Apr 19, 2014 | Associates' Corner | 
By: Shelley Logan

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or simply curious about the current market, you might opt to work with a recruiter to help you through the process. There are as many legal recruiters in the industry as there are law firms, and you might wonder what sets them all apart. Here’s a quick peek at the inner workings of Kinney Recruiting so you can decide if we’re the firm for you.

Experience counts. Most of our recruiters are attorneys who have big firm experience. All of our recruiters have significant recruiting backgrounds, deep client relationships and substantial knowledge concerning the legal markets they serve. We specialize in a wide range of attorney and professional legal staff placement services, including permanent, temp-to-perm, project and contract/hourly and other arrangements as the needs of our clients arise. We are also very well versed in the nuances of partner/shareholder placement and have unique expertise opening new offices for our law firm clients in markets across the globe.

Expertise matters. We are not and don’t want to be a one-size-fits-all recruiting firm. We focus on the industry we know. Our clients are a wide variety of law firms and corporations looking for top-notch legal talent. The depth of our experience and knowledge related to our clients and markets is absolutely unmatched. If you are an attorney, paralegal, office administrator or other professional whose work relates to the legal industry and you think we can help, we’d love to hear from you.

Our business is all about relationships. Our clients trust that we will find them the best candidates, and our candidates trust that we have their best interest at heart. A significant part of our client and candidate resources come from referrals. We are honest brokers of information and we always give what we think is the best advice, subordinating our own interests when they diverge. We also take a long-view on recruiting. Many of the candidates we place we have known for years. This is true on the hiring side, as well.

We are not a “resume farm.” We don’t send blast emails to our clients, selling them on non-existent candidates, just to drum up business. Likewise, we never spam a candidate’s resume into markets, hoping someone will bite. We work hand-in-hand with our clients and candidates on an individual basis to understand their needs, and we strive to ensure that when we make a placement, it is a good match for all involved.

We are small but mighty. With our team of recruiters, we have a wide reach that spans from the Pacific Northwest and California to Texas, New York and Asia. We are nothing if not flexible, we pride ourselves on being available and responsive and we do our absolute best to exceed the expectations of the folks we have the privilege to represent. The recruiters at Kinney Recruiting share information and client contact seamlessly across markets and often team up to give candidates the best representation possible. You rarely will find this kind of coordination at larger competitors where territorial restrictions and client ownership are operational realities.

We hope you’ll take a few minutes to check out our open positions at www.kinneyrecruiting.com and we look forward to working with you!

 

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Kane Russell Coleman and Logan PC (KRCL) is pleased to announce that Kenneth Riney and Philip Bean have each joined the Firm in the Litigation Group in Dallas.

Kenneth Riney joins the firm as a senior attorney in the Litigation Section. He has more than a decade of experience in litigation, having defended countless clients in premises, products and professional liability claims. (more…)

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Pillsbury today announced the return of former partner Andrew Strong to the firm’s office in Houston, effective March 23, 2015. During Strong’s previous tenure with Pillsbury, he worked closely with many of the firm’s major energy clients on environmental issues and crisis prevention and response.

Strong left the firm in 2009, when he was selected by the Texas A&M System’s Board of Regents as its General Counsel and System Compliance Officer. As the chief legal officer, Strong was responsible for all legal matters over a $3.6 billion-per-year network that employs more than 45,000 people across more than 100 facilities, including 11 universities, seven state agencies and a health science center. (more…)

www.pillsburylaw.com

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Vinson & Elkins advised the management team of Moda Midstream, LLC, a liquids terminaling and logistics provider, in connection with a $750 million line of equity investment from Encap Flatrock Midstream (more…)

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Vinson & Elkins advised Foresight Reserves, LP, owner of Foresight Energy GP LLC, in an agreement with Murray Energy to acquire a controlling interest in Foresight Energy LP and Foresight Energy GP, to create the premier coal mining company in the U.S. The company will control over nine billion tons of coal reserves and will be one of the leading coal companies in the world (more…)

www.velaw.com

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Highly regarded financial services and commercial litigators Stewart Clancy and Justin Opitz have joined McGuireWoods as partners in Dallas as the firm continues to expand its capabilities in a vital southwestern United States market.

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www.mcguirewoods.com

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Jackson Walker L.L.P. successfully represented Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) in entering into a five-year, $750 million unsecured credit facility with a group of banks led by Bank of America. The credit agreement was dated March 12, 2015.

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Holland & Knight is pleased to announce that a five-lawyer real estate and finance team led by Jonetta Brooks and Eugene Segrest has joined the firm’s Dallas office. In addition to Ms. Brooks and Mr. Segrest, the team includes Senior Counsels Jennifer Duplissey and Michelle Allen and Associate Mark Vandermeulen. The team previously practiced with K&L Gates. (more…)

www.hklaw.com

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Jones Walker LLP announced today that David R. Roth and Shahid A. Ghauri have joined the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Roth is a partner in the Real Estate Practice Group and Mr. Ghauri is a partner in the Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group.

Mr. Roth has more than two decades of broad-based transactional experience working both in-house and in private practice with public and private companies. He counsels clients in a broad range of transactions and financing in the energy industry, including projects involving electric power; onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production; transportation and pipelines; liquefied natural gas processing; commodity marketing and trading; and ancillary services such as equipment supply and seismic analysis. (more…)

www.joneswalker.com

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ScottHulse, P.C., a full-service commercial law firm headquartered in El Paso, Texas, has opened a new office in San Antonio, expanding the firm’s presence in the U.S./Mexico international trade corridor.

Business attorney Jose Luis Carbonell, a shareholder and a member of the Firm’s board of directors, will head up the firm’s San Antonio office. Initially, the ScottHulse San Antonio office will focus on services related to corporate and securities matters; international and cross-border business, including export control and import control; manufacturing; mergers and acquisitions; banking and finance; real estate; immigration; and aerospace, defense and government services. (more…)

www.scotthulse.com

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Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Kevin P. Lewis has joined the firm’s Houston office. Kevin will be a co-leader of the firm’s Corporate Governance practice for the Southwest region, the leader of the firm’s Aviation and Airlines practice, and a member of the firm’s global M&A practice. At his prior firm, Mr. Lewis was a member of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Capital Markets group and led its Corporate Governance and Compliance group, as well as its Airlines and Aviation practice. Mr. Lewis is a highly experienced corporate lawyer with a multifaceted practice built around corporate governance, M&A, capital markets and restructuring work for clients including energy and infrastructure companies, major airlines, investment banks and private equity funds, among others. (more…)

www.sidley.com

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) entered into a drop-down transaction with Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VLP), pursuant to which VLP acquired membership interests in certain subsidiaries of VLO for total consideration of about $671 million, including approximately $100 million of common and general partner units of VLP.

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www.bakerbotts.com

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Morgan Lewis is expanding its government enforcement, white collar, and commercial litigation services with the addition of accomplished litigators Danny Ashby, Steve J. Korotash, and T. Gregory Jackson, who have joined as partners in the Dallas office. Also joining are five government enforcement and litigation associates. Previously, the group worked at another global law firm.

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www.morganlewis.com

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