Entry/Junior Litigation Need in Sacramento – highly regarded litigation group has a need for a Junior Litigation Associate from class years 2013-2014 but will also consider a 2015 JD. Ideal candidates will have large to mid-size firm experience in complex litigation matters. Candidates must have CA Bar or be registered to sit for 2015 exam […]
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! <<
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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.”
The Atlanta office of our client, a premiere AmLaw 100 international law firm, seeks a mid-level to senior associate attorney for its Business Litigation/Labor & Employment practice group. You will have a have a minimum of 3 years’ experience handling employment class actions, with particular experience in statistical analysis of labor economist data. Candidates should […]
Public global manufacturer of products for both OEM and consumers is seeking mid-level in house corporate associate attorney to work in its Chicago area office. This is a large and highly successful company that works with leading edge technology in designing, engineering and manufacturing its products at facilities worldwide. The candidate who will secure this […]
AV-Rated, Boutique Law Firm Client in Tampa, Florida is looking for a Mid-Level Tax/Transational Associate for its 10 attorney Tax practice group. The right candidate should a minimum of 5+ years of experience in tax, corporate, mergers & acquisitions and related document drafting. A LLM is preferred, but experience in Tax is even better. This […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Junior Investment Management Associate Attorney with 2-3 years of sophisticated IM experience from a top-ranked IM group and/or peer firm. Please have experience advising clients re the Investment Advisers Act, Investment Company Act, securities laws and other regulatory issues re PE funds and hedge funds, and other […]
Our AmLaw client has an opening in its Philadelphia office for a corporate associate. The ideal candidate will have at least 3-6 years of experience in mergers and acquisition, securities, private equity/venture capital and general corporate work. Stellar academics and excellent writing skills required along with entrepreneurial drive and initiative. Pennsylvania bar admission required. Qualified […]
Government Contracts AssociateAn AmLaw 100 firm is seeking an associate with 2-4 years' experience with government contracts to add to their Tysons Corner, VA office. The ideal candidate will have outstanding academic credentials as well as law firm or clerking experience. Please apply at email@example.com
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Midlevel Project Finance Associate Attorney with 4-5 years of top Wall St. project finance experience to join its Tokyo office. Candidates should have significant/sophisticated experience in project finance matters. Japanese language skills are preferred but they will consider candidates who have no Japanese language skills if they […]
Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that more than 100 attorneys and additional staff from Dickstein Shapiro LLP’s New York and Washington, D.C., offices have joined the Firm.
A team of seven insurance attorneys with trial experience in class actions, intellectual property, securities, environmental and product liability cases is decamping to McKool Smith Hennigan LLP from Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP, the latest in a series of notable legal team moves. Robin Cohen, who made Law360’s list of insurance MVPs in 2015, […]
Mayer Brown has strengthened its private equity offering with the hire of Perry Yam as partner and Head of Private Equity in London. Perry’s appointment is part of an ongoing, global initiative to expand the firm’s private equity offering.
Cooley continues to enhance the capabilities of its UK office with the arrival of finance partner John Clark. Clark will join Cooley from the London office of Mayer Brown.
Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that Ying Li, who holds a doctorate in immunology, has joined the firm’s national Intellectual Property Group as a partner. Dr. Li’s arrival further strengthens the intellectual property and life sciences capabilities offered by Steptoe in New York, which began with the arrival of patent litigator John […]
Charles Hampton, an accomplished trial lawyer who has litigated high-stakes disputes for clients in a wide range of industries, has joined McGuireWoods’ business and securities litigation team as a partner in the firm’s Houston office.
Howard M. Goldwasser and Skanthan Vivekananda have joined Kaye Scholer LLP as partners in the firm’s Finance Department. Since the 1990s, Goldwasser has maintained a wide-ranging transactional finance practice focused on structured finance and the securitization and financing of an array of traditional and non-traditional asset classes. Vivekananda has a hybrid finance practice and extensive […]
Holland & Knight today announced that Robert Haight has joined its San Francisco office as a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Section. Mr. Haight specializes in municipal and public finance matters, in particular Mello-Roos CFDs and Infrastructure Financing Districts. Most recently, he was a partner with Goodwin Procter.