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 […]
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.”
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 […]
Prestigious law firm has an opportunity for a Mid-Level/Senior Private Fund Formation Associate with 4-9 years of private fund formation experience at a large law firm. The firm will consider those who have sophisticated corporate experience who are interested in transitioning to a fund formation practice. You will also have the opportunity to work for […]
IP and Antitrust Litigation Associate Need in LA – Unique opportunity with international BigLaw firm for junior to mid-level associate. Candidate must have IP and antitrust litigation experience in the technology sector. Terrific career growth opportunity. Korean fluency — oral and written — required, as well as CA license to practice law. If interested, please submit resume […]
Junior Health Care Litigation Associate Need in Los Angeles or Newport Beach – prestigious international law firm needs a 2nd to 3rd year litigation associate to join their well-regarded health care team in either their LA or Newport Beach office. This is a great opportunity to join a strong group of partners and associates who are […]
Experienced Litigation Associates Needed in Los Angeles – our law firm client has a need to add additional associates to its busy commercial litigation group in Los Angeles – will consider Junior to Mid-Level Litigation Associates from class years 2009 – 2014. Ideal candidates will have large firm experience and a clerkship. We know these […]
Top law firm has a need for an Employee Benefits Associate Attorney with 3-5 years of broad compliance/exec comp/deals 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 considered. We will never submit your resume without your […]
Our client, a global AmLaw 50 firm, is seeking a Trademark/Copyright associate to join its thriving Trademark/Copyright Group in its Philadelphia or New York office. The position will work directly for a nationaly recognized authority on trademark law. Excellent opportunity for mentoring and training. Qualified candidates must have exceptional academic credentials and 2-5 years of […]
Husch Blackwell, an industry-focused full-service law firm, and Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. (WHD), a leading Wisconsin business and litigation law firm, today announced they will combine effective July 1, 2016. The move strengthens both firms’ commitment to providing industry knowledge and experience to clients. The combined firm will retain the Husch Blackwell name and will […]
Tara Lee and Debbie Shon have joined Quinn Emanuel as partners in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
Troutman Sanders LLP announced today that Megan Gess has joined the firm’s Corporate practice as a partner in the Orange County office. She joins the firm from Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, where she was a partner.
Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Serena S. Carlsen has joined the firm’s Real Estate & Land Use practice as a partner in the Seattle office. Serena, whose practice focuses on commercial property and development matters, was previously a partner at Stoel Rives LLP.
Winston & Strawn LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that two partners have agreed to join its Transportation Finance Practice. Christopher Boresjo and Mark Moody plan to join the firm’s London office in the coming weeks from Simmons & Simmons LLP, where Mr. Boresjo led the firm’s Asset Finance Practice. Messrs. Boresjo and […]
DLA Piper announced today that John Lyons has joined the firm’s Restructuring practice as a partner in the Chicago office. With over twenty years of restructuring experience, Lyons has represented major US and international corporations, committees, lenders and boards of directors in complex business reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures. He played key roles in several industry […]
Heather Miles has joined Foley Hoag LLP as a partner in the Business Department and a member of the Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice Group. She will be resident in the firm’s New York office.
Curtis announced today the opening of an office in Geneva, Switzerland to be located at 8, rue d’Italie.