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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Houston Business Journal editor, Emily Wilkinson selected Cameron International Corp. pending sell of its centrifugal compression business to Dublin, Ireland-based Ingersoll Rand PLC (NYSE: IR), a heating and air-conditioning systems manufacturer, for $850 million in cash as this weeks “Deal of the Week.” (more…)

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Jason W. Cook has joined McGuireWoods LLP’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Patents Department as a partner in the firm’s fast-growing Dallas office, bringing extensive experience in complex patent litigation in the technology sector.

Cook has litigated patent cases in numerous federal district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. He is particularly experienced in the Eastern District of Texas, a hot-spot jurisdiction for patent litigation, where he has been involved in more than 80 separate cases. (more…)

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Akin Gump advised Gulfport Energy Corporation in an offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.750 percent senior notes due 2020 at an issue price of 106 percent of the aggregate principal amount of the notes. The notes were sold to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and to certain non-U.S. persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. (more…)

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Jackson Walker L.L.P. is pleased to welcome Darrell W. Taylor as a partner in the Houston office. Mr. Taylor joins the firm from Jones Day and adds significant strength to Jackson Walker’s Corporate & Securities group, which is one of the largest in the state and has developed a solid reputation as a go–to practice for companies doing business in Texas. (more…)

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The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Rex D. VanMiddlesworth and Phillip G. Oldham as Partners and Katie Coleman and Benjamin B. Hallmark as Associates in the Government/Regulatory Practice Group of the Firm’s Austin office.

“These attorneys offer expertise that adds a new dimension to our Austin office and to the Firm,” said James C. Morriss III, the Firm’s Government/ Regulatory Practice Group Leader and Austin Office Leader. “Their practice will complement our service to existing clients, many of which we have in common, and will expand the Firm’s client base. While we have a longstanding involvement in the energy industry and have served an industrial and manufacturing client base for many years, this group of attorneys brings these two elements together with their unparalleled experience in electricity-related regulatory matters, power market and electric project development issues, and in other related energy matters.” (more…)

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Ezekiel Cullen Building, University of Houston

Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has added A. John Harper III as a shareholder in the firm’s Houston, TX office. Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Harper brings significant labor management relations and employment law experience to the firm. Prior to joining Littler, he was a partner in the Houston office of Haynes and Boone. (more…)

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Scott Arrington, a highly respected energy transactional lawyer, plans to join Locke Lord as a Partner in its Corporate and Transactional Department and the Energy Practice Group. Arrington, who helped launch McDermott Will & Emery’s Houston office in 2008, begins with Locke Lord Aug. 25 and will be based in the Firm’s Houston office. (more…)

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Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that Thomas J. Moore has joined the firm’s Houston office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities and Oil & Gas practices. Previously, he was a partner with Baker Botts in Houston. (more…)

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LINN Energy, LLC (Nasdaq:LINE) (“LINN”) and LinnCo, LLC (Nasdaq:LNCO) (“LinnCo”) announced that LINN signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire assets in the Hugoton Basin from Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) (“Pioneer”) for a contract price of $340 million. The assets are currently producing approximately 40 MMcfe/d, approximately 60 percent of which is natural gas, with a shallow base decline of approximately six percent. Total proved reserves are estimated to be approximately 340 Bcfe (approximately 95 percent PDP). The asset package is comprised of approximately 235,000 net acres, all held by production, with approximately 1,200 producing wells. LINN has identified 180 future drilling locations and 150 recompletion opportunities. The acquisition is anticipated to close in the third quarter of 2014 with an effective date of July 1, 2014. (more…)

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Frog Fountain, Texas Christian University

VTTI Energy Partners LP (NYSE: VTTI), a Marshall Islands limited partnership, completed its initial public offering of 20,125,000 common units (including 2,625,000 common units pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional common units). The common units were sold by VTTI MLP Partners B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of VTTI B.V. (more…)

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On August 5, 2014, Transocean Partners LLC (NYSE: RIGP), a Marshall Islands limited liability company formed by Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), completed its initial public offering of 20,125,000 common units representing limited liability company interests (including 2,625,000 common units sold pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase additional units) at $22.00 per unit. All of the common units were sold by Transocean Partners Holdings Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Transocean Ltd. (more…)

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Vanguard Natural Resources, LLC today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) assets in North Louisiana and East Texas for a purchase price of $278 million from Hunt Oil Company. The properties consist of approximately 23,000 net acres that are currently producing approximately 17.5 MMcfe per day, with approximately 67% natural gas and 33% oil and NGLs. The effective date of the acquisition is June 1, 2014, and the anticipated closing of the acquisition is on or before October 1, 2014. (more…)

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