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!

 

|

Reed Smith LLP today announced the addition of Bruce Blefeld as a partner in the firm’s Global Regulatory Enforcement Group in Houston. Blefeld was most recently a partner at K&L Gates. The addition of Blefeld follows closely on those of Nic Barzoukas and Josh Davis, partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property, Information & Innovation Practice Group, who joined the Houston office in March. Reed Smith’s Houston office, which opened in 2013, currently has 52 attorneys and is one of the firm’s fastest-growing offices. (more…)

www.reedsmith.com

|

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP has expanded its energy and commercial disputes practices with the addition of Houston partner Michael T. Murphy. He joins K&L Gates from Vinson & Elkins LLP. (more…)

www.klgates.com

|

Butler Snow has expanded into Texas with the addition of Martin S. Sosland, Gary W. Davis and Jose M. Luzarraga. Sosland will practice in the bankruptcy and restructuring group in Dallas; Davis and Luzarraga will practice with the firm’s product liability group in Austin and Dallas respectively. (more…)

www.butlersnow.com

|

Sedgwick LLP is pleased to announce that Susan Egeland has joined the firm as a partner in its Dallas office. (more…)

www.sedgwicklaw.com

|

Jackson Walker LLP is pleased to welcome Wasif Qureshi as a partner in the firm’s Litigation group. With nearly 15 years of experience, Wasif has represented and counseled various types of companies in intellectual property legal matters. Businesses of all sizes from around the world count on Wasif’s skills and expertise to help them navigate through IP issues and obtain successful results. Having appeared in almost 150 cases, Wasif is particularly experienced in patent litigation, a practice in which he is recognized both at state and national levels. (more…)

www.jw.com

|
????????????????

Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of Rio Grande Valley native, Ernest Aliseda, to its Commercial Litigation Practice Group as a member in the firm’s McAllen, Texas office. Prior to joining Dykema, Aliseda served as General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer for the Loya Insurance Group companies, where he handled general legal matters and managed and oversaw diverse litigation throughout the country. Aliseda is also a former State District Judge for both the 398th and 139th State District Courts in Hidalgo County. (more…)

www.dykema.com

|

Holland & Knight has added international disputes attorney Juan Alcalá as a partner in its Austin, Texas, office. Mr. Alcalá was previously a partner with Gardere and served as co-chair of its international dispute resolution practice. (more…)

www.hklaw.com

|

Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to welcome accomplished litigator Sean M. Whyte as a partner in the Firm’s Dallas office. He joins the Firm from Alston & Bird, where he has practiced since 2011. (more…)

www.gardere.com

|

Klemchuk LLP, a full-service intellectual property (IP), technology, internet, and business law firm, proudly announces E. Taylor Robertson as its newest principal. (more…)

www.klemchuk.com

|
??????????????????????????????

William R. Peterson joins Morgan Lewis today as a partner in the firm’s highly ranked appellate practice. Mr. Peterson, who served as a law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge Edith Jones and to US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has argued before the US Supreme Court, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and state courts of appeals. (more…)

www.morganlewis.com

|

Thompson & Knight LLP today announced the addition of J. Dean Hinderliter as a Partner in the Tax Practice Group of the Firm’s Dallas office. (more…)

www.tklaw.com

|

Newfield Exploration Company has signed a definitive purchase and sale agreement with a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation to acquire approximately 42,000 net acres in the Anadarko Basin STACK play for $470 million. Akin Gump advised Newfield in the matter. (more…)

www.akingump.com

|