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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! <<

Patton Boggs Strengthens Business Practice with Addition of Pamela Robertson in New York Office

Written by Kinney Recruiting
Monday, November 25, 2013

Patton Boggs LLP has further strengthened its private funds and finance practices with the addition of Pamela Robertson as a partner in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Robertson joins Patton Boggs from the New York office of Edwards Wildman Palmer, where she was a partner.

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In-House Opening in China at Leading Internet / Social Media Company

Written by Evan Jowers
Friday, September 13, 2013

We currently have a very exciting and rare type of in-house opening in China at one of the world’s leading internet and social media companies. Our client is looking for an IP Transactional / TMT / Licensing attorney with 2 to 6 years experience. The new hire will be based in Shenzhen or Shanghai. Mandarin is not required (deal documentation will be in English) but is preferred. A solid reason to be in China and a commitment to that market is required of course. This new hire will likely be US qualified (but could also be qualified in UK or other jurisdictions) and with experience and training at a top law firm’s IP transactional / TMT practice and could be currently at a law firm or in-house. Qualified candidates currently Asia based, Europe based or US based will be considered. The new hire’s supervisors in this technology transactions in-house team are very well regarded US trained IP transactional lawyers, with substantial experience at Silicon Valley firms. The culture and atmosphere in this in-house group and the company in general is entrepreneurial, team oriented, and the work is cutting edge, even for a cutting edge industry. The upside of being in an important strategic in-house position in this fast growing and world leading internet company is of the “sky is the limit” variety. Its a very exciting place to be in China for a rising IP transactional lawyer in our opinion, for many reasons beyond the basic info we can share here in this ad / post. This is a special A+ opportunity.

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Why Kinney?

Written by Shelley Logan
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or simply curious about the current market, you might opt to work with a recruiter to help you through the process. There are as many legal recruiters in the industry as there are law firms, and you might wonder what sets them all apart. Here’s a quick peek at the inner workings of Kinney Recruiting so you can decide if we’re the firm for you.

Experience counts. Most of our recruiters are attorneys who have big firm experience. All of our recruiters have significant recruiting backgrounds, deep client relationships and substantial knowledge concerning the legal markets they serve. We specialize in a wide range of attorney and professional legal staff placement services, including permanent, temp-to-perm, project and contract/hourly and other arrangements as the needs of our clients arise. We are also very well versed in the nuances of partner/shareholder placement and have unique expertise opening new offices for our law firm clients in markets across the globe.

Expertise matters. We are not and don’t want to be a one-size-fits-all recruiting firm. We focus on the industry we know. Our clients are a wide variety of law firms and corporations looking for top-notch legal talent. The depth of our experience and knowledge related to our clients and markets is absolutely unmatched. If you are an attorney, paralegal, office administrator or other professional whose work relates to the legal industry and you think we can help, we’d love to hear from you.

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Senior Corporate Paralegal
AmLaw 100 firm needs to add a seasoned corporate paralegal to a busy Dallas office. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 8 years experience in corporate transactions, finance, securities and UCC filings. Bachelor's degree required; paralegal certificate strongly preferred. This position requires someone with strong analytical skills to work on complex corporate matters. The right person for this job will also have a keen eye for detail and strong organizational skills. Exceptional written and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to multi-task are required. For more information, please email your resume in confidence to
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Mid- to Senior Level Corporate Associate Attorney
Redwood City
Great opportunity for Skilled VC Corporate Associate - our law firm client has a need for Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate with 4-6 years experience. This is a great opportunity to join a strong practice group in a stellar Silicon Valley firm. Candidates should a minimum of four years prior law firm experience in the venture capital finance space as well as representing start-ups. If you have strong academics from a top 30 school and want to make a career move with a clear path to partnership, this is it. Please send resume, deal sheet and transcript to
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Junior to Mid-Level Labor - Employment Associate Attorney
L&E Need in Orange County - our global law firm client has an immediate need for a Junior to Mid-Level L&E Associate with 2-5 years of prior mid to large law firm experience. Candidates should have strong writing skills and excellent academics. Priority consideration will be given to candidates with a clerkship and/or law review. If interested, please send resume and transcripts with writing sample to
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Energy/Projects Partner w/$1M in portables
Prestigious law office of an international law firm has a need for an Energy/Projects Partner with $1M+ in portable business. The ideal partner would be U.S., UK, or Australian-qualified, have some Japanese language skills and be a personality fit with this small, growing collegial group. Competitive compensation. Please get in touch to discuss further: ny at kinneyrecruiting dotcom. All inquiries will be confidential.
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Litigation Paralegal - Employment
San Francisco
Top 200 firm seeks to add an experienced employment litigation paralegal to a busy San Francisco practice. Must have at least five years of experience and exceptional analytical, organizational and communication skills. Qualified candidates will be certified and will be familiar with both State and Federal rules of civil procedure. Must have the ability to work well independently and handle projects with minimal attorney supervision. For more information or to apply, email your resume to
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Law Firm Business Development/Marketing Manager
New York
Top 200 firm seeks to add a seasoned BD/Marketing Manager to oversee marketing and business development for several practice groups. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience preparing RFP and pitch materials, participating in strategic business development initiatives and providing targeted business development research. Must have a bachelor's degree and at least five years of experience in legal marketing. For consideration, please email your resume in confidence to
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Chief Financial Officer
Law Firm CFO Needed in Northeast - our law firm client has a need for an experienced law firm Chief Financial Officer. The position will be resident in the firm's Pittsburgh office. The CFO will lead the firm's financial function, maximizing financial performance according to the firm's operational and strategic objectives. The CFO will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will oversee all aspects of financial operations including: general accounting, billing, collections, budgeting, payroll and shareholder compensation, external and internal reporting and analysis, multibank credit facility negotiation and compliance, administration of the firm's pension plans and federal, state and local tax compliance. Candidates must have professional services firm experience. If interested, please send email to
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Litigation Paralegal
New York
Top 200 firm seeks to add a seasoned litigation paralegal to a busy New York practice. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of relevant experience, including e-discovery. Must have excellent organizational skills, the ability to multi-task and excel in a high-pressure environment and a strong technical background. For more information or to be considered for this position, please email your resume to
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Simpson Thacher Represents Underwriters in $554.0 Million Common Stock Offering by Artisan Partners
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Firm represented the underwriters, led by Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co., in connection with the public offering of 9,284,337 shares of class A common stock of Artisan Partners Asset Management, Inc. (“Artisan Partners”), inclusive of the shares sold pursuant to the underwriters’ full exercise of their option to purchase additional shares, in each case at a price to the underwriters of $59.675 per share, or approximately $554.0 million in the aggregate. The offering closed on March 12, 2014.

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Valeant Proposes to Combine With Allergan
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Skadden is advising Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in its $46 billion proposed merger with Allergan, Inc., announced April 22.

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Chadbourne Represents Bank of Cyprus in €202.5 Million Sale of Ukrainian Business
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chadbourne & Parke represented the Bank of Cyprus Public Company Ltd on the sale of its Ukrainian subsidiary, PJSC “Bank of Cyprus,” and associated debt to Alfa Group, Russia’s largest privately owned banking group, for €202.5 million (US$280 million). The transaction was signed on February 5, 2014 and closed on April 17, 2014.

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White & Case Advises Lenders on PSA Peugeot Citroën's €3 Billion Syndicated Credit Facility
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised the lenders on a new €3 billion syndicated credit facility signed by the French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroën.

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Norton Rose Fulbright advises Government of Pakistan on landmark US$2bn bond issue
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Global legal practice Norton Rose Fulbright has advised the Government of Pakistan on a US$2 billion bond issue. The transaction represents the largest ever international bond offering by Pakistan, and is its first international bond issuance since 2007. Comprising a dual tranche of US$1 billion in five year bonds and US$1 billion in ten year bonds, the issuance received a strong response from investors including fund managers, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and pension funds based in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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Simpson Thacher Represents Initial Purchasers in $600 Million Senior Notes Offering by Stena AB (publ) and $350 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering by Stena International S.A.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Simpson Thacher represented the initial purchasers, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, in connection with a 144A/Regulation S offering by Stena AB (publ) (“Stena”) of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 7.00% Senior Notes due 2024. This offering closed on January 23, 2014.

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Linklaters advises Noble Group on the acquisition by COFCO and establishment of an agribusiness joint venture
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Linklaters has advised Noble Group Limited (“Noble Group”) on the acquisition of 51% of Noble Agri Limited (“Noble Agri”) by COFCO Corporation (“COFCO”) to establish a 51%/49% joint venture. Noble Agri will become the principal international origination platform for COFCO, with its upstream origination and trading operations linked to the downstream processing and distribution capabilities of COFCO and its affiliates in China to create a fully integrated value chain, consistent with COFCO’s strategy.

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Firm Advises SPARTA on its Acquisition by Catalina
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd and Willkie client SPARTA Insurance Holdings, Inc. recently announced a definitive agreement under which Catalina will acquire SPARTA. Following the closing of the transaction, Catalina plans to place some of Sparta's business into run off and to transfer SPARTA's alternative market business to Arch Insurance Company under a separate renewal rights agreement. With total assets of $911 million (as of 12/31/2013), Hartford, CT-based Sparta focuses mainly on specialty program and risk transfer alternatives in the United States. Catalina is a long-term consolidator in the non-life insurance/reinsurance run-off sector.

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