Mid-Level Finance Associate in NY: Our client, an AmLaw25 global law firm, is seeking a mid-level associate to join its finance practice in New York. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of project finance, acquisition finance and structured finance experience. This is a terrific opportunity to practice with a cross-border firm working with clients […]
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.”
The Washington DC office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking an environmental litigation associate with 3 to 5 years of experience. The ideal candidate will have a working familiarity with major environmental programs and have participated in environmental and/or toxic tort litigation, including experience in managing discovery tasks, handling experts, […]
Top law firm has a need for a Midlevel Corporate Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of general corporate and cross-border M&A, restructuring and JV experience, preferably at a large law firm. The group is collegial and the partner is a good mentor. Please have a JD from a top tier law school and a 3.4+ […]
Prestigious law firm's New York office has a need for a Litigation Associate Attorney with 4-5 years of prestigious law firm government investment and white-collar experience to join their hardworking and growing group. Collegial group, gorgeous offices. Candidates should have a JD from a top 25 law school and a 3.5+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript […]
Our client, an elite AmLaw international firm, seeks a 2nd- 4th year Litigation Associate for its Houston office. Their associates work closely with some of the most respected litigation partners in the country. You will receive strong mentoring and opportunities to assume increasing levels of responsibility and client contact. This is an exciting opportunity to […]
Strong national law firm with international reach is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate Associate to join its Chicago office. The right candidate will have 3-5 years of general corporate experience in M&A, finance, and private equity, preferrably at a sophisticated, established law firm. This is not a position for those who want to sit back and […]
The Washington DC office of our client, a premiere AmLaw international law firm, seeks an associate with three to five years of environmental practice, either in private practice or at a state or federal regulatory agency. A multi-media background (with particular emphasis on CERCLA, RCRA, the Safe Drinking Water Act and their state analogs) and […]
Mid-Level Litigation Associate Need in NY: Our client, a prestigious international law firm, is seeking to hire a mid-level litigation associate with 3 to 5 years of experience. Ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who works well on teams and has experience with mass torts and consumer litigation at a large law firm. Excellent written […]
Williams Mullen is pleased to announce the addition of six attorneys to the firm’s Health Care Section. Jamie Baskerville Martin, Jeremy Ball and Dominic Madigan have joined Williams Mullen as partners in the Richmond office. Ms. Martin will serve as Co-Chair of the Section. In addition, Maggie Krantz and Ashley Provost have joined as of […]
Sedgwick is pleased to announce that Akin M. Alcitepe has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Alcitepe practices in the areas of commercial and construction litigation before international and domestic dispute tribunals such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, International Criminal Court and the American Arbitration Association, […]
Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Joshua Isenberg has joined the firm’s Tokyo office as a partner in its real estate practice. Mr. Isenberg comes to Morrison & Foerster from Paul Hastings, where he led its local real estate practice in Tokyo. He brings to the firm strong […]
Jenner & Block is pleased to announce that H. Kurt von Moltke, an elite corporate lawyer with more than 30 years of experience structuring, negotiating and executing complex M&A transactions, including billion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, is joining the firm as a partner in the Chicago office and co-chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions […]
Dechert LLP is pleased to announce that highly regarded antitrust litigator Steven E. Bizar has joined the firm as a partner in Philadelphia. He was previously a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.
Securities litigator Patrick Gibbs has joined Cooley as a partner in the Palo Alto office. He joins from Latham & Watkins where he was a partner and former co-chair of its securities litigation and professional liability practice.
Wilson Elser announced today that corporate attorney William Tolin Gay has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner.
Peter C. Butcher, an experienced debt finance lawyer who represents major financial institutions and companies in a broad array of transactions, has joined McGuireWoods’ debt finance practice as a partner in the firm’s Pittsburgh office.