Senior M&A (Life Sciences) Need in No. CA – our national client law firm has a need to add a savvy, experienced M&A lawyer to its growing life sciences practice in San Francisco or Silicon Valley. Ideal candidates will have a life sciences technical background (but not required if you've worked with life sciences clients) […]
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 Mergers & Acquisitions/Capital Markets Associate (classes 2015-2016) with significant experience in one or more of the following: private equity, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions and general corporate law. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally respected law […]
The Dallas office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking a biotech patent agent or attorney with excellent academic credentials and a PhD in a life sciences discipline to join our Intellectual Property & Technology practice. The person hired for this position will work directly with partners and other team members and […]
The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking an Investment Funds Associate with a minimum of 1 year of investment funds and/or private equity transactional experience. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree, as well as large […]
Senior M&A (Life Sciences) Need in NYC – our national client law firm has a need to add a savvy, experienced M&A lawyer to its growing life sciences practice in New York City. Ideal candidates will have a life sciences technical background (but not required if you've worked with life sciences clients) and a strong desire […]
Senior M&A / Licensing (Life Sciences) Associate Need in Los Angeles – our prestigious law firm client has a need to add a savvy, experienced M&A and/or licensing lawyer to its growing life sciences practice in So. CA. Ideal candidates will have a life sciences technical background (but not required if you've worked with life sciences […]
Our client is a very unique law firm with offices on the West Side of Houston. The firm is busy, profitable, lifestyle oriented, but also able to focus and work hard when the need is there, which it currently is. This opportunity is for a junior to mid-level (1-3 year) attorney to learn a unique […]
The Austin office of our client, an elite Texas based firm, is seeking a commercial litigation associate with 3-6 years of experience. Candidates must have commercial litigation experience in banking, securities, antitrust and/or real estate matters as well as be experienced in taking and defending depositions and arguing motions. Candidates should have a strong academic record from […]
Kirkland & Ellis is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Dusek as a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of the Firm’s Hong Kong office. Mr. Dusek has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and a variety of other complex and cross-border corporate matters. Mr. Dusek joins Kirkland from the Beijing […]
Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Susan Greenspon has joined the firm’s Transactions and Securities Practice as partner in the Chicago office. Prior to joining Foley, Greenspon was a partner at Dentons US, LLP.
The global law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of Tax Practice partner Michael J. Wynne to the Firm’s Chicago Office. Mr. Wynne Joins Jones Day from Reed Smith, LLP.
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the continued growth of its New York office with Partner Brian Fraser. He joins Akerman’s Litigation Practice Group and bolsters its national team of trial lawyers dedicated to clients in the financial services sector.
Patricia M. Annino expands Rimon’s Trust and Estates Group as partner in its Boston office. A nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation, Ms. Annino brings more than 25 years of experience serving the estate planning needs of families, individuals, and owners of closely held and family-owned businesses. Ms. Annino joins from Prince Lobel.
Cozen O’Connor has announced the addition of six more attorneys from Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC: employee benefit/ERISA attorneys John H. Wilson, Lynn Brehm and Matthew Clyde, labor and employment attorney Brian A. Casal, and commercial litigators William J. Moorhead and Gabrielle Lee.
Morgan Lewis has added leading investment management transactions partners Robert D. Goldbaum and Nathan R. Pusey to its investment management transactions practice, where they will continue to represent a wide variety of industry leaders in the full range of asset and wealth management transactions. Both new partners will be based in New York, joining Morgan […]
Eversheds Sutherland (International) announces the arrival of Bruno Richard as a Partner within the projects team in Paris. This appointment further boosts the firm’s existing strength in public law and public private partnerships.