Our client, a global AmLaw 50 law firm, is looking for an associate with 1-3 years of IP litigation experience to join its Intellectual Property Group in the Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will have a B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and excellent academic credentials. This firm is consistently ranked […]
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.”
Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Associate Need in San Francisco – our law firm client has an immediate need to add an experienced Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Associate with 2-4 years experience on complex real estate transactions including joint ventures, sales, fund formation and investment and financing on both the borrower and lender sides. […]
Global Client is seeking a Mid-Level Corporate/Restructuring Associate Attorney for its growing Chicago office. The perfect candidate will be a 2011 or 2012 law school graduate with experience with out-of-court restructuring and complex Chapter 11 cases. The client represents clients (debtors, investors, banks, and other lenders) in a broad range of financing and investment transactions, […]
International Client reached out and is seeking a Senior Trusts & Estates Associate Attorney for their prestigious Chicago office. The ideal fit will have experience working with ultra-high-net-worth individuals in the design and drafting of their estate plans, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney, nuptial agreements, and other estate planning documents. The […]
Prestigious National Client is seeking a Junior to Senior Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Patent Litigation Associate Attorney for its Chicago office. The perfect candidate should have a minimum of three years experience with depositions, expert reports and discovery managment in the Pharma/Med Device Patent Lit field. A degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry is preferred. You […]
Global law firm client is seking a Mid Level (2012-2014) Level Corporate Finance Associate for its exceptional Chicago office. The right candidate will have 2-4 years debt financing experience from a well known national law firm. This is an opportunity to come in and get incredible mentorship as you continue to grow toward partnership. Outstanding […]
Mid-Level Litigation Associate Need in NY: Our client, an AmLaw 100 firm, is seeking a mid-level litigation associate (4 to 6 years) with general commercial litigation experience for it New York office. Ideal candidate is a dynamic self-starter and will have trial experience, arguing motions and taking depositions. Partners at this law firm are great […]
Our client, a Top 100 AmLaw global firm, is seeking an associate or Counsel with 5+ years of Real Estate experience to join their Real Estate group in one of the following offices: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, or Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate will have experience working with private equity clients […]
Dentons, the global law firm, today named Scott DeMartino as a partner in the Real Estate practice and as a member of the tax-advantaged investment sector. He will be resident in the Washington, DC office.
W. Kent Carter has joined Gordon & Rees as a partner in the firm’s Chicago office. He is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation practice group. Carter joins the firm from Clark Hill PLC’s Chicago office.
Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 firm, announced today that Alessandra Murata has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office as a partner in the ERISA & Executive Compensation Practice.
BakerHostetler is pleased to announce that Partner Walter Van Dorn, a former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) official, has joined the firm resident in the New York office. He comes to BakerHostetler from Dentons, where he led that firm’s U.S. securities and public companies practice.
Kevin M. Ryan has joined Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP’s Chicago office as a partner in the firm’s Finance & Bankruptcy practice. Ryan joins from Winston & Strawn LLP to further expand Sheppard Mullin’s growing alternate and bank finance practice.
Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Bruce Blefeld as a partner in the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in Houston. Blefeld was most recently a partner at K&L Gates. The addition of Blefeld follows closely on those of Nic Barzoukas and Josh Davis, partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation Practice […]
International law firm Proskauer today announced the arrival of Seth J. Safra as a partner in its nationally recognized Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, resident in Washington, D.C.
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added S. Jeanine Conley as a shareholder in its Philadelphia and New York offices. Conley joins Littler from BakerHostetler, where she was a partner, and brings extensive experience in employment litigation. Littler continues to attract key lateral attorneys and Conley’s arrival follows the […]