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King & Spalding LLP.

Main Office: 1180 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 1600 | Atlanta | GA | 30309

Phone: 404 572 4600 |

4 Star Rating

4 Reviews

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King & Spalding LLP. Reviews

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Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Current Employee Current Employee Mr. San Francisco

Advice to law firm management:
Great place to start out. They pay great and have top notch benefits. They also let you get your fee in the door with the big players. But it is hard to move up past that. You might be better off working here for a while and then using your connections to get a job somewhere else. Very few people are here for the long run.

Large but hard to move up

Very hard if not impossible to become a shareholder in the firm. It is very much a big law firm and you are going to stay in your position for many years. It is run more like a Fortune 500 company than a law firm.

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Length of Employment:
10+ years

Reviewed on May 19, 2024

Current Employee Current Employee Mr. San Francisco

Advice to law firm management:
Communicate a lot more effectively. Offer a larger pay increase.

The people here are great. Management is approachable and willing to help employees.

As the firm has gotten so big, it's hard to know anyone there. Management doesn't care about the workforce or people.

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Experience the Excitement of King & Spalding LLP: A World-Class Law Firm with a Global Reach For over 125 years, King & Spalding LLP has been at the forefront of providing exceptional legal services to clients worldwide. With a team of 800 lawyers spread across 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, this international law firm has built a reputation for excellence, innovation, and unwavering commitment to its clients. What sets King & Spalding apart is its diverse client base, which includes half of the Fortune Global 100 companies. From multinational corporations to emerging industries and mid-sized companies, the firm represents a broad array of clients, ensuring that its attorneys and staff are exposed to a wide range of legal challenges and opportunities. One of the firm's key strengths lies in its ability to foster long-standing client relationships. King & Spalding attorneys take pride in developing productive, professional, and collegial connections with their clients. This commitment to client service has earned the firm a spot on the prestigious BTI Client Service A-Team for an impressive 12 consecutive years, a distinction held by only 8% of law firms serving the Fortune 1000. With a global footprint, King & Spalding has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents. This extensive reach allows attorneys and staff to work on high-profile cases and complex transactions that have a global impact. Whether it's advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, navigating international regulatory frameworks, or resolving disputes in foreign jurisdictions, the firm's lawyers are constantly challenged to think globally and find innovative solutions. The firm's commitment to quality is unwavering. King & Spalding is consistently recognized for the exceptional results it achieves for its clients. Its attorneys bring a deep understanding of both the legal intricacies and the business and cultural nuances that shape their clients' industries. This holistic approach ensures that the firm's legal strategies are not only legally sound but also aligned with its clients' broader goals and objectives. Joining King & Spalding LLP comes with a host of benefits. Attorneys and staff have the opportunity to work alongside some of the brightest legal minds in the industry, collaborating on cutting-edge cases and transactions. The firm's commitment to professional development means that employees have access to extensive training programs, mentorship opportunities, and resources to enhance their skills and expertise. The firm also places a strong emphasis on work-life balance and employee well-being. King & Spalding understands that its attorneys and staff perform at their best when they have a healthy work-life integration. The firm offers flexible work arrangements, comprehensive wellness programs, and a supportive and inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration and camaraderie. In addition to the professional and personal benefits, King & Spalding is committed to making a positive impact on the communities it serves. The firm encourages its attorneys and staff to engage in pro bono work and community service, providing them with opportunities to give back and make a difference. In conclusion, King & Spalding LLP offers an exciting and fulfilling career for attorneys and staff. With its global reach, diverse client base, commitment to client service, and unwavering dedication to quality, the firm provides a platform for professionals to thrive and make a meaningful impact. Join King & Spalding LLP and embark on a journey of professional growth, global exposure, and exciting legal challenges.

Practice Areas

King & Spalding LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Hiring Criteria

King & Spalding LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

King & Spalding strongly believes in creating and nurturing a diverse, collaborative, and inclusive environment for its professionals and welcomes applications from legal professionals who are in sync with the firm's commitment to provide exceptional legal services to its clients.

Here are some of the skills and values that King & Spalding looks for in prospective hires:

An uncompromising approach to quality
Ability to anticipate client needs
Able to cut through the fuss
Excellent problem-solving skills
Motivation to succeed
Ability and willingness to take up challenges
A "can-do" attitude
Demonstrated ability to translate legalese into easy-to-understand terms
Strong commercial sense

The King & Spalding attorneys who meet with you for the interviews expect the candidates to have taken the time to research the firm thoroughly prior to the interview and have clear, strong reasons for why they would be the perfect fit for their office/practice of choice. The firm's recruiters strive to ensure that during the interview process you have ample opportunity to know the firm and its attorneys in detail.

The screening interviews are typically about an hour long, and the duration of the second round can range from half a day to a full day spent at once of the King & Spalding offices. And, of course, the offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background and reference checks.

Pro bono

At King & Spalding, attorneys are encouraged to bring in pro bono cases that interest them and meet the eligibility requirements of the firm's pro bono program. In order to further encourage its attorneys to give back to the community, the firm organizes multiple in-house trainings and sponsors for CLE seminars relevant to its pro bono work.

King & Spalding also provides its attorneys billable hour credit for pro bono work of up to 50 hours and counts this in the firm's Associate Bonus Program.

The organizations that have benefitted from King & Spalding's pro bono legal services include legal aid societies; volunteer lawyer foundations; inMotion, Inc.; Lawyers Alliance for New York; National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children; Southern Center for Human Rights; Texas C-Bar; Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts; Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights; and Women Empowered Against Violence.

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King & Spalding LLP. Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Ranked 29 in "AmLaw100" survey (The American Lawyer 2012). The firm has ranked among the top 50 surveyed law firms each year since 1990.

Ranked 39th highest grossing law firm in the world (The American Lawyer's 2011 survey of the top 100 global law firms)

Ranked 36th largest law firm in the United States (National Law Journal's annual NLJ 350 survey)

One of 50 legal market leaders in the United States and the United Kingdom (The Lawyer's Transatlantic Elite survey)

One of only 52 law firms selected to BTI Consulting's "Client Service A-Team" for eleven consecutive years

Ranked 9th law firm with the greatest international reach and expertise (Law360's 2012 survey)

Identified as one of the region's premier legal advisor every year since it established its Asia-Pacific office, and three King & Spalding practices and four of the firm's attorneys ranked among the best in the Asia-Pacific region (Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012)

Two King & Spalding practices and four individual attorneys recognized as among the best in the United Kingdom (Chambers UK 2012).

Five King & Spalding attorneys and the firm's international arbitration and projects practices recognized as leaders in their fields (Chambers Latin America 2012)

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Diversity is an integral part of the King & Spalding culture as it significantly improves the firm's ability to provide exceptional legal services to its clients. Hence, the firm strives to create a workplace environment that attracts, nurtures, retains, and promotes the best legal talent from across the world irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, and national origin.

In order to ensure that the firm promotes diversity, each King & Spalding partner has to spend 15+ hours working on efforts related to diversity and inclusion. In 2011, the partners devoted 3000+ hours toward such initiatives.

As a testament to its commitment to promoting diversity at the firm and in the field of law, King & Spalding received a Law Firm Diversity Recognition Award from Chevron Corporation for the second year in a row.

Summer associate program

King & Spalding typically prefers 2L students from premier law schools for its Summer Associate Program; however, the firm may consider outstanding 1L or 3L students as well once in a while. The most successful summer associates at the firm are well-rounded and independent thinkers who have a proven record of achievement along with interesting work and life experiences with exceptional interpersonal skills.

While academic performance is an important measure of achievement, other predictors of success considered in the firm's evaluation process for the Summer Associate Program include excellence in law-related activities such as moot court and law review, leadership in extracurricular activities, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, intellectual curiosity, and the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.

Working for the King & Spalding LLP.
Working at King & Spalding is one of the most exciting opportunities for an attorney because of the unrivalled variety of work that the firm attracts from all over the world across a wide variety of industries and sectors. Here, the clients always come first and there are no shortcuts to success.

Entrepreneurial in spirit, King & Spalding admires and rewards enterprise and imagination in its employees. With diversity as one of its core values, the firm provides an excellent set of legal professionals who are abound with energy, extremely intelligent and ambitious, and committed to working in a collaborative environment and helping their clients succeed.

The firm's comprehensive career development resources (including a wide range of on-the-job and classroom training) enable its attorneys to continually grow their careers and effectively meet client and firm needs and expectations. In a sentence, King & Spalding is a firm where you will have the opportunity to work with exceptional mentors and kindred spirits who will lead you toward a highly successful legal career.


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