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Evan Jowers is the Head of Asia Recruiting at Kinney Recruiting and is based in Hong Kong. He has had extraordinary success in biglaw recruiting, particularly in Asia, having made more than 150 US attorney biglaw placements in Asia in the past five years, easily more than any other recruiter in the industry. His focus since 2006 has been moving US associates to Asia and within Asia, with particular emphasis on Hong Kong / China. Evan has also made partner level placements in Asia and in the US. He has been recruiting since 2003, with an emphasis on U.S. major markets initially, and his first Asia placement in 2005. He has made placements at most of the major U.S. and U.K. law firms in Asia and has also been successful in placing U.S. attorneys in various banks and funds in Asia.
Robert E. Kinney, Esq. is the Founder and President of Kinney Recruiting. Robert is an alumnus of Phillips Academy at Andover, Massachusetts, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Texas School of Law. As an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, Robert studied International Relations and German. Robert spent a year studying at Ludwig Maximillians Universitaet in Munich and later interned at a law firm in Duisburg, Germany. At the University of Texas School of Law, Robert’s most valuable experiences were serving as a member of the Texas Journal of Business Law and working closely in Edinburgh, Scotland with a noted University of Texas professor (Hans W. Baade) on a major litigation that became the longest running trial in Scottish history.
Yuliya Vinokurova is the Managing Director of Kinney Recruiting’s Moscow offices. Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Yuliya moved to the United States after completing 2 years at St. Petersburg State University, to continue her education at Boston College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in economics. At St. Petersburg State University, Yuliya had the highest GPA in her class and served as student body president. Although Yuliya entered Boston College with only conversational English ability, she graduated in the top 10 percent of her class.
Andrew Lin is the Managing Director of the Hong Kong office of Kinney Recruiting. Andrew was most recently Vice President and Assistant General Counsel in the investment banking division at JP Morgan in Hong Kong, where he was responsible for all of the investment bank’s equity capital markets transactions in North Asia, including deals for some of the largest US- and Asia-based corporations.
Prior to JP Morgan, Andrew was an associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell, in its Hong Kong and Beijing offices. At Davis Polk, Andrew focused on all manners of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings in the US and Hong Kong, convertible bond offerings, and other equity and equity-linked transactions, as well as private equity transactions. He also routinely advised major Asian US-listed companies on their US securities laws and corporate governance compliance. Representative clients included Morgan Stanley, Citi, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, China Investment Capital Corporation, the Carlyle Group, Starr International Asia Limited, Agricultural Bank of China, Acer, Longfor Properties, Hanting Hotels, Tatung and Advanced Semiconductor Engineering.