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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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Quereinsteiger (m/w) im Arbeitsrecht für Kanzlei in München
Wir suchen für eine renommierte Wirtschaftskanzlei einen erfahrenen Rechtsanwalt (m/w) für den Bereich Arbeitsrecht in München. Vor Jahren als Spin-Off gestartet, ist die Sozietät mittlerweile eine feste Größe am deutschen Anwaltsmarkt.Die Rechtsanwälte beraten die Mandanten vielfach mit grenzüberschreitendem Bezug, die tägliche Arbeit ist stark international geprägt.Die Arbeitsrechtler beraten Arbeitgeber, Organe und Führungskräfte in sämtlichen Belangen des individuellen und kollektiven Arbeitsrechts. So werden Unternehmen z.B. bei Transaktionen, bei Re- und Umstrukturierungen sowie in Fragen betreffend das Tagesgeschäft arbeitsrechtlich unterstützt. Natürlich werden die Interessen der Mandantschaft auch vor Gericht vertreten.Gesucht wird nunmehr ein erfahrener Rechtsanwalt (m/w) mit Spezialisierung im Arbeitsrecht, der diesen Bereich am Standort München auf- bzw. ausbauen soll. Sie sollten vollbefriedigende Staatsexamina, verhandlungssichere Englischkenntnisse sowie Begeisterung für die Arbeit in einer international agierenden Wirtschaftskanzlei mitbringen. Außerdem wird ein gewisser transportabler Umsatz vorausgesetzt.Bei Interesse an dieser Vakanz senden Sie bitte Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Lebenslauf und einschlägige Zeugnisse) per Email an:
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Legal and Operational Due Diligence - Senior Associate
A high-profile hedge fund group in Greenwich has a need for a senior-level associate with a substantial background in legal operations and due diligence. Candidates will have between 4-8 years of experience working in a large law firm in a regulatory practice. Familiarity to federal securities laws and SEC/CFTC regulations, hedge fund structures, operational processes, controls and service providers is a must. Strong credentials, high class rank and a notable history of representative experience will earn first priority consideration. Applicants should supply a resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts, law school class rank, and a deal sheet. Send materials to for confidential review and feedback.
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IP-Quereinsteiger (m/w) für Kanzlei im Rheinland
Wir suchen für eine renommierte Wirtschaftskanzlei einen erfahrenen Rechtsanwalt (m/w) mit Schwerpunkt im Bereich Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz für den Standort im Rheinland. Vor Jahren als Spin-Off gestartet, ist die Sozietät mittlerweile eine feste Größe.Die Rechtsanwälte beraten die Mandanten vielfach mit grenzüberschreitendem Bezug, die tägliche Arbeit ist stark international geprägt.Gesucht wird nunmehr ein Rechtsanwalt (m/w) mit profunden Erfahrungen im Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, der diesen Bereich auf- bzw. ausbauen soll. Sie sollten vollbefriedigende Staatsexamina, verhandlungssichere Englischkenntnisse sowie Begeisterung für die Arbeit in einer international agierenden Wirtschaftskanzlei mitbringen.Bei Interesse an dieser Vakanz senden Sie bitte Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Lebenslauf und einschlägige Zeugnisse) per Email an:
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Mid- to Senior Level Project Finance & Energy Associate Attorney
Los Angeles
Energy/Project Finance Mid-Senior Needed in No. CA - our global law firm client has a need for a Mid-Senior Level Project Finance Associate with 4-10 years experience in the energy sector to join its busy CA practice. Candidates should have large firm experience working on the development of energy projects, including secured and unsecured financings, bridge financings, tax equity financings, lease financings and bond financings for large clients both domestically and internationally. Ideal candidates will be CA admitted. If you have strong academics from top 30 school and are interested, please contact for more information.
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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
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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
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Mid-Level Corporate Associate Attorney
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 today!
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Travers Smith advises on the IPO of Spire Healthcare Group plc
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travers Smith private equity partner Paul Dolman and corporate finance partner Adrian West have advised the management of Spire Healthcare Group plc on the initial public offering of the company on the Official List. Admission and unconditional dealing in the shares commenced on 23 July 2014. At admission Spire had a market capitalisation of approximately £840 million.

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Macfarlanes advises Metric Capital Partners on €465m fundraising for second fund
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Macfarlanes has advised special situation investor Metric Capital Partners on fundraising for its second pan-European private-capital solutions fund, raising €465m.

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Paul Hastings Represents Initial Purchasers in Pinfra's US$570 Million Follow-on Equity Offering
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, represented Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Itaú BBA and GBM as initial purchasers in connection with Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura, S.A.B. de C.V.’s US$570 million follow-on equity offering of Series “L” Shares.  Pinfra’s follow-on offering of Series “L” Shares was the first L-share offering in Mexico in over 10 years.  The issued stock was offered publicly in Mexico on the Mexican Stock Exchange and internationally pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S.  

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Pinsent Masons advises on £137 million Cordea Savills student housing disposal
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The deal will see the international property investment manager sell its Student Hall Fund, which comprises 2,904 bedrooms across Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Loughborough. Pinsent Masons' corporate funds partner Ian Warner led a corporate funds team including Thilo Schneider and Genna Oakes. Real estate partner, Jonathan Brocklehurst led on property related matters assisted by James Long, Ramiza Ali, Richard Holroyd, Greg Dingwall, Cassandra Auld and Alison Groat.

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Ropes & Gray Team in Hong Kong and London Advises on Restructuring of Bonds Issued by Suzlon Energy
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Ropes & Gray represented an ad hoc committee of bondholders for Suzlon Energy Ltd., an Indian wind-turbine maker, in the restructuring of approximately $580 million foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs). The restructuring was approved by bondholders on July 9, as announced by the company. Suzlon defaulted on the FCCBs, which consisted of four different issuances of bonds, in October 2012. The deal was led by Ropes & Gray special situations partner Daniel Anderson (Hong Kong) and business restructuring partner James Douglas (London). 

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Simpson Thacher Represents Underwriters in Secondary Offering by Selling Stockholder of CommScope Holding Company, Inc.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Simpson Thacher represented the underwriters, led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, in connection with a secondary offering by a fund affiliated with The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”) of 20,125,000 shares of common stock of CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (“CommScope”), a portfolio company of Carlyle. Approximately $445.5 million in net proceeds was raised in the offering. 

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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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