Prestigious international law firm has a need in its Singapore office for a Junior Finance Associate with 1-3 years of corporate finance, securities and capital markets experience at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top 20 law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcripts to: firstname.lastname@example.org [We […]
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! <<
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.
Top law firm has a need for a Senior Fund Formation Associate with 5-6 years of large firm, broad-based fund formation experience (hedge funds, PE funds, fund of funds, real estate funds). You must have a substantive understanding of the '33 Act, '40 Act, etc. Please have a JD from a top tier law school […]
Prestigious law firm has a need in its NY office for a Mid-Level Corporate Associate with 3-5 years of general corporate, securities, capital markets, compliance and corporate governance experience at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript to be […]
Top law firm has a need in their NY office for a Mid-Level Energy Associate with 3-5 years of project development/finance and M&A experience at a major law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top 20 law school and a 3.4+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript to be considered. We will never […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a corporate associate with 3-5 years of M&A and private equity experience to join their hardworking and growing group. Candidates should have a JD from a top 25 law school and a 3.5+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript (if handy) to be considered. We will never submit […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for an erisa/employee benefits associate with 2-4 years of prestigious law firm broker-dealer, capital markets, divestitures, and fund formation experience to join their hardworking and growing group. Candidates should have a JD from a top 25 law school and a 3.5+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript (if handy) […]
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 […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a real estate associate with 5-7 years of prestigious law firm joint ventures, development, dispositions and financing experience to join their hardworking and growing group. Candidates should have a JD from a top 25 law school and a 3.5+ GPA. Please submit resume and transcript (if handy) to […]
Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised GEP Haynesville, LLC in its $850 million acquisition of Haynesville Shale assets from indirect, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Canada-based Encana Corporation (TSX: ECA, NYSE: ECA). The properties, which are located primarily in DeSoto and Red River Parishes, Louisiana, contain approximately 112,000 net acres and 300 operated wells in the most prolific […]
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announced the addition of B. Taber Cathcart as head of the firm’s Charlotte office and shareholder in the firm’s Financial Services Practice Group.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP welcomes Tony Wang as a partner in the Newport Beach office. Wang’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, with an emphasis on private equity, venture capital, merger and acquisition, and Asia-related media and entertainment transactions. Having spent his legal career in Silicon Valley and Shanghai, Wang is experienced in transactions […]
AlDhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds LLP has announced the appointment of Fahad AlDehais, who joins the firm from Vinson & Elkins LLP as a Partner and General Manager for the firm’s Saudi Arabia practice.
David Quinto and Scott Commerson, two highly experienced IP lawyers with particular knowledge of the entertainment arena, have joined the Los Angeles office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
King & Spalding advised Belk, Inc., the nation’s largest family-owned and -operated department store company, in its acquisition by private equity firm Sycamore Partners in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion.
The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP recently advised on two significant international capital markets transactions in the Philippines involving International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) and SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC Global Power). The two transactions, both completed in August, raised a total of US$750 million, signifying the country’s continuing […]
Frost Brown Todd is pleased to announce the addition of member James E. Mackler. Mackler joins the firm’s growing Nashville office and regulated business practice, where he will specialize in advising businesses on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), more commonly known as “drones.” He will work with clients on various regulatory and compliance […]