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 […]
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 Dallas office of our national firm client needs to add a senior Cap Markets associate to their team. Particular expertise representing public companies in public and private (Rule 144A) securities offerings, Exchange Act reporting, Section 16 and corporate governance compliance will be strongly preferred. This practice boasts high quality work both from local Texas clients […]
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 Washington DC office of our client, a premiere AmLaw firm, seeks a junior to senior associate with substantive knowledge of the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The ideal candidate will have experience working with mutual fund complexes, investment advisers and fund boards of directors, including familiarity and […]
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 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) […]
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 […]
Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has strengthened its Energy practice in Russia and CIS with the recruitment of partner Louis Skyner. He joins from Clifford Chance, where as Head of the Russia and CIS Oil and Gas practice, he advised major energy players such as Lukoil, Rosneft, Gazprom Neft, Shell, and Mubadala Petroleum. Prior […]
Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce Elizabeth G. Myers has joined the Firm’s Austin office as a Partner in the Trial Practice Group.
Polsinelli announced today that intellectual property litigator Taras Gracey joined as a shareholder in its Chicago office. Gracey brings over 20 years of experience to the firm’s growing Intellectual Property Department, which is comprised of more than 120 attorneys, patent agents and scientists coast to coast. Gracey focuses his practice on litigating patent issues in […]
Cozen O’Connor is pleased to welcome prominent business litigator Philip “Randy” Seybold to the firm as a member. Seybold joins Cozen O’Connor from AmLaw 100 firm WilmerHale, where he spent the last 11 years handling some of the nation’s highest profile business litigation matters. Seybold is part of Cozen O’Connor’s Business Litigation practice group and […]
Pillsbury announced today the arrival of intellectual property partners Howard Wisnia and James Conley in the firm’s San Diego office. Both have significant experience in patent litigation, adding to one of Pillsbury’s most active practices and one of its busiest offices. They come to the firm from Mintz Levin in San Diego.
Morrison & Foerster, a leading global law firm, is pleased to announce the addition of six highly regarded IP litigators to its Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation group. The San Francisco-based team, which joins from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, consists of partners Stefani E. Shanberg and Jennifer J. Schmidt, of counsel Robin L. Brewer, and […]
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Richard Kaye to its Atlanta office as a partner in the Corporate Department, where he works on domestic and international transactions. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, Kaye was a member at Sherman & Howard LLC. His arrival comes on the heels of Robert Lockwood, a partner in the […]
Morgan Lewis today welcomes veteran transactional lawyer Juan-Pablo “John” Crespo to the firm as a partner in Houston. His long-time colleague, Adrian Talamantes, will join the firm on May 30, also in Houston. Both new partners have deep backgrounds in corporate transactions, focusing on energy, life sciences, and investment funds transactions throughout the United States […]