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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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Midlevel Finance Associate Attorney
New York
Top law firm has a need for a Midlevel Finance Associate Attorney with 3-4 years of general finance experience representing lenders and borrowers and handling debt transactions. The NY office of this large firm is midsized and continues to grow so you will get the collegiality of a small office with the backings and support of a large firm. Please have a JD from a Top 30 law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume/transcript to be considered. I will never submit your resume anywhere without your authorization.
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Real Estate Partner w/$500K in Portables
Los Angeles
Highly-regarded law firm has a need for a Real Estate Partner with a history of $500K in originations to join its collegial LA office. Please get in touch to discuss - all inquires are treated confidentially.
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Junior Corporate Associate Attorney
New York
Highly-rated law firm has a need for a Mid-Level Corporate Associate with 1-2 years of M&A and capital market experience at a major law firm. (You MUST have prior corporate experience to be considered for this position.) Candidates should have a JD from a top law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcripts to be considered.We will never submit your resume without your authorization.
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Bank Finance Associate Attorney
New York
Top law firm is currently seeking a Banking & Finance Associate Attorney for their New York office with 1-3 years of bank finance experience (2011-2013 JDs; the firm will, unfortunately NOT be considering 2014 JDs). Please have a JD from a Top 40 law school with a 3.4+ gpa and be a member of the NY Bar. Candidates should only have had one position since law school, preferably at a major law firm.I will never submit your resume anywhere without your authorization.
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Project Counsel
Austin
Our client is an international joint venture between between an Austin-based energy company and an international corporation developing a $1.7 billion greenfield project that will convert natural gas into methanol for delivery to the US petrochemicals market and overseas markets. The project, to be constructed in Louisiana, is expected to achieve a financial close in early 2015 with startup of the industrial facility anticipated in 2017. Our client plans to operate its own assets and this first facility will be the largest methanol plant in North America when complete. The Opportunity: Our client is seeking a legal counsel to work full-time on a contract basis out of its Austin, TX headquarters. Please note that this is a contract position but one with the potential for over six months of employment and that offers highly sophisticated legal work and a higher hourly rate than most contract positions. The winning candidate will assist the Vice President of Commercial and Legal of the JV in performing the legal and contractual duties connected with the project's development activities. The role is responsible for providing advice and support to each business team on developing, executing, negotiating and managing contracts and legal compliance. This role will also be responsible for preparing monthly contract status and legal due diligence reports for the CEO and the board of directors of the JV. The position reports to the Vice President of Commercial and Legal of the JV, who is also positioned in Austin. Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities: - Reviews, negotiates and drafts key commercial contracts and provides status updates to senior management and Board - Work with equity partners for their respective internal review processes of material agreements - Address questions concerning permits or regulatory regimes - Take a material role in the formation and management of legal issues associated with the operating entity - Conducts legal due diligence of counterparties and risk exposure to contracts as part of internal legal signoff of contracts - Assists with the management of outside counsel groups on contracts and other various matters - Assists in managing corporate governance and compliance of SLM and Todd Corporation policies - Assists business teams in developing and complying with Board or CEO approved Authority to Negotiate ("ATNs") - Maintain corporate database of all agreements and ensure appropriate records are covered by SLM policies - Supports due diligence of the SLM Project by outside parties including independent engineers, financial institutions, and key commercial partners - Assists the finance team and financial advisor with marketing documents of the project financing process - May administer and manage Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 ("FCPA") programs and any other regulatory requirements - Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by his/her superior, as determined from time to time in the supervisor's sole and complete discretion Competency Profile To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: - Minimum of 5 years as a licensed attorney with focus on commercial contracting - A minimum of a Jurisprudence Doctorate Degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school is required - Minimum of 5 years in the oil and gas, petrochemical, utility or other large infrastructure industry including unconventionals - Experience in large scale project contract management from an owner perspective - Experience in contract negotiation and documentation, including all commercial risk allocation analysis and assessment - Experience in procurement and supplier engagement - Ability to quickly establish credibility across the organisation and to engage others to ensure the most effective and efficient management of all contracts - Knowledge of commercial and operations service contract requirements - Experience with non-recourse project financings - Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Strong analytical skills - Must be able to supervise and lead work of support staff and outside counsel groups effectively - Must be able to deliver results under tight deadlines - Office based with travel up to 25% by land and air required This is an amazing opportunity for an experienced and dedicated attorney to work out of Austin, TX, earn a competitive hourly/weekly rate (above market for typical contract work) for a lengthy tenure, help lead a major infrastructure project through its early phases to financial closing, and gain a foothold in an active Texas-based energy outfit poised for growth and continued success. For more details on this outstanding opportunity, please contact daniel@kinneyrecruiting or robert@kinneyrecruiting today for more details!
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Sr. Real Estate Associate Attorney
New York
Top law firm is currently seeking a Sr. Real Estate Associate Attorney with 5-7 years of "traditional" real estate experience, including finance, capital markets, investment, and asset purchases and sales. Please have a JD from a Top 50 law school with a 3.4+ gpa. Please submit resume to be considered.I will never submit your resume anywhere without your authorization.
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New York
Top law firm is currently seeking a Structured Finance Associate Attorney for their New York office. The ideal candidate will have 2 years (2012 JD) of sophisticated, structured finance, asset-backed securitization and derivatives experience, preferably at a large law firm. Candidates should also be familiar with domestic and international securities law. The group is innovative with financial products and is busy and growing. Please have a JD from a Top 40 law school with a 3.4+ gpa and be a member of the NY Bar. Candidates should also have a stable/solid history of employment with major firms.I will never submit your resume anywhere without your authorization.
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Midlevel Bank Finance Associate Attorney
Los Angeles
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Bank Finance Associate with 3 years of bank and leveraged finance experience at a top 35 law firm. The work is sophisticated, the group is small, collegial and works with the NY office, and the partner is a "great mentor" and a "great partner to work for". Candidates with prestigious NYC law firm finance experience are especially encouraged to get in touch. (CA Bar is NOT required to apply) Please have a JD from a Top 25 law school with a 3.5+ gpa. I will never submit your resume anywhere without your authorization.
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Linklaters advises Dairy Farm on its US$925 million stake in Yonghui
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Linklaters has advised long-standing client Dairy Farm on its US$925m acquisition of 19.9% of Yonghui Superstores, a Shanghai-listed company with supermarket operations in Mainland China (“Yonghui”). This significant transaction adds to Linklaters’ impressive list of M&A transactions in China over the last 12 months such as advising Jardine Strategic on its acquisition of a 20% stake in Zhongsheng, The Carlyle Group, Yashili and Zhang International in connection with the US$1.62 billion voluntary general offer for Yashili by China Mengniu International Company Limited and most recently, Noble Group on the acquisition by COFCO and the establishment of an agribusiness joint venture.

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Paul Hastings Represents Colombian Consumer Loan Provider Credivalores in its Establishment of a US$150 Million Euro Commercial Paper Program
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that it recently represented Credivalores-Crediservicios, S.A.S. in connection with its establishment of a Euro Commercial Paper Program for issuance of up to US$150 million of Euro commercial paper.  Credivalores completed its first issuance under the program shortly after the program was established. 

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KPS to Sell Waupaca Foundry to Hitachi Metals for $1.3 Billion
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Paul, Weiss client KPS Capital Partners, LP announced that it has signed a definitive agreement, through an affiliate, to sell portfolio company Waupaca Foundry, Inc. to Hitachi Metals, Ltd. for $1.3 billion in cash. Completion of the transaction, which is expected to close during the fourth quarter, is subject to customary closing conditions.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises Jefferies in Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping’s $140 Million Senior Secured Notes Offering
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Shearman & Sterling advised the initial purchaser, Jefferies LLC, as sole book running manager, in connection with the private placement by Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping, Inc. (“Brundage-Bone”) of $140 million aggregate principal amount of its 10.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2021. The net proceeds from the notes offering will be used to finance a portion of the consideration for the acquisition of Brundage-Bone by Concrete Pumping Intermediate Holdings, LLC, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of PGP Investors, LLC, the sponsor, including the repayment of all existing indebtedness of Brundage-Bone.

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Simpson Thacher Represents Catalent, Inc. in Initial Public Offering
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Simpson Thacher recently represented Catalent, Inc., a portfolio company of The Blackstone Group L.P., in connection with its initial public offering of 42,500,000 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $20.50 per share. Catalent’s common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CTLT” on July 31, 2014. The underwriting syndicate was led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC. The offering raised approximately $871 million in gross proceeds. Catalent expects to use the net proceeds of the IPO to repay outstanding indebtedness.

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Natural Resource Partners L.P. to Acquire VantaCore Partners LP
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Vinson & Elkins advised Natural Resource Partners L.P. in its $205 million acquisition of VantaCore Partners LP, a privately held limited partnership specializing in the construction materials industry.

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Willkie Represents Transaction Committee of the Excel Board of Directors in $288 Million Sale of 34 Vessels to Star Bulk Carriers
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Transaction includes transfer of 29.9 million shares of Star Bulk common stock, and a $231 million secured bridge loan facility.

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Kirkland & Ellis Represents Infineon Technologies AG in Acquisition of International Rectifier for $3.0 Billion
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kirkland & Ellis LLP represents Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY), which announced today it has signed a definitive agreement with International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for US$40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$3.0 billion. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approvals in various jurisdictions and customary closing conditions, as well as approval of International Rectifier stockholders. The transaction is expected to close late in the calendar year 2014 or early in the calendar year 2015 subject to regulatory approval.

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