4-6 yr. Employment, Labor and OSHA Associate Our client, a premiere AmLaw international law firm, is seeking a 4-6 year associate for the Employment, Labor and OSHA Practice Group in their Houston office. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of significant experience on employment and labor issues in business transactions. Candidates should have a […]
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.
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Junior/Mid-Level Fund Formation Associate with 2-6 years of fund formation experience. The group is very collegial and they are careful about whom they bring on-board. The firm requires stellar academics, including a JD from a Top 20 law school and a 3.6+ GPA. Please submit resume/transcript to: email@example.com […]
White Collar Litigation Need in DC – Top Firm – Ideal Candidates will have Foreign Language Skills – our law firm client with a top-rated litigation practice has a need for Junior to Senior Level experienced white collar litigation associates with 2 to 8 years prior large law firm experience to join its busy DC […]
Corporate Associate Need at Top DC Firm – our global law firm client with a stellar reputation for top talent has a need for Senior Corporate Associates with 5+ years experience to join its extremely busy DC office. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years AmLaw 50 law firm experience and outstanding academics as […]
The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking a Compensation & Benefits associate with 2-6 years (classes 2010 – 2014) of compensation and benefits experience. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and an equally impressive undergraduate degree, as well as large law […]
Junior Litigation Associate Need in San Francisco – our nationally recognized boutique law firm client has a need to add a Junior Litigation Associate with 1-2 years of large law firm experience to its growing San Francisco office. Ideal candidates will have a minimum of 1+ years of firm experience, excellent writing skills, Law […]
Our client is a premier Texas-based international law firm with an immediate need for several midlevel corporate associates in the firm's Houston office. This firm has an unparalleled corporate and energy practice, and winning candidates will get the immediate opportunity to work on the most sophisticated transactions in the Texas market. This firm has a […]
The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking an Intellectual Property Litigation Associate with 1-3 years of experience. Candidates should have significant experience in intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade secrets litigation, and preferably with an electrical engineering or computer science background. Candidates should have a strong academic record […]
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, announced today that Katherine H. Ku has joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice as a partner in the Los Angeles office. Ku was previously a corporate partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles […]
Morgan Lewis welcomes to its Washington, DC, office partners Mark R. Riccardi and Cory E. Barry, two lawyers with broad backgrounds in representing financial industry clients who will further strengthen the firm’s global structured transactions team. They formerly were partners at a firm focusing on financial services representations in the United States.
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added Gary Clayton as a shareholder in its Dallas office. Clayton joins from ADP, LLC, a global provider of cloud-based human resources management solutions, where he served as senior director of privacy programs. Clayton brings two decades of experience in privacy, data protection, […]
Global law firm White & Case LLP announced today that Joshua Berman will join its Global Commercial Litigation Practice as a partner in its New York office.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP announced today that Glenn J. Smith has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment department as a partner in New York. Smith joins Seyfarth following 11 years at Littler Mendelson PC, where he recently served as a member of the firm’s board of directors and served as the office managing shareholder of its […]
Orrick announced today that Matteo Daste, a tech-focused corporate lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner in its Technology Companies Group. Formerly a partner with Squire Patton Boggs, Matteo will work out of Orrick’s San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.
Morgan Lewis has welcomed Dr. Ulrich Korth as a corporate and business transactions partner in Frankfurt, enhancing the firm’s services in mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Before joining Morgan Lewis, he was a corporate lawyer with another global law firm.
Squire Patton Boggs has further expanded in one of the legal industry’s fastest growing practice areas with the addition of two partners, Robin Campbell and Elliot Golding, to its Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. They join the firm in Washington DC from Crowell & Moring.