US firm in Hong Kong is seeking a mid-level Hong Kong qualified M&A/private equity associate. There is more than one opening for this position. Experience with the Takeovers Code a must. Mandarin fluency a must. Successful candidates will have strong academic records and have experience from a large UK or US law firm in Hong Kong. […]
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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.
We caught up with our fun and outgoing recruiter Rachel Huey this week. We talked about everything from what motivates her to her proudest moment on the job.
How did you become a legal recruiter?
With some incredible luck and timing, I fell into the business right out of college. I majored in advertising in school but realized quickly that an agency job wasn’t going to be the career that really worked for me. So instead, I applied for a communications-oriented job that a legal recruiter had posted online on behalf of one of her clients in the Dallas area.
When I met with her, we had a lot to talk about but also agreed that the posted position wasn’t a fit for me. She then inquired whether I would be interested in working under her to learn to recruit professionals in the legal community. I said yes and, three years later, it’s still the best decision I have ever made. This job is not for the faint of heart, but it’s the best.
What’s been your favorite placement and why?
My favorite placement was the first time I placed a friend candidate with a friend client. One of my great friends was looking for an associate to start with his high-end litigation boutique, and I had another friend who was less-than-happy at her current gig. She was grinding it out at her firm and felt more like a pencil pusher than an advocate for her clients. She mentioned to me in passing over happy hour that she was kinda-sorta keeping her eyes out for a change, something with the right kind of work and culture fit. Though I knew the both of them from what felt like opposite ends of the universe, a light bulb went on.
US firm in Hong Kong is seeking a junior Hong Kong qualified M&A/private equity associate. There is more than one opening for this position. Mandarin fluency a must. Successful candidates will have strong academic records and have experience from a large UK or US law firm in Hong Kong. This firm is in a position to […]
US firm in Hong Kong is seeking a senior Hong Kong qualified M&A/private equity associate. There is more than one opening for this position. Experience with the Takeovers Code a must. Mandarin fluency a must. Successful candidates will have strong academic records and have experience from a large UK or US law firm in Hong Kong. […]
Our client is an international firm with a strong Dallas presence seeking a mid level corporate associate to join their Dallas team. The corporate practice here is mixed but the proper candidate will have at least experience with public company M&A transactions, capital markets and private equity deals. Work on transactions in the energy industry […]
Large, international law firm has a need in its NY office for a Mid-Level Real Estate Associate with 3-5 years of broad real estate experience including real estate financing, acquisitions/dispositions, and leasing. Major law firm experience is preferred. Candidates should have a JD from a top 40 law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit […]
Mid -Level International Tax Associate Need in No. CA – our global law firm client with a top ranked tax practice has a need for a Mid-Level to Senior Tax Associate with 4-6 years international prior tax experience in large firm to join its busy No. CA office. Candidates should have international structuring and […]
A very prestigious New York firm has an immediate need for a US Associate to practice as part of their London M&A team. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with exceptional performance at a top US law school, but LLM candidates will be eligible as well. The successful applicant will have at least two […]
Top Global client seeks a Mid-Level Commercial Finance Associate attorney for its Chicago office. The Candidate will have 3-4 years at a top law firm or a commercial finance boutique firm experience. Candidates would ideally have experience in acquisition debt financing, recapitalizations and refinancings and agented syndicated secured financings. A huge desire for client contact and drafting and […]
Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Robert L. Bourguignon has rejoined the firm’s Finance practice as a partner in the New York office. Bourguignon returns from Wachtel Missry LLP, which he joined from Troutman Sanders in 2013.
The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Dr. Klaus Herkenroth has joined as a partner in the Tax Practice, resident in the Firm’s Frankfurt Office. Dr. Herkenroth comes to Jones Day from Ashurst LLP, where he led the German tax practice for more than 15 years. With more than 25 years of experience, […]
Greenberg Traurig, LLP has expanded its Tax Practice in California with the addition of property tax shareholders C. Stephen Davis and Cris O’Neall to the Orange County office.
Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Gregory Wang to its partnership. Gregory will join the firm’s Hong Kong office on 1 September from Morrison & Foerster.
Global law firm K&L Gates LLP is bolstering its leading intellectual property litigation practice with the addition of partner Jeff Randall, whose representations include many of the world’s most successful and recognizable technology companies as well as numerous other industry-leading enterprises. Randall, who arrives from Paul Hastings LLP, handles patent, trade secret, and other IP […]
Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced today that Michael Arruda, Joanne Du and Phillip Georgiou have joined the firm based in Hong Kong/Beijing.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP is expanding its Swiss-EU practice with the addition of partner Simon Hirsbrunner in the firm’s Brussels office. Mr. Hirsbrunner, a Swiss national qualified in both Switzerland and Germany, will work closely with partner Jean Russotto in advising clients on European Union (EU) regulatory requirements and advocacy strategy, particularly in relation to […]
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP is pleased to announce that seven former attorneys of Fishman Stewart Yamaguchi have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. practice. Leading the group are Partners Christopher M. Tobin and Yoichiro Yamaguchi.