Our prominent law firm client has a need for a 5-8 year associate in its real estate group. Candidate must have experience in real estate transactions, including: drafting and negotiating agreements and loan documents, due diligence matters, title and survey review and closing matters. This is a great opportunity to join a well-established full-service real […]
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.”
Mid-Level Corporate Associate Need in Washington, DC – our law firm client, a leading global law firm, has a need to add an experienced M&A Corporate Associate with 3-6 years of prior law firm experience to join its DC office. Ideal candidates will have prior large law firm experience and experience representing private and public […]
Top law firm has a need in it's NY office for a Mid-Level M&A/PE Associate with 3+ years of corporate, M&A and private equity experience at a major law firm. Energy experience is desirable. Candidates should have a JD from a top law school, strong academic credentials and a history of major firm employment. Please […]
Patent Prosecution (Software) Need in Houston – Our client is a top firm, paying California/NYC market salaries in Houston, who desperately needs several patent agents to handle a lot of new work for a very well known and high-quality company. Candidates need to be USPTO admitted and have a minimum of two years experience prosecuting patents […]
Our client, a premiere AmLaw international law firm, has an immediate need for aMid-level or senior associate (ideally class of 2012-2009) with strong finance experience to join their market leading finance practice. This is a dynamic, rapidly growing practice with significant growth and promotion opportunities. Flexibility to be located in Boston, Los Angeles or New […]
Wir suchen für ein internationales Healthcare-Unternehmen mit Sitz bei Stuttgart einen Legal Counsel (m/w). Im Rahmen dieser neu geschaffenen Position wird der Stelleninhaber als einziger Jurist der deutschen Niederlassung (vor Ort) Teil der Rechtsabteilung des Mutterhauses sein und direkt an den Head of Legal berichten. Kern der Tätigkeit wird in der juristischen Unterstützung und Begleitung […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Mid-Level Tech Transactions Associate with 4-6 years of IP licensing and tech commercialization experience at a major law firm. Please have a JD from a top tier law school with a 3.5+ GPA. Please submit resume to be considered. We will never submit your resume anywhere without […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Junior Investment Management Associate Attorney with 2-3 years of sophisticated IM experience from a top-ranked IM group and/or peer firm. Please have experience advising clients re the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, securities laws and other regulatory issues re PE funds and hedge funds, and other […]
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP announced today the addition of Terence P. “Terry” Ross as a partner to the firm’s Intellectual Property group. He will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Mr. Ross is widely recognized as one of the nation’s pre-eminent first-chair IP trial attorneys. He concentrates his practice on the litigation of […]
McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Albert L. Sokol has joined as a partner in the Corporate & Transactional Practice Group in the Firm’s Boston office.
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome Laura B. Sorscher as a member of its national Real Estate practice, one of the premiere such practices in the country.
Roetzel is proud to announce that Daniel G. Rohletter has joined the Columbus office as a member of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Mr. Rohletter will be practicing business, general corporate, real estate, and commercial law. He will be representing businesses, financial institutions, and commercial real estate developers, in addition to focusing on financing […]
Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that Campbell Steedman has joined the firm as Managing Partner, Middle East. Mr. Steedman was most recently a partner at White & Case.
Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that David Manspeizer and Greg Chopskie have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group in its New York and Washington, D.C. offices, respectively. Mr. Manspeizer joins the firm effective immediately, and Mr. Chopskie joins October 24.
Global 50 law firm Goodwin announced today that Scott Lassman has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Life Sciences Practice.
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced that Kevin J. Lehpamer has joined the Firm’s Corporate team as a partner in New York. Lehpamer’s practice concentrates on M&A transactions and corporate governance matters.