Mid-Level Transactions Associate Need in NY: Prestigious law firm client's New York office is seeking a transactions associate with 3 to 5 years of mergers and acquisitions experience. The ideal candidate will have sophisticated deal experience and currently work for a large law firm. The candidate should have stellar academic credentials from a top law […]
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! <<
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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.”
This week we sat down with Chris Miller (yes, we have two Chris Millers on our team). Chris is a Texas-native and currently recruiting in our Dallas office.
Why or how did you become a legal recruiter?
After a brief but illustrious stint at the practice of law in Houston, I had the opportunity to help grow a technology company in California and Texas. Nine years later, it was time to take on a new challenge, so I reached out to my old friend Robert Kinney. Listening to Robert talk about his business and the industry, I was convinced that I could add something of value to the operation, so I agreed to join. Now if I could just remember what that something was. . .
What’s been the hardest lesson you had to learn as a recruiter?
It is difficult to realize and accept that even what appear to be the most obvious and mutually beneficial transactions still don’t always happen and often these deals break down for reasons that are completely outside of your individual control.
A US firm with Wall Street background is hiring a junior to middle level M&A lawyer in Hong Kong (2-4 PQE). The ideal candidate needs to be fluent in Mandarin and should have at least 2 years of M&A experience gained from a reputable international firm. The work on offer will be a mix of […]
Mid-Level Corporate Securities Associate Need in NYC Premier Firm (Spanish) – our global AmLaw 100 client has a need to add an experienced Mid-Level Corporate Associate with fluent Spanish language skills to work with the firm's busy Latin American team. Ideal candidates will have experience representing issuers and strong drafting skills in both English and […]
Corporate Attorney Need in Delaware – our law firm client has a need to add an experienced Mid to Senior Corporate Attorney with a minimum of 5+ years law firm experience representing clients and advising on the following: Delaware corporate law, advice to boards of directors and executive committees on corporate law, fiduciary duties, corporate […]
A US firm is hiring a middle level real estate lawyer in Hong Kong (4-6 PQE). The ideal candidate needs to have Hong Kong qualification, Mandarin skills and 4-6 years of firm experience focusing on real estate M&A and real estate finance matters. You should be a middle level associate at your current firm. The […]
Mid-Level Corporate M&A Associate (Emerging Companies) – Our global AmLaw 100 law firm client is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate M&A Associate for its Chambers ranked Corporate Group in their New York City office. Ideal candidates will have 3-4 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and venture capital and have excellent academic credentials. Our client is also […]
Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Emerging Companies) – Our global AmLaw 100 law firm client is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate Associate for its Chambers ranked national Corporate Group in their Boston office. Ideal candidates will have 3-4 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and venture capital and have excellent academic credentials. Our client is also open to outstanding […]
Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Emerging Companies) – Our global AmLaw 100 law firm client is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate Associate for its Chambers ranked national Corporate Group in their Washington, D.C. office. Ideal candidates will have 3-4 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and venture capital and have excellent academic credentials. Our client is also open to […]
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Roger Kuan and Jason Novak have joined as partners in the Firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice. Roger and Jason will be resident in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.
Global law firm K&L Gates continues to strengthen its real estate team with the appointment of Jennifer Degotardi as a partner in the Sydney office. Degotardi joins K&L Gates from Henry Davis York, where she led the real estate practice.
Clifford Chance today announced the hire of Markus Stephanblome, specialist for corporate law and listed companies transactions, to its Corporate team. Markus is currently a partner at US law firm White & Case. He will join the Clifford Chance partnership in December and will be based in the firm’s Frankfurt office.
Ashurst today announces that it has strengthened its Asia Pacific project finance capability with the hire of partner Chris Redden in the firm’s Sydney office.
Cleary Gottlieb welcomes dispute resolution lawyer James Norris-Jones, who will join the firm as a partner based in the firm’s London office.
Fenwick & West announced today that Idan Netser has joined the firm as a tax partner. Netser joins Fenwick’s highly recognized tax group which numerous organizations rank as one of the top international tax and corporate practices.
Kami Haeri has joined the firm as a partner based in the firm’s Paris office. He will chair the Commercial Litigation and White Collar practices of the firm’s Paris office.
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that David Martin Connelly has joined the Firm in Washington, D.C. as a partner in the Energy Practice.