Entry Level Patent Agent Need in Silicon Valley – our client has a need to add a Entry or Junior Level Patent Agent to its busy Valley Patent Group. If you have a technical background in any of the following areas: EE, CS, chemistry, life sciences, physics and/or ME and are interested in a patent prosecution […]
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! <<
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.”
Senior ERISA Need in No. California – our prestigious law firm client has an immediate need for a Mid-Senior ERISA Associate/Counsel with 5-10 years experience to join its San Francisco office. Candidates will have a minimum of 5 plus years AmLaw 200 firm experience in the executive compensation and ERISA space advising private and public companies […]
Our global law firm client, has an immediate need for Chemistry Patent Prosecution Associates with 1-4 years experience (will only consider class years 2009-2012) to join its busy Silicon Valley office. Candidates must be admitted to the USPTO and the CA Bar. If you have a strong chemistry background (prefer a Ph.D.), excellent […]
Mid-Level Corporate Finance Associate Need in Los Angeles – Top AmLaw firm has engaged us to recruit a mid-level (3-5 years) corporate finance associate for their downtown LA office. Successful candidate will currently work at a top-tier law firm and have experience in credit agreement negotiation, security and intercreditor agreements, legal opinions and other various corporate documents. This […]
Mid-Level Capital Markets Associate Need in Los Angeles or San Francisco – Our top-tier law firm client is hiring a mid-level (4 – 6 years) capital markets associate for their LA or SF office. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing, sophisticated practice group with high profile clients and matters. Candidate will have experience […]
Top law firm has a need in its NY office for a Mid-level Capital Markets Associate with 3-5 years of broad capital markets transactions experience (IPOs, equity and debt securities, restructuring, etc.) at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from top law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript […]
Senior ERISA Need in No. California – our prestigious law firm client has an immediate need for a Mid-Senior ERISA Associate/Counsel with 5-10 years experience to join its Silicon Valley office. Candidates will have a minimum of 5 plus years AmLaw 200 firm experience in the executive compensation and ERISA space advising private and public companies […]
Top law firm is seeking a Mid-Level M&A/PE Associate with 3-5 years of general corporate, M&A, private equity, divestitures, investments and '33/'34 Act securities experience at a major law firm for its NY office. Candidates should have a JD from a top law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume to be considered. Contact […]
Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has expanded its finance group with leading banking and finance partner hire Neale Downes in the Dubai office. Neale’s experience includes corporate lending, structured finance, acquisition finance, trade finance, project, construction and development finance and in particular, Islamic Finance.
Pillsbury today announced that Sandra Bates, an experienced cross-border corporate finance lawyer, has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice. She arrives from Stikeman Elliott (London) LLP.
Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the appointment of William Ku as a debt capital markets partner, based in its Hong Kong office.
Mayer Brown announced today that Volker Junge will join the firm´s Tax practice in February as partner. Mr. Junge, who will base his practice in Frankfurt, comes to Mayer Brown from King & Wood Mallesons. Prior to joining King & Wood Mallesons Mr. Junge worked for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for nine years.
Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce the expansion of its global offering to clients in the Middle East following the launch of its formal exclusive association with the Law Office of Nasser Al-Hamdan and the appointment of three leading partners: Nasser Al-Hamdan, a corporate partner in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and two projects partners – […]
Dechert LLP is pleased to announce that Laurent Faugerolas has joined the firm. Faugerolas focuses his practice on corporate finance matters, with an emphasis on public and private M&A, takeover bids and international capital markets, most notably equity capital markets. Laurent’s extensive experience complements Dechert’s existing corporate practice in London and Paris, and also broadens […]
In a further move to anchor the firm’s position as a key Global Competition player, Sheppard Mullin has announced the hire of partners Isabelle Rahman and Wim Vandenberghe who will join the recently established EU Competition and Regulatory practice in Brussels.
Barclay Damon, LLP is pleased to announce Jesse R. Dunbar has joined as a partner in the firm’s New York City office. He was most recently with White & Williams, LLP in New York.