Our client is a major international law firm who seeks an associate attorney to join its Hong Kong office. Candidates for this position will have 3-6 years of experience in corporate matters, with a solid expertise in US Capital Markets work. Mandarin fluency is a plus but not required. Outstanding academic credentials and a history […]
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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.”
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.
Our client is a $8 billion per year revenue international corporation with worldwide operations, including significant operations in China. This company is a leader in the emissions and ride control industry, producing parts for a very large assortment of automotive manufacturers, as well as heavy industry emission control products. This company seeks a sophisticated, internationally […]
Our client is a premier international law firm with an established and growing Houston office in immediate need for a talented mid-senior level energy (oil & gas) associate to join the growing energy practice group. This is a partnership track position and the winning candidate will accrue some of the best transactional energy experience the […]
Our client, an elite international law firm, seeks a Senior Litigation Associate for their Houston office. The ideal candidate will have 6+ years of sophisticated complex litigation experience at a major law firm, with impeccable academics. Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume and law school transcript in confidence, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prestigious law firm has a need in their NY office for a Junior/Mid-Level Capital Markets Associate with 2-5 years of capital markets experience at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top law school and a 3.5+ GPA (or have graduated towards the top of your class). Please submit resume and […]
Our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, seeks a mid-level to senior associate attorney for its Capital Transactions and Real Estate practice group in Atlanta. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years’ large law firm experience in commercial real estate transactions, such as acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and joint ventures. Candidates should […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a stellar-credentialed Mid-Level M&A/PE Associate (Attorney) with 4-6 years of M&A/PE experience, preferably at a large law firm. Please have a JD from a top 35 law school with a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume to be considered. We will never submit your resume anywhere without your authorization.
Our client, a Top I00 AmLaw international firm, seeks a mid-level to senior associate attorney for its Corporate practice group in Atlanta. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of four years’ large law firm experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. Candidates should also have familiarity with securities transactions. Candidates […]
International law firm Simmons & Simmons is further expanding its life sciences sector group in Germany with the hire of Dr Boris Handorn, who joins the firm’s Munich office as a partner. Boris joins the firm on 01 October from Noerr, where he led their firmwide healthcare group.
Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP is continuing to expand its Chicago presence with the addition of two high-profile partners in its litigation and tax departments. Former Winston & Strawn partner David Koropp joins Honigman’s stellar team of litigators, including those from the high-end litigation boutique of Schopf & Weiss, acquired by Honigman in June. […]
DLA Piper announced today that Idan Netser has joined the firm as a partner in the international Tax practice in the Silicon Valley office.
Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its Global White Collar Practice with the addition of Jonathan Pickworth as a partner in its London office.
King & Spalding announced today that technology and life sciences lawyer Geoffrey P. Leonard has joined King & Spalding’s San Francisco office as a partner with the corporate practice group.
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Andrew R. Stanton has joined the Pittsburgh Office as a partner in the Business & Tort Litigation Practice. He was formerly a partner with K&L Gates LLP in Pittsburgh.
Renowned global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP today opens its 38th office in Berlin with the whole team of the former Berlin office of Olswang. Operating as Greenberg Traurig Germany, the 55 lawyers intend to further develop their transactional practice focusing on the real estate and the technology industry and continue their growth strategy.
Herbert Smith Freehills is advising Russia’s largest gold producer Polyus Gold International Limited on a US$9 billion unsolicited takeover offer by Sacturino Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wandle Holdings Limited (an existing 40.2% shareholder) which is ultimately controlled by Said Kerimov.