The Houston office of client, a premeire AmLaw firm, seeks an associate with a background in mechanical engineering and 3-5 years of patent prosecution experience for its Intellectual Property practice. Experience in oilfield services or mechanical systems is trongly preferred. You should enjoy working with others in a team-oriented setting. Candidates should have a strong […]
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.
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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.
Please note that Evan Jowers and Robert Kinney are still in Hong Kong and will stay FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK. We still have a handful of available slots for meetings with our Asia Chronicles fans. If we have not been in touch lately, reach out and let us know when we could meet! There is no need for an agenda at all. Most of our in-person meetings on these trips are with folks who understand that improving a legal practice through lateral hiring is an information-driven process that takes time to handle correctly.
Email to set up a meeting with us!
Regarding trends in lateral US associate hiring in Hong Kong, we of course keep much of what we know off of this blog. Based on placement revenue, though, Kinney is having one of our most successful years ever in Asia. We are helping a number of our law firm clients with M&A, fund formation, cap markets, project finance, FCPA and disputes openings. These are very specific needs in many cases, so a conversation with us before jumping in may be helpful. As always, we like to be sure to get the maximum number of interviews per submission, using a well-informed, highly targeted, and selective approach, taking into account short, medium and long-term career aims. Read more…
Top law firm has a need for a Patent Prosecution Associate with 2-4 years of patent prosecution experience with electronic and mechanical technologies experience/background. There is some patent litigation work but the position is mostly patent prosecution. Required billables are 2,000 hours. Please have a JD from a top law school with a 3.3+ gpa. […]
Major law firm has a need in its DC office for a Junior/Mid-Level 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 downtown office of a Texas-based law firm has an immediate need for a mid-level litigation associate to join their busy oil & gas practice. Qualified candidates will have 3-4 years of substantial litigation experience as it relates to tract claims, class actions and issues arising from unconventional shale plays in North America. Successful candidates […]
A Boutique Law Firm in Dallas is looking for a Mid-Level Intellectual Property Litigation Associate to join their busy team. Qualified candidates will have at least three (3) years of experience working as an associate in a law firm providing support to both Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation practices. A technical degree and practical experience […]
AmLaw 100 firm has opening for junior to senior associate to support their real estate practice in Dallas, Texas. Candidates should have top law school and academic credentials and have experience with real estate lending, development, finance, and commercial mortgages. Please send your resume and deal sheet to email@example.com and reference Job Number 58072 to be […]
A dynamic law firm in the Galleria area has an immediate need for an experienced paralegal to support four attorneys in their busy real estate practice. Qualified candidates will have substantial experience in supporting real estate attorneys on various projects. Position requires extensive calendar management, preparation of closing documents and binders, attendance at closings and […]
Our client is a leading, national AmLaw 200 firm with a need for a 3-6 year corporate associate in their Dallas office. This is a great opportunity to work in a smaller law office with a strong focus on client satisfaction and attorney mentoring. Qualified candidates must have mergers & acquisitions experience and be familiar […]
Simpson Thacher recently represented HCA Inc. in its high yield offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2019 and $1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.25% Senior Secured Notes due 2025. HCA intends to use the net proceeds for the redemption of a series of its existing secured notes, […]
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is pleased to announce the opening of an affiliated office in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The office, which is operating under the name Orrick RCI, will provide on the ground support for the firm’s market-leading practice assisting African and international clients in connection with investments in Western and Central Africa. “Orrick […]
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, will combine with Peru’s leading labor and employment law boutique, Estudio Gonzalez & Asociados, effective November 1, 2014. Littler’s expansion into Peru is part of its global growth strategy that includes combining with leading firms in key international markets through Littler Global. “As our […]
Goodwin Procter recently advised Boston Private Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ: BPFH), on its acquisition of substantially all assets and assumption of certain liabilities of Banyan Partners, LLC, an independent wealth management and registered investment advisory firm. In the transaction, Banyan’s wealth management business was combined with Boston Private […]
DLA Piper has advised Dignity Group (“Dignity”) on its exchange offer and further issue of secured notes which was completed on 17 October 2014. The bond issue will be followed by a return of circa £64 million to shareholders, equating to £1.20 per ordinary share. Following the transaction the group’s annual debt service costs are […]
Dentons has advised Oman Oil Company, a national oil investment company wholly owned by the Government of the Sultanate of Oman, on its inaugural corporate borrowing. Acting as Omani law counsel, Dentons advised OOC on its US$1.85 billion revolving credit facility from over 15 international and local banks together with related corporate governance aspects of […]
BDT Capital Partners (“BDT”) announced in a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission that BDT had raised approximately $5.2 billion of capital commitments from over 100 investors for BDT Capital Partners Fund II, L.P. and its related parallel partnership vehicles. Cravath represented BDT in connection with the fundraising for Fund II. The […]
International law firm Bird & Bird today announced a merger with Sydney based firm Truman Hoyle. The merger will go live on 3 November 2014, bringing the number of Bird & Bird offices around the world to 27. The merger with Truman Hoyle follows a successful cooperation agreement which the two firms entered into in […]