The Atlanta office of our client, an AmLaw 100 law firm, is seeking a senior associate or counsel to join their Real Estate practice. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of deal expertise in commercial acquisitions (including title and survey review) and dispositions, leasing, real estate debt, equity and/or capital markets transactions. This is an […]
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! <<
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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.”
This week we sat down with Chris Miller (yes, we have two Chris Millers on our team). Chris is a Texas-native and currently recruiting in our Dallas office.
Why or how did you become a legal recruiter?
After a brief but illustrious stint at the practice of law in Houston, I had the opportunity to help grow a technology company in California and Texas. Nine years later, it was time to take on a new challenge, so I reached out to my old friend Robert Kinney. Listening to Robert talk about his business and the industry, I was convinced that I could add something of value to the operation, so I agreed to join. Now if I could just remember what that something was. . .
What’s been the hardest lesson you had to learn as a recruiter?
It is difficult to realize and accept that even what appear to be the most obvious and mutually beneficial transactions still don’t always happen and often these deals break down for reasons that are completely outside of your individual control.
The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking a litigation associate with 2-3 years of experience. The successful candidate must be able manage cases on his/her own and be able to assist on cases managed by others. The duties include handling all aspects of litigation, including conducting discovery, taking […]
A US firm with Wall Street background is hiring a junior to middle level M&A lawyer in Hong Kong (2-4 PQE). The ideal candidate needs to be fluent in Mandarin and should have at least 2 years of M&A experience gained from a reputable international firm. The work on offer will be a mix of […]
Mid-Level Corporate M&A Associate (Emerging Companies) – Our global AmLaw 100 law firm client is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate M&A Associate for its Chambers ranked Corporate Group in their New York City office. Ideal candidates will have 3-4 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and venture capital and have excellent academic credentials. Our client is also […]
Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Emerging Companies) – Our global AmLaw 100 law firm client is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate Associate for its Chambers ranked national Corporate Group in their Boston office. Ideal candidates will have 3-4 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and venture capital and have excellent academic credentials. Our client is also open to outstanding […]
Mid-Level Corporate Associate (Emerging Companies) – Our global AmLaw 100 law firm client is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate Associate for its Chambers ranked national Corporate Group in their Washington, D.C. office. Ideal candidates will have 3-4 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, start-ups and venture capital and have excellent academic credentials. Our client is also open to […]
Mid-Level Corporate Securities Associate Need in NYC Premier Firm (Spanish) – our global AmLaw 100 client has a need to add an experienced Mid-Level Corporate Associate with fluent Spanish language skills to work with the firm's busy Latin American team. Ideal candidates will have experience representing issuers and strong drafting skills in both English and […]
A US firm is hiring a middle level real estate finance lawyer in Hong Kong (4-6 PQE). The ideal candidate needs to have Hong Kong qualification, Mandarin skills and 4-6 years of firm experience focusing on acquisition finance or real estate finance matters. You should be a middle level associate at your current firm. The […]
Darcy C. Osta has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s aviation industry team and products liability and professional liability defense teams. She will be resident in the national law firm’s Alexandria office.
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Gary Caris to its Los Angeles office as a partner in the Finance, Insolvency and Restructuring Department. He joins the firm from Diamond McCarthy LLP.
With IP-related legal issues continuing to dominate headlines worldwide, Cozen O’Connor today announced Hugh J. Marbury — a seasoned, first-chair IP litigator with experience representing domestic/international clients in contentious, bet the company financial and commercial disputes — has joined its Intellectual Property Department as a member. A former partner at DLA Piper, Marbury will serve […]
The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP strengthens its presence in Denver with eight attorneys. The strategic additions expand the firm’s Real Estate, Labor & Employment, Litigation, Corporate, Environmental, and Intellectual Property & Technology practices.
Energy industry attorneys Todd Kimbrough and Dane McKaughan have joined Holland & Knight’s Austin, Texas, office as partners. They were both previously with Greenberg Traurig.
International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Mark L. Burghardt has joined the Firm’s Regulatory Affairs Practice Group and Energy and Mining and Natural Resources Industry Groups in Salt Lake City as a Partner.
R. Stephen Stigall—the former Attorney-in-Charge of the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) in Camden—has joined Ballard Spahr as a partner in the firm’s New Jersey and Philadelphia offices, firm Chair Mark Stewart announced today.
Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Adam H. Schuman has joined the firm’s White Collar & Investigations practice group as a partner in the New York office. Adam has varied experience as a former General Counsel, federal prosecutor, law firm attorney, and federal law clerk, and joins the firm from the New York State […]