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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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Junior to Senior Staff Attorney (Japanese)
Los Angeles
A prominent mid-size national firm is seeking a staff attorney to join their trial team in Dallas or Houston. Only candidates who are fluent in both Japanese and English and who possess 2-10 years of legal experience will be considered for the role. This attorney will help perform document review and legal research in support of multiple trial teams. Successfull candidates have experience reviewing documents electronically and drafting research memos and briefs for trial, court and arbitration matters.Compensation is extremely competitive. For immediate consideration, send resumes to staffjobs@kinneyrecruiting.com.
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Mid-Level Real Estate Associate Attorney
New York
Top law firm has a need in their NY office for a Mid-Level Real Estate Associate with 4-5 years of real estate finance, leasing, lending, and/or purchase and sale transactions at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript to be considered.We will never submit your resume without your authorization.
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Junior Tax Associate Attorney (LLM)
San Francisco
Junior Tax Associate (LLM) Need in No. CA - Global law firm has a need for a Junior Tax Associate with a minimum of one year experience but no more than three years to work in its national tax practice including federal, state, tax controversy as well as transactional matters. Ideal candidates will have an LLM and strong academics from a top law school. If you're CA admitted and interested in learning more, please send resume with transcript to california@kinneyrecruiting.com.
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Mid-Level Corporate Associate Attorney
Austin
Our client is a top international law firm currently in need of a Junior-Mid Level Corporate Associate for its Austin office. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years of general corporate, M&A, PE, venture capital, IPO, securities and/or public finance experience at a major law firm. Public company representation experience is also requirement for this position. Additionally, outstanding academics from a top law school (Top 25 JD, Top of class - no exceptions), a history of major firm employment and strong interpersonal skills are also requirements. We know the partners at this firm well and it is a premier player in the Austin market with high associate satisfaction and a renowned client base of local and national enterprises. If you are looking for one of the most sophisticated corporate practices the Austin market can offer, this is your opportunity. For more information, please contact daniel@kinneyrecruiting.com today!
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Junior Securities / M&A Associate Attorney
Dallas
An American Lawyer top law firm with a large international presence is seeking a junior- to mid-level Corporate and Securities associate to join the busy transactional practice in their Dallas office. Candidates will have two to three years of experience working on mergers & acquisitions and US securities laws, preferably with experience in managing and closing complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions. This associate will assist in the preparation and negotiation of a wide range of domestic and cross-border transactional agreements and related documentation for a global client base.Superior academic credentials from a top ranked law school (law review experience is a plus) and an impressive record of representative experience is required. This firm promotes an entrepreneurial culture, so candidates who have the ability to work autonomously and to anticipate the needs of partners in their section will be most successful in this role. For consideration, send resumes or CV's, undergraduate and law school transcripts, and unique writing samples to dallas@kinneyrecruiting.com for confidential review and feedback.
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Mid-Level Defense Litigation Associate
Dallas
A successful and growing defense firm has a need for a mid-level Litigation Associate to join their busy Dallas office. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience in litigation and must have a substantial background in taking depositions, hearings and preparation for trial. Trial experience preferred. Candidates with strong credentials, a high class rank and a notable history of representative experience will receive first priority in consideration. Send resumes, transcripts, and writing samples to dallas@kinneyrecruiting.com for confidential review and feedback.
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Payroll Specialist
Dallas
Top global firm has an immediate need for a Payroll Specialist in Dallas. Qualified candidates must have a bachelor's degree in accounting or finance and a minimum of five years of multi-state payroll experience. Experience in a law firm or professional services firm and international payroll experience strongly preferred. Must have strong proficiency with ADP PayExpert. For more information or to apply, please email your resume in confidence to staff@kinneyrecruiting.com.
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Client Intake Coordinator
Dallas
Top global firm seeks to add a Client Intake Coordinator to a busy Dallas office. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree and at least three years of big law firm experience in a conflicts or client intake role. Must have exceptional analytical skills and the ability to multi-task while producing a detailed and accurate work product. Duties include: performing conflicts checks on client/matter related parties, compiling complete reports for distribution to attorneys, detailed research and analysis as requested by manager or attorneys, etc. Experience with Elite is strongly preferred. For more information or to apply, please email your resume in confidence to staff@kinneyrecruiting.com.
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WFW advises Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank on a US$239,600,000 term loan facility
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Watson, Farley & Williams (“WFW”), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that it has advised Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (“Crédit Agricole”) on a US$239,600,000 term loan facility to subsidiaries of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, LP to finance the purchase of 10 new vessels. Two of the 5,400 TEU container vessels have already been delivered, while the rest are being built by Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation Philippines and will be delivered by the first half of 2015.

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Willkie Advises Prudential in $27 Billion Longevity Risk Transfer Transaction with British Telecom
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Willkie recently advised The Prudential Insurance Company of America in connection with the largest single longevity transaction on record. The transaction, which closed on July 4, 2014, is the largest single longevity risk transfer deal on record, covering £16 billion ($27 billion), approximately 25% of BT Pension Scheme’s liabilities associated with increases in life expectancy of its beneficiaries. The size of the transaction is almost double the total £8.9 billion of longevity hedging transactions in the UK in 2013.

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Clifford Chance Advises Salamander Energy On Its Us$280 Million Disposal Of A 40% Stake In The Greater Bualuang Area
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On 21 July 2014, Salamander Energy plc ("Salamander") announced the signing of a definitive share sale and purchase agreement with SONA Petroleum Berhard for the US$280 million disposal of an effective 40% working interest in the B8/38 concession containing the Bualuang oil field and the surrounding G4/50 concession, both located in the Gulf of Thailand. The transaction is to be effected via a share sale to SONA of an interest in Salamander Energy Bualuang Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Salamander group, which holds a 60% interest in the B8/38 concession.

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Latham & Watkins Advises Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) on a US$200 Million Murabaha Facility
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Latham & Watkins advised Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily), a leading telecommunications operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in connection with a US$200 million murabaha facility made available by Export Development Canada. The facility will be used by Mobily to purchase eligible goods and services supplied to it by affiliates and subsidiaries of Alcatel Lucent S.A., including Alcatel Lucent, Canada Inc.

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Simpson Thacher Represents JPMorgan as Financial Advisor to CIT Group in its $3.4 Billion Acquisition of OneWest Bank
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Firm is representing J.P. Morgan Securities in its role as financial advisor to CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) in connection with CIT’s announced acquisition of the parent company of OneWest Bank N.A. for approximately $3.4 billion in cash and common stock.  The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

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Severstal Agrees to Sell Columbus and Dearborn Facilities
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Skadden is advising OAO Severstal on its $2.3 billion sale of Severstal Columbus and Severstal Dearborn, announced July 21.

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Allen & Overy advises Deutsche Bank on landmark multi loan European CMBS
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Allen & Overy said today that Deutsche Bank’s EUR355 million multi loan CMBS transaction, the first in Europe since the credit crunch, points to improving conditions within the European CMBS market which has been markedly slow since 2007. The three commercial mortgage loans were granted by Deutsche Bank AG to Italian borrowers (both real estate funds and companies). The underlying properties comprise logistics, retail and office assets in northern Italy. All the real estate is owned by borrowers sponsored by a major financial organisation. This deal follows the very recent Taurus UK CMBS transaction, on which Allen & Overy also advised.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises Albemarle on $6.2 Billion Acquisition of Rockwood Holdings
Monday, July 21, 2014

Shearman & Sterling is advising Albemarle Corporation on its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately $6.2 billion. The transaction is subject to shareholder and regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

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