Our client has an immediate need for a mid level to senior level litigator to join their team in the busy and growing Dallas market. This varied practice will have a heavy emphasis on large and complex litigation matters and give the successful candidate the opportunity to practice shoulder to shoulder with some of the […]
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.
Our client has an immediate need in Silicon Valley for a Junior Corporate Associate with 2-3 years of M&A, capital markets, venture finance and/or '34 Act securities representation experience. Ideal candidates will have outstanding grades from a top law school and a history of major firm employment. Please submit resume to be considered. We will […]
Our global law firm client, with a strong Silicon Valley presence, has a need for Junior to Mid-Level M&A Associates with 2-4 years (will only consider class years 2009 – 2011) large firm merger & acquisition experience. Ideal candidates will have some private equity experience and be CA admitted. We will consider non-CA admitted […]
Our client is a major international firm seeking a highly motivated Mid-Level Technology Transactions associate with 4-6 years experience to join their busy Silicon Valley office. The ideal candidate will have experience working with start-up technology companies in the computer (hardware and software), semiconductor, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Licensing experience is required. This position is for […]
The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw New York based law firm, is seeking a mid to senior level associate with 4 or more years of corporate transactional experience to join their M&A practice group. The group’s practice is diversified beyond energy, and there is a significant international component. Candidates should have […]
Our client is a major international firm seeking a highly motivated Junior to Mid-Level Technology Transactions associate with 3-5 years experience to join their busy Silicon Valley office. The ideal candidate will have experience working with start-up technology companies in the computer (hardware and software), semiconductor, biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Licensing experience is required. This position is […]
Experienced M&A Associate Need at Top Ranked Practice in No. CA – Our global law firm client, with a strong Silicon Valley presence, has a need for a Mid-Level M&A Associate with 3-5 years (will only consider class years 2013 – 2011) large firm merger & acquisition experience. Ideal candidates will have some private equity […]
Banking & Finance Associate Need in No. CA with sign-on bonus (open to non-CA admitted) – Our Silicon Valley client, a top global firm, seeks a Mid-Level Corporate Banking & Finance Associate to join its busy Silicon Valley office. The ideal candidate will have 3-6 years big firm or financial institution (bonus if you've practiced in […]
Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced Jan. 17 that James R. Brown has rejoined the firm’s tax practice as a partner in New York. Mr. Brown previously practiced at Ropes & Gray for 15 years. He rejoins the firm from Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York, where he was a partner and co-chair […]
Pryor Cashman is pleased to announce that entertainment industry veteran Ralph De Palma III has returned to the firm as Counsel in the Media & Entertainment Group. Based in New York, De Palma joins Pryor Cashman from Rayner Rowe LLP. Before entering private practice, he began his legal career in the Business Affairs Department of […]
Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Yasuhide Watanabe, a highly regarded mergers & acquisitions lawyer admitted in New York, California and Japan (bengoshi), has joined the firm’s Corporate Group in New York. Mr. Watanabe comes to Morrison & Foerster from Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, one of Japan’s largest […]
Allen & Overy is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners to its U.S. Investigations and Litigation practice. The new partners, Gregory G. Mocek and Anthony M. Mansfield, formerly of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. They previously served in the Division of Enforcement of […]
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced it has bolstered its Tax Practice Group with former vice president and general tax counsel for CBS Inc. Alvan L. Bobrow. He joins Akerman as a partner from a New York law firm, where he served as the leader of […]
Eversheds has welcomed Frank Thompson to its London insurance team. Frank has over 15 years of legal experience focusing on insurance coverage disputes and non-contentious coverage advice and has been ranked as a leading individual by Chambers and Partners for several years.
Craig Pollack and Louise Freeman have joined Covington as partners in the firm’s European Dispute Resolution practice resident in London. Mr. Pollack will also serve as co-chair of the firm’s Global Disputes Initiative with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and former U.S. Under Secretary of State Alan Larson.
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Robert Wessely has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate, M&A, and Securities group and Cross-Border practice. He is based in the Firm’s New York office and comes to Blank Rome from Withers Bergman LLP.