Junior Patent Prosecution Associate with EE/CS Background in SV Growing Firm – our client, a regional law firm with top talent has a need to add a Junior Patent Prosecution Associate with 2-3 years experience in law firm. Candidates must have a EE or CS background and be USPTO admitted. Ideal candidates will […]
KINNEY RECRUITING is home to some of the most respected legal recruiters in the world, proudly serving markets around the globe. Kinney's Asia practice includes Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Singapore, among others. Our U.S. services focus on New York, Houston, Dallas, Austin, Ft. Worth, Phoenix, Washington, Boston, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Denver. Additionally, Kinney Recruiting is active in Dubai, London, Moscow and the rest of Europe. We have placed countless attorneys at many of the best law firms and major in-house legal departments in the world.
Founded by one of the most successful Texas legal recruiters of all time, Kinney Recruiting began with a simple philosophy: If we work as hard and smart, and if we are as responsive to client needs as the best of our clients and candidates, we will become the premier legal recruiting firm in every market we serve. We have succeeded by gathering over fifty years of attorney recruitment and top law firm experience within our organization and leveraging technology to help us help our clients. We also have structured our organization to promote teamwork. As a result, we believe that we know of more "real" jobs, we have more clients who know and respect our work, and we provide more help to more people than any legal recruitment agency in any market we serve.
If you are interested in legal staffing services for your organization, or if you are a potential candidate for our services, please browse our site until you are comfortable with our philosophy and practices. Kinney Recruiting is committed to serving our clients' interests in an ethical and effective manner, ultimately matching the right candidate with the perfect job. Contact us today to start your search! <<
We’re proud to present our Guidebook for Potential Candidates, a free resource to anyone considering a legal career change. With detailed information on the in’s and out’s of working with a legal recruiter, resume tips and samples, hints on offer negotiation, and so much more, this guide is a great place to start!
Our series is back, and this week we caught up with Candace Rodriguez. Candace is currently based out of Houston and is one of the newest members on the Kinney team — we’re excited to have her on board.
How did you become a legal recruiter?
I fell into legal recruiting almost 19 years ago. After being a legal assistant for a couple of years, I was frustrated working with attorneys. (Sorry, please don’t take that personally.)
Soon after I left, I helped out a friend on a temp basis at a legal placement agency, and then she begged me to come help them on a contract position. As it turned out, when I stepped into the fast-paced environment of recruiting, I loved the rush. I stayed with that company for 10 years.
What’s the best part of your day?
The best part of my day is when I am connecting with clients and candidates, building relationships and learning their stories. I like the versatility in my job — wearing many hats and stopping everything to fill an urgent contract need.
What’s your favorite part of the placement process?
When I am able help someone! It’s a great feeling to know you have helped to better a candidate’s life and career. The gratitude and the joy I see in my candidates is overwhelming! It’s nice to know that your job matters in ways you can’t comprehend.
What’s been the best trip you’ve taken as a recruiter?
Winning a trip to Cancun for top sales in the legal support division over 7 offices! It was 5-stars, from the food to the spa and snorkeling. Team building exercises, bonding, meeting different colleagues from across the country and becoming life-long friends really made the trip memorable. It was the best trip I’ve ever taken.
If I wasn’t a recruiter, I would ____________.
I would own a Latin Fusion restaurant with amazing guacamole and margaritas!
You’ve heard it all before: It’s all about who you know. You have to put yourself out there. You need to build your network.
So, needless to say, it has been interesting to see the counterpoint to this old adage presented in articles such as ‘Networking Tips for Contrarians’ and ‘99% of Networking is a Waste of Time.’ These pieces brought up many good points, some of which warrant further development.
Networking is a big part of my job. If I don’t have the right connection with the right person who trusts my judgment enough to interview a candidate I like, then I need to find someone who does. That’s part of the reason we operate as a group.
I can’t be everywhere and I can’t know everyone and, as hard as it is to admit this even to myself sometimes, not everyone is going to like or trust me. So the more people with whom I have a positive, trusting relationship, either my own or by proxy through a colleague, the more our candidates will benefit. It seems pretty simple and it is the reason all of us at Kinney spend a fair amount of time every year on the road cultivating our “friendship garden.”
Our client, a top national law firm, is seeking a skilled attorney with two+ years of sophisticated corporate experience to join their busy corporate group in the Denver office. The winning candidate will have at least two years of experience assisting clients with technology transactions, M&A and general corporate matters (experience with public finance work a plus). Candidates […]
Our client is the Houston office of a premier global law firm with an immediate need for a mid-level corporate and securities associate to join a thriving practice group. We have worked very closely with this elite firm and their Houston partnership and this opportunity offers the best of the Houston market: top of the […]
In-House Technology Transactions Attorney Needed in No. CA – our client, a cutting-edge technology company, seeks an experienced transactions attorney to join their legal team. This role reports directly to the GC. If you have a minimum of three years of law firm experience handling IP transfers, NDAs and strong drafting and contract negotiation skills […]
In-House Technology Transactions Attorney Needed in New York City – our client, a cutting-edge technology company, seeks an experienced transactions attorney to join their legal team. This role reports directly to the GC. If you have a minimum of three years of law firm experience handling IP transfers, NDAs and strong drafting and contract negotiation skills […]
Our client, a preeminent Intellectual Property Boutique firm in Philadelphia, has a need for an IP Litigation Associate with 5-10 years experience and an understanding of patent prosecution. The ideal candidate has a B.S., M.S. or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, but other technical degrees will be considered. USPTO admitted preferred and must […]
One of our top clients is seeking a Junior to Senior (2009-2014) Corporate Associate Attorney for its premiere Chicago office. The right fit for this client will have a broad general corporate background and have the ability to hit the ground running, deal directly with clients and work well in a team environment. Excellent academics […]
The Charlotte North Carolina office of our client, a premiere international AmLaw firm, seeks a senior corporate securities associate to join their dynamic corporate team. Our client represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations […]
With the Americas infrastructure market set to become the largest in the world, international law firm Ashurst today announces the appointment of Vincent Casey as a partner in its New York infrastructure team.
Dentons is pleased to announce that Robert Quon has joined the Firm as a partner in the Corporate group and lead partner in the Aviation and Aerospace sector in Dentons’ Vancouver office.
The firm has officially opened its office in Shanghai, led by white collar specialist Samuel G. Williamson. Mr. Williamson advises large Chinese private and state- owned entities and major multi-national corporations regarding complex litigation issues that arise in the U.S., China, other Asian venues, and arbitration centers around the world. He speaks both Mandarin and […]
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP announced on Sept. 28, 2016 that former Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli, Jr. will join the firm to open its Washington, D.C. office. Joining Mr. Verrilli will be veteran litigator Michael B. DeSanctis and former Deputy Associate Attorney General Chad Golder.
Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that Mark Grider has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the firm’s Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation group.
Cullen and Dykman LLP, one of the New York region’s most well-renown general practice law firms, is pleased to announce that John Sparling, Chris Ruggiero and Scott Shapiro have joined the firm as partners in the Construction Litigation group.
Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Kashif Siddiqui as a partner in its Global Corporate Practice in London.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Roger Lucas will join the Firm’s Chicago office as a partner in the Tax Practice Group on Oct. 3.