Litigation Associate Need in DC with Foreign Language Skills – our premier law firm client has an immediate need to a hire a litigation associate with 1+ years of AmLaw firm experience to its busy Washington, DC office. Ideal candidates will have investigations, compliance and/or white collar experience. If you have foreign language skills and […]
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.”
Tax Controversy Associate Need in No. CA – our law firm client has a need to add a Junior to Senior Tax Controversy Associate with a minimum of one year of practice experience to its No. CA practice. Ideal candidates will have an LLM and prior law firm experience. This is a great opportunity […]
The Washington DC office of our client, a premiere AmLaw firm, seeks a Junior to Senior Finance Associate to join its thriving Finance Group. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in domestic and/or international project finance or general background in finance. They practice across a wide range of sectors and […]
Our client, a premiere Miami based AmLaw firm, seeks an associate with 3+ years' experience in Capital Finance/ Securitized Loans, and/or Corporate or Real Estate. Basic familiarity of capital finance required. The position will include: securitized loan financings, including preparation, negotiation and review of (i) underlying public offering documentation (prospectuses, private placement memorandum, etc.) (ii) pooling […]
The Jacksonville office of our client, an elite national firm, is seeking a Consumer Financial Services Associate with 2 to 5 years of experience in commercial litigation for the consumer financial services practice group. Financial institutions litigation experience is preferred. You must be a member of The Florida Bar. Candidates should have a strong academic […]
The Northern Virginia office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking a junior to mid-level transactional associate to join their IP, Media & Technology practice. The Successful candidate should have commercial transactional experience with a technology focus. Relevant work experience includes drafting and negotiating development, collaboration, licensing, supply chain, outsourcing and […]
Our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, seeks a Litigation Associate with 2 – 4 years of Commercial Litigation experience. Health industry experience is a plus. Their associates work closely with experienced lawyers who provide active mentoring and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility and client contact. This is a robust full market […]
Our client, a tier one super regional law firm, is seeking a Construction associate to join its Orlando office. Applicants should have 3+ years of experience, preferably in construction litigation and construction contracts. Second chair experience preferred, and the ability to handle pleadings, depositions, discovery, and all phases of trial is required. Candidates must be […]
Allen & Overy has expanded its Australian operations with the significant addition of one of Australia’s market-leading U.S. securities law practices from U.S. firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.
Pillsbury today announced the addition of Dillon Ferguson, one of Texas’ foremost oil and gas lawyers, as a partner in the Litigation practice. Ferguson comes to the firm from Andrews Kurth and will split time between Pillsbury’s rapidly expanding Austin office and the Houston office.
Jonathan Lee has joined Nixon Peabody CWL as a partner in Hong Kong. His arrival continues the growth of the firm’s transactional practice serving clients in Asia.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP announced today that Mark Fine has joined the firm as a partner in its London office.
Cooley is growing its privacy & data protection group with the addition of Andy Roth, who joins the firm as a partner based in New York. Roth arrives from Dentons, where he was co-chair of the firm’s global privacy & cybersecurity group; prior to that he was chief privacy officer at American Express.
Adam Rosenthal has joined the Del Mar (San Diego) office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP as a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Rosenthal joins from Littler Mendelson.
Rimon Law has added complex litigator Dennis Raglin, who handles product liability, pharmaceutical, medical device and Prop 65 defense and litigation, as a partner in its San Francisco office.
The international law firm Orrick announced today that a team of five leading French practitioners has joined its Paris office, including Hervé Touraine, one of the preeminent structured finance practitioners in Paris; Emmanuel Ringeval, an authority on leveraged lending and debt restructuring; Emmanuel Bénard, a sought-after advisor to international companies on complex French employment law […]