Feb 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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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented BOH Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bank of Houston, in an agreement to sell its operations to Independent Bank Group, Inc., the holding company for Independent Bank, for $243 million. The merger consideration consisted of $34 million in cash and 3,636,060 shares of Independent Bank Group common stock. (more…)

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Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP announces its upcoming relocation of the Firm’s Dallas office to Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC’s planned McKinney & Olive building, located in Uptown next to the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Gardere’s approximately 109,000 square foot lease will kick-start the development at 2021 McKinney Avenue. Gardere will move into the new building in the Fall of 2016. (more…)

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Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Dean W. Harvey has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a partner in the Technology Transactions & Privacy practice.  Before joining Perkins Coie, Harvey was a partner with Andrews Kurth in Dallas.  Harvey is the sixth partner and tenth attorney to join the Dallas office in the last 12 months. (more…)

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Jackson Walker LLP is pleased to welcome Wes Strickland to the firm as a partner in the Environmental and Legislative practice group. Mr. Strickland will work in the firm’s Austin office and focus on permitting, development and financing of water and other infrastructure projects across the United States. (more…)

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Pillsbury is pleased to announce the opening of our Austin office as the next step in our firm’s strategic focus and our unwavering commitment to our clients throughout the state of Texas and the Gulf Coast. (more…)

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Hermann Park, Houston

Daniel Nossa is a partner in the Energy, Derivatives, and Investment Funds group at Jackson Walker. He advises public and private entities on commodity and financial transactions ranging from plain vanilla trades to complex multi-billion dollar structured deals. Mr. Nossa has extensive experience negotiating and drafting industry standard documentation such as the ISDA, GMSLA, MSLA, MSRA, EEI and NAESB agreements and many forms of credit support documents including CSAs, security agreements, guaranties and letters of credit. He advises dealers and end users on the Commodity Exchange Act and Dodd-Frank regulations. Mr. Nossa received his A.B., cum laude, from Princeton University and his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School.

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Robert L. Rickman, Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, joins Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC (KRCL) in the Dallas office (more…)

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Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC (KRCL) is pleased to announce that Chris Harris, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Tax Law, has joined the firm’s Dallas office. The firm’s new tax practice will include transactional tax planning for federal, state and international tax matters (more…)

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Jackson Walker L.L.P. is pleased to welcome Drew Darby to the firm as of counsel in the Real Estate and Energy practice groups. A San Angelo native, Mr. Darby will work with the firm’s San Angelo and Austin offices (more…)

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP represented CBFH, Inc., the holding company of CommunityBank of Texas, in the acquisition of MC Bancshares, Inc., the holding company of Memorial City Bank.

The all-cash transaction combines the roughly $2.8 billion combined assets of the banks to make CBFH one of the largest privately held banks in Texas, with the majority of its loans and deposits in the Houston marketplace. (more…)

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Akin Gump today announced the addition of Michael J. Byrd as a partner in the firm’s energy practice in Houston. Mr. Byrd is an experienced and recognized attorney in the oil and gas industry, whose practice emphasizes upstream M&A transactions. He comes to Akin Gump from Baker & McKenzie, where he served as chair of that firm’s North America oil and gas practice group (more…)

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