Mid-Level/Senior Energy Transactions Associate Need in NY: Top AmLaw international law firm is seeking a mid-level to senior (4 to 7 years) energy transactions associate. Candidates with project finance, regulatory or corporate transaction experience at large, nationally recognized firms are encouraged to apply, including those with litigation experience. This is an opportunity to lateral to […]
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 Austin office of premier international law firm with an immediate need for an experienced Real Estate associate candidate to practice with a thriving national real estate practice group. This is a very rare, major firm transactional position in Austin with all the the perks: Top of the market comp.; partnership prospects, […]
Wir suchen für eine renommierte internationale Law Firm einen Rechtsanwalt (m/w) für den Bereich Litigation am Standort in Baden-Württemberg. Die etablierte Full-Service-Kanzlei befindet sich auf einem spannenden Wachstumskurs. Die Prozessrechtler der Kanzlei unterstützen ihre Mandantschaft in der gesamten Bandbreite der Bereiche Corporate Litigation und Commercial Litigation, wobei die Fälle vielfach einen Produkthaftungsbezug und/oder einen Auslandsbezug […]
Our client is a large supplier of Oil and Gas products and services with an office in Fort Worth. They have asked us to place an experienced IP transactions paralegal with them here in Tarrant County. Responsibilities of the role will include management of the existing portfolio of IP Assets, developing and drafting applications […]
Our client is a premier Texas-based litigation firm with an immediate need for skilled contract attorneys to join a new project on full-time basis (40 hours/week) that will last for months. This project is not your typical mass document review and requires from its participants greater depth of analysis and interaction with the law firm […]
Our client is a growing personal injury firm in Fort Worth with an immediate need for a case manager to join their busy practice. The proper candidate for this role has personal injury experience for at least the past two years in a firm. Responsibilities will include speaking with clients, organization and management of medical […]
A busy and growing personal injury firm based in Fort Worth needs to hire a receptionist to join their team. The proper candidate will speak both spanish and english fluently and be friendly and pleasant. The team atmosphere in this firm is second to none and this is a chance to grow with a young […]
A national firm in Dallas has asked us to help them hire a mid-level bankruptcy associate from New York to join their local team. Candidates from other major markets will also be considered, provided they have at least several years of sophisticated experience in complex bankruptcy matters. Particular experience in creditors' rights, and litigation, including representation […]
Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that Sam Gardiner has joined the firm as a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice group. Previously, Sam was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Salt Lake City and co-chair of its firmwide M&A practice group.
Orrick announced today that Gabriel Salinas has joined the firm as a partner in its M&A and Private Equity practice and Latin America team, resident in its Houston office. Orrick launched its Houston office earlier this year and has rapidly grown it to 42 lawyers drawing on top-tier talent in the Texas market. Gabriel joins […]
King & Spalding advised Henkel – a leading Germany-based manufacturer of home care, beauty and adhesive products – on the $3.6 billion acquisition financing for its purchase of US detergent and household products business Sun Products Corporation. Henkel purchased the company from Vestar Capital Partners, making Henkel the second largest laundry care business in North […]
The global law firm Jones Day today announced the addition of five partners in Asia with extensive experience related to large infrastructure projects, banking and finance, and energy transactions. James Harris, Julien Reidy, Bruce Schulberg, and Alex Cull will join in Singapore, and Kanyi Lui will join in Beijing.
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that John Ho has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Department and will be located in the New York office. Ho will be a member at the firm and joins Cozen O’Connor from Bond, Schoeneck and King. His practice focuses on wage and hour matters involving federal and state […]
Cooley is further expanding its patent counseling & prosecution practice with the addition of Mika Reiner Mayer’s team from Morrison & Foerster LLP. The team includes lawyer and licensed medical doctor Walter Wu, who joins the firm as a partner. Wu earned his MD from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and his […]
Akin Gump is pleased to announce that Monte A. Jackel, a respected practitioner in the area of partnership taxation, has joined Akin Gump as senior counsel in its tax practice in Washington.
Orrick announced today that Evan Hollander, an authority on bankruptcy and corporate restructuring matters, has joined the firm’s restructuring group. He will be based in the New York office.