The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw New York based law firm, is seeking a mid to senior level associate with 4 or more years of corporate transactional experience to join their M&A practice group. The group’s practice is diversified beyond energy, and there is a significant international component. Candidates should have […]
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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 Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw New York based law firm, is seeking a junior associate with 1-2 years of corporate transactional experience to join their M&A practice group. The group’s practice is diversified beyond energy, and there is a significant international component. The successful candidate will be working on some […]
Junior Corporate M&A Associate Need in San Francisco – our client wants to hire an experienced Junior Corporate Associate with a minimum of one full year of large firm M&A deal experience to join their team. Fantastic opportunity to work directly with a partner who has a strong reputation as an excellent mentor. […]
Our client, a preeminent Intellectual Property Boutique firm in Philadelphia, has a need for an IP Litigation Associate with 5-10 years experience and an understanding of patent prosecution. The ideal candidate has a B.S., M.S. or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science, but other technical degrees will be considered. USPTO admitted preferred and must […]
Senior M&A Associate Need in San Francisco Office of Premier Law Firm – our client has a need to add an experienced Corporate Deal Associates with 4-8 years of law firm experience. Ideal candidates will have M&A and PE experience playing a significant leadership role on deals. This is a clear path to partnership […]
The Washington DC office of our client, a premiere international AmLaw 100 firm, seeks a mid-level patent prosecution associate for the Intellectual Property Practice Group. Qualified candidates for this position must have a minimum of 3 years of extensive work experience in the electrical/computer technologies patent prosecution field and a degree in electrical engineering, computer […]
Top national law firm is seeking a Junior to Senior IP Prosecution Associate Attorney for its prestigious Chicago office. The perfect candidate will have 1-8 years of intellectual property-related transactional work, including licensing agreements, technology transfer agreements and data privacy and cybersecurity issues. Additionally the right fit should have experience with trademark and copyright law, […]
Our client is in search of an Assistant General Counsel to fill a vacancy in it's NYC office in Midtown. Duties will mostly be transactional, but will include some compliance, regulatory and all other matters where outside counsel is not retained. Candidates should have a history of major law firm employment and strong academic credentials. […]
Charles D. Ossola has joined Hunton & Williams LLP as a partner in its intellectual property group in Washington. Ossola focuses his international practice on IP litigation and counseling, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret matters, as well as pharmaceutical patent litigation and antitrust matters that intersect with intellectual property. He has counseled companies […]
Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Ted Lotchin as a health care partner in its Research Triangle Park office. Lotchin joins K&L Gates from the Washington, D.C., office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.
Dentons has significantly enhanced its UK Real Estate sector capability with the hire of five partners from Irwin Mitchell: •Rob Thomson, Head of London Real Estate, Rupert Dowdell and Lewis Myers – all of whom specialise in investment and development work; •Head of Real Estate Finance Simon Tweedle; and •Head of Corporate Real Estate Jayne […]
Lisa Ormand Taylor has joined McGuireWoods as a corporate partner in the firm’s Jacksonville, Florida, office, returning to the firm after 13 years as a senior legal executive with two leading international transportation and logistics companies.
Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has added Sasha Burstein as a partner in the firm’s investment management, hedge funds and alternative investments practice. She joins K&L Gates from Paul Hastings LLP.
DLA Piper announced today that Ryan O’Quinn, a former federal prosecutor with extensive defense experience in high-profile white collar cases, has joined the firm’s Litigation practice as a partner in the Miami office.
Vinson & Elkins continues to strengthen its global Intellectual Property practice with the addition of two partners in Washington, D.C. The firm’s newest partners, Jennifer Chen and John Fuisz, join an IP team bolstered by several recent hires in California and Texas, and the opening of the firm’s Taipei office.
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Peter F. Asaad has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office concentrating on immigration in its Labor & Employment Practice Group.