Capital Markets Associate Needed in San Francisco – Mid-Level Cap M Associate with a minimum of 5 years experience in public offerings, M&A, PE or VC to join a dynamic and growing corporate group of a well known firm with strong CA roots. Candidates must be CA admitted and have no more than 7 […]
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! <<
Last summer we were approached by our friends at Above the Law about the possibility of sponsoring their new law firm rankings. Since we know that lawyers (our target audience) are obsessed with seeing where they stand relative to their peers, it struck me as likely that the sponsorship would be valuable just from an “eyeballs” perspective. But nevertheless I was a little dubious at first about the value of such an undertaking. Is one more law firm ranking really necessary when we are already so well-endowed in this department by the American Lawyer and the National Law Journal, among others?
But after reviewing the research findings it became clear to me that Above the Law was on to something new and different in the way they were approaching the rankings. After all, the traditional approach to law firm ranking, pioneered by Steve Brill at the American Lawyer back in the 1980’s, focuses almost exclusively on questions of revenue and profitability, seeking to establish the law firm pecking order based on such fundamental metrics as total revenue and profits per partner. There is no doubt that this served a real purpose in the market initially, by exposing what had previously been very closely held information to the light of day. Read more…
If you are a US associate at a top US firm and contemplating a move from US to Asia or within Asia, your choice of recruiter / agent may have a great influence over your job search experience. There are three realities of selecting a recruiter that have the potential to greatly influence your career: First, the vast majority of recruiters who are calling you have the time to make those calls only because there is nothing else they really do and their contacts at firms are minimal at best, notwithstanding their convincing claims to have close relationships with various US partners at target firms in Asia. Second, most recruiters in the Asia markets (whether they are based in Asia, US or elsewhere) will send your resume to many more firms than you give them permission to contact. This type of behavior of recruiters is unfortunately common in the US markets too, but even more prevalent in the Asia markets. Third, many recruiters who are calling you with news of an opening at your level at one or more of the three most targeted and popular firms in HK / China for US associates are simply making up a story (maybe there actually is an opening at one of those firms, but they don’t care or know, they only know they have a better chance to get your resume if they talk about “openings” at your level at a particular firm or firms).
Against this backdrop consider that most recruiters covering the Asia markets have not made more than 10 placements of US associates in Asia in their lifetimes. Read more…
One of our law firm clients has referred us to one of their important clients in the US, Europe and China – a leading global technology supplier for the auto industry – in order to handle their search for a new Asia General Counsel and Asia Chief Compliance Officer.
Kinney is exclusively handling this in-house search.
This position will have a lot of responsibility and include supervision of eight attorneys underneath them in the China in-house team. The new hire will report directly to the global general counsel and global chief compliance officer, who is based in the US. The new hire’s ability to make judgement calls is going to be as important as their technical skill set background.
The position is based in Shanghai and will deal with the company’s operations all over Asia and also in India, including frequent acquisitions in the region.
It is expected that the new hire will come from a top US firm’s Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong offices, currently in a top flight corporate practice at the senior associate, counsel or junior partner level.
Mandarin fluency is strongly preferred.
Compensation package is at over $500,000 USD.
Please reach out to Evan Jowers at or if you are interested.
Our client seeks a Mid-Level Commercial Finance Associate attorney for its Chicago office. The Candidate will have 3-5 years at a top law firm. Candidates would ideally have experience in acquisition debt financing, recapitalizations and refinancings. Top 25 law school with excellent academics and work references. Illinois bar required. Please send your resume and transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org […]
Rare opportunity for a Mid-Level Corporate Associate with 3-5 years experience with private offerings and general venture capital transactions experience under their belt to join a stellar Silicon Valley office. If you are interested in working with a fantastic group of dynamic partners and associates that are part of a stellar team and you […]
Our well respected law firm client has an immediate need for a Mid-Level Project Finance Associate with 3-6 years experience to join its busy Washington, DC office. Candidates should have experience drafting and negotiation financing documents. If you have strong academics from a top 30 school and are interested, please send resume and transcript […]
Major law firm has a need in its DC office for a Mid-Level/Senior International Trade Associate Attorney with 3-6 years of trade remedies litigation experience. Candidates should have a JD from a top 35 law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcripts.
The New York office of an AmLaw top firm is seeking a Manager of Business Development to join their busy department. Qualified candidates will have a minimum of five years working in a law firm, consulting firm or financial institution in a business development role. This position requires constant interaction with C-level executives and Partners […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Midlevel Corporate Associate with 3-5 years of "biglaw" M&A and finance experience. Please have a JD from a Top 20 law school and have graduated toward the top of your class. Please submit resume to be considered to: ny at kinneyrecruiting dotcom I will never submit your […]
Our client, a top national firm, seeks a Real Estate Associate with 2 to 4 years of experience for its for sophisticated condominium and hospitality industry practice. Exposure to mixed-use development, structuring and drafting condominium regimes and hotel management and franchise agreements is highly preferred but not required. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal […]
Tech Mahindra Ltd., an independent global provider of network engineering services to the telecommunications industry, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire global network services leader Lightbridge Communications Corporation for an enterprise value of approximately US$240 million, subject to regulatory approvals. Dechert LLP is acting as legal advisor to Tech Mahindra in […]
Cooley is advising FibroGen on its $167.7 million initial public offering. With a $1.04 billion valuation, this is the largest biotech IPO by market cap since 2002. FibroGen is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic agents for treatment of anemia, fibrosis, cancer and other serious unmet medical needs. The […]
The Firm recently represented PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (“PRA”), a portfolio company of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P., in connection with its initial public offering of common stock. The offering of 19,523,255 shares of common stock, which included the underwriters’ option to purchase 2,546,511 additional shares, raised approximately $351 million in gross proceeds. The […]
Hogan Lovells advised the Republic of Ecuador in the negotiation of a US$509 million facility agreement that was executed by the Export-Import Bank of China (Chexim) and the Ministry of Finance of Ecuador. Under the agreement, Chexim granted a loan to be used for the construction of the 500Kv transmission lines, which are strategically required […]
Goodwin Procter recently advised Paramount Group Inc. in connection with its initial public offering of 131 million shares of common stock. Shares priced at $17.50 per share, making the offering the largest IPO in the REIT industry since it was first established 50 years ago. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange […]
Long-time Willkie client Paramount Group, Inc. announces the pricing of its initial public offering of 131,000,000 shares of common stock at a price of $17.50 per share, the largest REIT initial public offering in U.S. history. On November 18, long-time client Paramount Group, Inc. announced the pricing of its record-setting initial public offering of 131,000,000 […]
The Tokyo office of Simpson Thatcher recently represented Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. (“Recruit”) in connection with its initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and global offering to institutional investors pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act. Recruit sold 21,589,600 shares in the international offering, with an additional 6,000,000 shares sold […]
Simpson Thacher acted as sole international counsel in connection with the update of the US$8 billion global medium term notes program and the offering of US$300 million 2.75% Notes due 2019 by NongHyup Bank. The offering was conducted in reliance upon Rule 144A and Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. […]