Prestigious law firm has a need for a Latin American Practice Partner with $2M in portable business with Latin American corporate clients. Stellar academics and Spanish or Portuguese are required. All inquiries are treated confidentially.
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! <<
For our series this week, we’re featuring Jack Hopper, Kinney’s enthusatic managing director!
Why did you become a legal recruiter?
I practiced law for ten years and was looking for a change. My best friend had become a legal recruiter and actually placed me in-house. He thought I would make a great legal recruiter, so I decided to make the switch in 1998 and have never looked back. It has been the best decision career-wise I have ever made.
What’s been your favorite placement and why?
I placed a young lawyer in Miami, Florida with an elite litigation boutique. I met him and knew right away he had the “right stuff”. The client was very particular pedigree wise, and I convinced them to interview my candidate, even though he was not the “best on paper”. They took my advice, interviewed him and called me to say, “You were right.” They made him an offer, and he is now a partner there.
As legal recruiters, we meet, connect and work with a lot of different people every day. We understand differences in personalities and enjoy networking so we can match the right people to the right firm — it’s all part of the job!
What you probably don’t know, though, is how and why we got to where we are. Maybe you’ve never heard how we ended up in the legal industry or even at Kinney Recruiting, so we think it’s important that we tell you a little bit more about ourselves. This is why we decided to start a series that will introduce you to all our recruiters.
The first piece in this series discussed how to “Ace Your Phone Interview in Five Simple Steps”. Now, we’re focusing on the in-person interview because you can never do enough prep-work when you’re trying to land the perfect position.
By the time you enter a major firm for a sit-down conversation, you’ve been through a lot. You made the decision to at least seriously consider leaving your old firm (probably because you were unhappy), you also had to search for a recruiter, find the right position, submit your application materials and maybe even attend a mock interview with your recruiter — trust us, it’s for your own good. But, be it because of nerves or just plain stress, there are still a few errors candidates make time and time again. And when a candidate flubs in an interview with an associate or partner, it could cost them the job. So to do our part to help out, we’ve laid out four tips to consider before you step foot in your next big interview.
Don’t Fixate on Hours and Compensation
Here’s the thing: If you really want the job, then show your interviewers that you really want the job. It’s that simple. Don’t go in dukes up, ready to fight for the perfect salary or ideal hours. You want the interviewer to like you, and you want the job, obviously. The negotiating can be done later.
Just a heads up, this is what the process should look like: Sell yourself first, then get the offer, then negotiate salary and hours. No interviewer at any firm will ever find a candidate pleasant or easy to work with when that candidate has an attitude about the pay or the hours of the firm. And if it really is that big of an issue, maybe it’s not the right firm for you in the first place. But regardless, that’s something to talk over with your recruiter who has a relationship with the people at the firm, not for you to deal with.
Presitgious law firm has an opening for a stellar Mid-Level Finance Associate with 3-6 years of finance experience at a top law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top 20 law school and a 3.6+ GPA. Please submit resumes and transcripts to be considered.
One of the most prestigious law firms in the world has a need for a Midlevel M&A Associate with 3-5 years of Top 15 law firm experience. You will have the opportunity to work on large, sophisticated, international deals with a super-smart group of corporate attorneys. The partners are "easy to work with," the associates work […]
Prestigious law firm has a need for a Spanish- and/or Portuguese-fluent, Stellar-Credentialed Corporate Associate with 3-5 years of Top 20 law firm broad finance experience. You will have the opportunity to work on large, sophisticated, project finance, M&A, capital markets and corporate governance matters with a super-sharp group of finance attorneys. You will also have […]
Prestigious law firm has an opportunity for a Stellar-Credentialed Junior Capital Markets Associate with 1-3 years of large law firm capital markets and general corporate experience. Written/spoken Italian fluency is required. Please have a JD from a Top 20 law school and a 3.6+ GPA. Please submit resume/transcript to: danielle at kinneyrecruiting.com
Presitgious law firm has an opening for a Stellar Mid-Level Executive Comp/Employee Benefits Associate with 3-6 years of executive comp/employee benefits experience at a large, international law firm. Candidates should have a JD from a top 20 law school and a 3.6+ GPA. Please submit resumes and transcripts to be considered.
Prestigious law firm has a need in their NY office for a Stellar-Credentialed Mid-level IP/Tech Transactions Associate with 2-5 years of IP transactional experience at a top 20 law firm. You will have the opportunity to work on interesting, sophisticated, domestic and international matters in a group that is small but with plans to grow. […]
Top law firm has a need in its NY office for a Mid-Level Financial Restructuring Associate with 4-6 years (2009-2011 JDs) of bankruptcy/restructuring experience at a top law firm. The work is sophisticated and mostly on creditor-side financial restructuring (though there is some litigation). The group is tightknit, and the partners are great mentors and […]
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, today announced that Robert (Rob) Rosenblum and Susan Gault-Brown have joined the firm’s corporate and securities practice as partners. Based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, Rosenblum and Gault-Brown have extensive experience advising both financial services […]
Global law firm White & Case LLP has expanded its financial restructuring and insolvency capabilities in the EMEA region with the addition of Ian Wallace as a new partner in London. “Our Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice in the UK and Europe has experienced vibrant growth in recent years, particularly on the strength of our […]
International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is pleased to announce that Matt Barr has joined the Firm’s New York office as a partner to play an active leadership role in its market-leading global Business Finance & Restructuring Practice. Mr. Barr has extensive experience representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, bondholders, ad hoc groups, […]
Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Rupert Wall has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Finance practice in London. Recognized in legal directories as one of the brightest young partners in the London market, Mr. Wall brings a broad range of structured finance experience to Sidley’s market-leading securitization and structured finance practice, […]
Attorneys Fred Howard Silverstein, Linda Sorg Ostovitz, and Ethan T. Dellinger of Silverstein & Ostovitz, LLC have joined Offit Kurman as members of the firm’s family law practice group. The three attorneys—two principals and one associate—will operate out of Offit Kurman’s offices in Maple Lawn, Maryland, serving the Howard County and Baltimore–Washington metropolitan areas.
Morrison & Foerster is pleased to announce that David Cross has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Antitrust Practice Group and will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in antitrust and other complex business litigation.
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has represented a group of international banks acting as initial purchasers in an offering of fixed-rate notes issued by Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) guaranteed by the U.S. Export-Import Bank. The international bank group consisted of Citigroup, Crédit Agricole and Santander. The series of $525 million fixed-rate notes […]
McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Roland Hartmannsberger has joined its Regulatory Practice Group as a partner in the Firm’s Düsseldorf office. Roland advises on all aspects of product safety, product liability as well as general product compliance, environmental law, building and planning law, and administrative law. His practice includes administrative litigation […]