Our client is a very prestigious international law firm has an immediate need for a Project Finance Associate with 3-6 years of sophisticated project finance experience. The practice group is global in nature and you will have the opportunity to work on complex, sophisticated infrastructure projects representing banks, lenders, underwriters and contractors (among other client […]
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 is the Washington D.C. office of a premier international law firm with an immediate need for a talented mid-level international arbitration associate for the firm's Washington D.C. office. All candidates for this position must have several years of major law firm IA experience (Investor State, State to State and Commercial Arbitrations), top academics, […]
Senior Transactions Associate for Latin America Practice in NY: Our client, a top New York law firm with an unparalleled international presence, is seeking a mid-senior associate for its growing and dynamic Latin America practice. Experience at a large law firm with corporate and financial transactions involving mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and banking; […]
Our client is the Washington D.C., Houston, NYC, LA, or Chicago office of a premier internationl law firm seeking a mid-level associate (4+ years of experience) to join its Finance Group. The ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience in domestic and/or international project finance matters with deep expertise regarding the development […]
Our client has an immediate need to hire a litigation associate for their complex commercial practice in Dallas. The group here handles securities litigation, antitrust and more general commercial work. The candidate who will get hired here has at least two years of experience working in a large and busy firm environment. They also have […]
Our client is a premier, Houston-based international law firm with an immediate need for a mid-level capital markets associate to practice in the firm's thriving Houston corporate practice. The ideal candidate will have several years or more of major firm capital markets experience representing public companies, investors and underwriters in capital markets transactions and other […]
Mid-Level Corporate Associate Need in New York: Our client, an AmLaw 100 firm, has a need for a mid-level corporate associate (class years 2010 – 2012) for its prominent New York office. Ideal candidate will have experience at a large law firm with mergers & acquisition experience, including drafting documents, overseeing due diligence, negotiating documents […]
Mid-Level Labor and Employment Associate Need in NY: Our client, an AmLaw 100 law firm, has a need for a mid-level labor and employment associate (2011-2013) for its dynamic and thriving New York office. The firm has a team-oriented culture and the Labor & Employment partners are committed to mentoring and training junior associates. Ideal […]
Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Arturo (Art) Requenez II as a partner in the firm’s investment management/private funds and corporate/private equity practices. He joins K&L Gates from Foley & Lardner LLP, where he formerly served as chair of the investment management group and vice chair of the private equity and venture capital […]
Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Michael Edney, an experienced government enforcement and civil litigation lawyer, has joined the global law firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner.
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is pleased to announce that Stuart Boyd will join the Firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. Mr. Boyd focuses his practice on private equity.
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Michael Hazzard has joined the Firm as a partner in its Government Regulation Practice. Mr. Hazzard, who will be based in the Firm’s Washington Office, comes to Jones Day from Arent Fox, where he was a partner in that firm’s Communications, Technology & Mobile Group.
Paul Patrow has joined Faegre Baker Daniels’ tax and corporate practices as a partner in Chicago.
Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed corporate lawyer, Rudolph du Plessis, as partner in its Johannesburg office. Rudolph, who has spent his entire legal career in South Africa, will be the firm’s first M&A partner in the Johannesburg office.
Bob Mendenhall has joined Holland & Knight’s Charlotte office as a partner in the firm’s Tax Credit Transactions Practice. Most recently, he was a partner with Mayer Brown LLP in Charlotte.
Dentons, the global law firm, today named Scott DeMartino as a partner in the Real Estate practice and as a member of the tax-advantaged investment sector. He will be resident in the Washington, DC office.