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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 Bengoshi - M&A/Finance
Prestigious law office of an international law firm has a need for a Midlevel Bengoshi with 2-5 years of Japanese M&A and corporate finance experience to work with personable, skilled partners. The candidate must be a native Japanese speaker with strong English language skills. They are a small, collegial group that does high-quality work. They want to hire someone who gets along well with others. The compensation is top of the market. Please submit resume/transcript to: danielle at kinneyrecruiting dotcom I will never submit your resume anywhere without your authorization.
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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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Williams Mullen Represents Select Bancorp in Merger with New Century Bancorp
Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Century Bancorp and Select Bancorp jointly reported receipt of regulatory approval from both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the North Carolina State Banking Commission for the merger of the two subsidiary banks. In its release on July 10, the Company said that the merger was previously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and it was reported on May 27, that shareholders of both companies also had approved the merger.

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Squire Patton Boggs Advises on AIM IPO of DJI Holdings PLC
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Squire Patton Boggs’ Capital Markets team has advised Canaccord Genuity and North Square Blue Oak on the AIM IPO of DJI Holdings plc. DJI, which operates through its subsidiaries as a licensed and authorised distributor and promoter of regulated lottery products in the Chinese lottery market, has been admitted to AIM with a market capitalisation of approximately £130 million.

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Allen & Overy advises Iceland on largest sterling high yield bond of 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Allen & Overy has advised Iceland Foods on its GBP950 million high yield bond, the largest sterling denominated high yield bond issuance of 2014. The bonds consist of GBP350m senior secured floating rate notes due 2020, GBP400m 6.25% senior secured notes due 2021 and GBP200m 6.75% senior secured notes due 2024. All will be listed on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg stock exchange.

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Cross-practice US Dentons team advises Fresenius Medical Care in multi-million dollar shareholder acquisition of Sound Physicians
Thursday, July 24, 2014

A cross-practice, multi-office Dentons team advised Fresenius Medical Care, a Germany-based global health care company, in its US$600 million acquisition of a majority of the equity interests in Sound Inpatient Physicians Inc., one of the leading providers of hospitalist physician services in the United States.

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Consumers Energy Company: $378 Million Securitization Bonds Offering
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hunton & Williams LLP advised the joint book-running managers on an SEC-registered offering of $378,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior secured securitization bonds by Consumers 2014 Securitization Funding LLC, issued pursuant to a securitization structure. The bond proceeds will be used by Consumers Energy Company (“Consumers”) to recover the remaining book value of certain coal-fired generating units. The bonds are a category of utility rate reduction bonds issued on behalf of public utilities. Approximately $50 billion of utility rate reduction bonds have been issued to date.

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Miller Thomson advises on USD 6 billion oil and gas merger.
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Miller Thomson, along with two American firms and a Canadian firm, are advising on a USD 6 billion oil and gas merger that will create the largest producer in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation.

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Autocam Corporation To Merge With NN
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Paul, Weiss client Autocam Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by NN, Inc., a Tennessee-based manufacturer and supplier of high precision metal bearing components and industrial plastic and rubber products, for $244.5 million in cash, $25 million in stock and the assumption of $30.5 million in debt. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Autocam has been a leader in the engineering, manufacture and assembly of complex components for fuel systems, engines and transmissions, and power steering and electric motors. Autocam employs over 2,100 employees and has operations in 15 facilities in the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia.

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Shearman & Sterling Advises Ardagh on Its First Tender Offers
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Shearman & Sterling has advised Ardagh Packaging Finance plc and Ardagh Holdings USA Inc. (the “Issuers”) on their tender offers (the “Offers”) for their €1,085 million First Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2017 and $860 million First Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2017 (the “Notes”). The Offers were launched on June 23, 2014 and settled on July 23, 2014 (with an early settlement for the Offers on July 8, 2014). The firm also advised Ardagh Packaging Finance plc and Ardagh Holdings USA Inc. on the subsequent redemption of the remaining outstanding Notes and the satisfaction and discharge of the indenture governing the Notes.

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