Government Contracts AssociateAn AmLaw 100 firm is seeking an associate with 2-4 years' experience with government contracts to add to their Tysons Corner, VA office. The ideal candidate will have outstanding academic credentials as well as law firm or clerking experience. Please apply at email@example.com
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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! <<
We’re proud to present our Guidebook for Potential Candidates, a free resource to anyone considering a legal career change. With detailed information on the in’s and out’s of working with a legal recruiter, resume tips and samples, hints on offer negotiation, and so much more, this guide is a great place to start!
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 Atlanta office of our client, a premiere AmLaw 100 international law firm, seeks a mid-level to senior associate attorney for its Business Litigation/Labor & Employment practice group. You will have a have a minimum of 3 years’ experience handling employment class actions, with particular experience in statistical analysis of labor economist data. Candidates should […]
Top law firm has a need for a Midlevel Corporate Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of general corporate and cross-border M&A, restructuring and JV experience, preferably at a large law firm. The group is collegial and the partner is a good mentor. Please have a JD from a top tier law school and a 3.4+ […]
Mid-Level Finance Associate in NY: Our client, an AmLaw25 global law firm, is seeking a mid-level associate to join its finance practice in New York. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of project finance, acquisition finance and structured finance experience. This is a terrific opportunity to practice with a cross-border firm working with clients […]
Our client, a premiere international AmLaw firm, seeks a mid-level to senior corporate associate with 4 – 8 years of corporate law firm experience to join its Healthcare Sector Practice in their Miami office. Preferred candidates will have large law firm transactional experience in mergers and acquisitions. Healthcare regulatory experience (Stark/AKS/Corporate Practice of Medicine) is a […]
Mid-Level Litigation Associate Need in NY: Our client, a prestigious international law firm, is seeking to hire a mid-level litigation associate with 3 to 5 years of experience. Ideal candidate will be a motivated, self-starter who works well on teams and has experience with mass torts and consumer litigation at a large law firm. Excellent written […]
The Raleigh office of our client, a premiere AmLaw international law firm, seeks an associate for their IP Litigation/Patents department. Qualified candidates will have 1–3 years patent litigation experience, and must have an Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering degree. Candidates should have a strong academic record from a nationally respected law school and […]
The Austin office of our client, an elite AmLaw firm, is seeking a 3 -5 year corporate associate with significant venture capital and startup company experience. The Austin corporate practice consists of:– venture capital and startup company representation– venture capital and private equity fund formation– private company mergers and acquisitions– general corporate counsel and contract […]
Orrick today announced the addition of two more partners to its rapidly growing London office, adding Dominic O’Brien to the firm’s finance team, and Weyinmi Popo to the firm’s M&A and Private Equity practice and Africa team.
New York, NY. Nixon Peabody is expanding the firm’s energy and infrastructure project finance and development capabilities with the arrival of new partner Ernest W. Chung.
King & Spalding announced today that construction disputes lawyer David Kiefer has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner with the international arbitration practice. Kiefer joins King & Spalding from Dentons, where he was a partner.
The Washington, D.C., office of global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Robert J. Grey as a partner in the firm’s energy practice and the firm’s Global Boardroom Risk Solutions initiative. Grey, who was previously a partner at K&L Gates legacy firm Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, rejoins the firm from PPL Corporation, where he […]
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that Warren S. de Wied has rejoined as a partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity Practice, resident in the Firm’s New York office. In addition, Scott B. Luftglass will join as a partner in the Litigation Department, also resident in the Firm’s New […]
Arnold & Porter LLP announced today that Michael Bywell has joined the firm as a partner, resident in its London office. Mr. Bywell becomes part of Arnold & Porter’s international Intellectual Property & Technology practice, where he will focus on litigation and advisory work for organizations undertaking large scale technology projects and outsourcings. In a […]
Williams Mullen is pleased to announce the addition of six attorneys to the firm’s Health Care Section. Jamie Baskerville Martin, Jeremy Ball and Dominic Madigan have joined Williams Mullen as partners in the Richmond office. Ms. Martin will serve as Co-Chair of the Section. In addition, Maggie Krantz and Ashley Provost have joined as of […]
Sedgwick is pleased to announce that Akin M. Alcitepe has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office. Alcitepe practices in the areas of commercial and construction litigation before international and domestic dispute tribunals such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, International Criminal Court and the American Arbitration Association, […]