speak business, not legalese.

Walk in our clients’ shoes.

Take care of our clients.

Enjoy the relationships.

King & Spalding LLP (K&S) is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all state, federal and local laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, seniority benefits, layoff, recall, demotion, discipline and discharge. This policy also applies to the use of all facilities and participation in all K&S sponsored activities.


"I am a big believer in the concept that the good is the enemy of the great. Good is not good enough. You have to have great people—and to do that, you have to insist on greatness and have high standards across the board."

Robert D. Hays, Jr.,
King & Spalding Chairman