Our client is a premier international law firm seeking to hire a mid-senior level (3-5 years) associate to join the firm's highly successful Houston office. This position will allow you to work with both the firm's decorated Latin America group focusing on energy, infrastructure and finance projects, and also with the firms corporate group in Houston focusing on domestic […]
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 junior to mid-level patent prosecution and counseling associate with a minimum of 2 years of experience in patent prosecution to join their renowned IP practice. Undergraduate or graduate degree in mechanical engineering strongly preferred. Candidates should have a strong academic […]
The Houston office of our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, is seeking a registered patent agent with a minimum of 2 years of experience to join their Intellectual Property practice. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, applied physics, computer science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. Registration to […]
Our client in Dallas has a new need to fill a position on their Finance team with a mid-level associate. In 2017, at least 6 Finance associates were hired in Dallas at many of the market's top firms. 2018 is on track to exceed that number, with two firms currently on the active hunt for […]
Our national client has a new opportunity for a mid to senior litigation associate in their busy Dallas office. We know several of the partners and senior associates in this group, who are sharp and personable. This practice is known for early and substantive access to cases, so if you are not comfortable making an […]
Our client in Dallas has an immediate need for a mid to senior level real estate transactions associate to join their national practice. Skills and a culture match are essential for the successful candidate in this role, as this firm truly focuses on bolstering a team environment and limiting attrition. If you have at least […]
Jr. to Mid-Level Corporate Associate Need in Los Angeles (west side) – our law firm client has an immediate need to add an experienced Corporate Associate with 3-5 years of prior large firm practice working with venture and emerging companies. Outstanding academics are required and prefer candidates with CA Bar but open to those not […]
Our client is a very strong litigation boutique in Houston that has been involved in several of the highest profile matters over the years since the founding partners broke off of a major Houston firm to start their own practice. Not everyone at the firm is prince charming, but most are, and even the less […]
Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce that Susan Gault-Brown has joined the firm’s Financial Services Group as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office. Ms. Gault-Brown comes to Morrison & Foerster from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and was also a senior counsel in the Division of Investment Management’s […]
The Warsaw office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Dr. Adam Stopyra as a partner its banking and asset finance practice. He joins the firm from CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, where he served as a leader of the regulatory practice.
Commercial litigator Annapoorni (Anna) Sankaran has joined Holland & Knight’s Houston office as a partner. She was previously a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that James N. Mastracchio has joined the Tax Practice Group as a partner in the Washington DC office, bolstering its tax controversy practice. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Mr. Mastracchio served as a partner and led the Civil Tax Controversy and Criminal Tax practices in the Washington […]
Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that four corporate partners, formerly of Vinson & Elkins, have joined the firm. Three of the lawyers will be based in the firm’s New York office and one in its Washington, D.C. location.
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the expansion of its Professional Liability Practice with a team of six litigators from Ackerman Law Group, including its founder David Ackerman. They will join Akerman’s Litigation Practice Group in the West Palm Beach office on March 1, enhancing the […]
Morgan Lewis today continues expanding its top-ranked global tax practice with the addition of Matthew S. Mock as a partner focusing on state and local tax (SALT) litigation and planning. At Morgan Lewis, Mr. Mock reunites with a trio of tax partners from his former firm—Joshua S. Richardson, Adam P. Beckerink, and Michael Liu, who […]
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP is pleased to announce that Shawn Rafferty has joined the Private Capital team within its Corporate Practice Group as a partner in the Atlanta office, bolstering its national and cross-border aviation, transportation and equipment finance services to clients. Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland, Mr. Rafferty served as a partner at Barnes […]