Our client is a highly successful Tarrant County IP litigation boutique seeking to add an outstanding mid level associate to their team. The successful candidate will have substantial firm experience in IP litigation, including work with network systems, wireless communication and semiconductor technology. Candidates with relevant undergraduate degrees (E.E. or C.S.) will be strongly preferred, […]
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 is a the top firm in Asia among US-based practices. We are extremely close to the heads of two of the Asia offices, and have made numerous placements at this firm. If you are a mid to senior-level corporate associate fluent in Mandarin, PRC qualified, and fluent in English, this would be […]
Kinney currently is running an exclusive search for an Asia GC role at a well known tech start-up company, based in Shenzhen. This company has received significant recent praise for their new smart phone device in leading medial outlets, such as the New York Times, TIME, Mashable, Wired, Yahoo, and Forbes, among others. The new hire […]
Mid-Level Real Estate Litigation Associate Need in NY: Highly regarded NY client is seeking a mid-level litigation associate with real estate experience at a large law firm. Ideal candidate will have experience in general real estate litigation experience in NYS courts as well as lender liability and residential foreclosure. This is a great opportunity for […]
The Dallas office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking an IP litigation associate. Qualified candidates will have 1 – 6 years patent litigation experience. Candidate must have Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally […]
Our global firm client has an immediate need for a Junior Capital Markets Associate with 1-3 years experience to join its Singapore office. Candidates should be US admitted and have a minimum of one year experience with a top AmLaw firm in the US. Will consider candidates in Asia who wish to lateral from a US firm. […]
Our client is a growing Real Estate investment company with an immediate need for a talented paralegal to assist with the enterprises major diligence and closing tasks. This company is Austin-based and helmed by a talented and ambitious team interested in continuing to grow the operation for many years to come. They need a responsible […]
The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking an associate with two to five years of corporate and/or energy transactional experience for their Energy & Environmental Group. Candidates should have excellent corporate skills, M&A and project development experience. Energy transactional experience is ideal, but not required. Candidates should have a strong academic […]
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Shubi Arora has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in its Houston office. “Shubi is a skilled lawyer whose experience working with private equity sponsors and energy companies perfectly complements the lawyers in our Houston office,” said Jeffrey C. Hammes, Chairman of Kirkland’s Global Management […]
Knobbe Martens, one of the leading intellectual property law firms in the United States, announced today it will open an office in New York City. The new office is the firm’s eighth, joining offices in Washington, D.C., Seattle, and throughout California.
Goodwin, a leading Global 50 law firm, announced today that Catherine McCarty has joined Goodwin’s Life Sciences Practice as a partner in Boston. McCarty specializes in intellectual property relating to pharmaceuticals and general chemistry matters, including small molecule drugs.
Timothy J. Kelly and Jessica Hiney, experienced intellectual property attorneys with a focus on trademark and copyright portfolio management and enforcement – both with significant domestic and international experience – have joined McCarter & English, where they will bolster the firm’s already-robust intellectual property practice. Kelly and Hiney, colleagues earlier at the New York office […]
Orrick announced today that leading energy regulatory practitioners Lisa Tonery and Erik Swenson have joined the firm as partners. They join Orrick from Norton Rose Fulbright US, where Lisa led the U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Regulatory practice and co-chaired the LNG International Business Group. Lisa joins the New York office, and Erik will be […]
International law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has expanded its Intellectual Property Practice with the addition of Woodrow H. Pollack as a Shareholder in the Tampa office. Pollack will be a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. Pollack, a registered patent attorney, devotes his practice exclusively to intellectual property and is focused on […]
International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Jay Kim has rejoined the Firm as a Partner in its Banking Industry Group in Minneapolis. Mr. Kim has represented financial institutions for over 25 years. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Corporate Development for Alerus Financial Corporation. […]
Dechert LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Rob Bradshaw will join the firm as a corporate partner in the London office. He is currently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. “Rob’s arrival is the next big step in our strategic plan for growth in our London private equity practice,” said Mark […]