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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Kirkland & Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that Shubi Arora has joined the Firm as a corporate partner in its Houston office.

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Reed Smith has welcomed veteran attorney William W. Russell to its International Arbitration practice and Latin America Business team. Russell joins from Houston law firm Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem LLP, where he was senior counsel, and which he had joined from King & Spalding in 2006. (more…)

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Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that Andrea Stover, has joined the firm’s Global Projects Practice based in the Austin office. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Richard “Rick” Frye has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Frye joins the Winston & Strawn Dallas office, which launched last month with 21 partners from eight different firms, including more than a dozen corporate and transactional attorneys. Mr. Frye joins Winston & Strawn from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP where he advised on complex corporate transactions for public and private companies, private equity sponsors, and portfolio companies. (more…)

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The global law firm Jones Day has announced the arrival of James Olson, who has joined as a partner with the Firm’s Energy Practice in Houston. Mr. Olson joins an energy team of more than 200 Jones Day lawyers serving clients in nearly every major energy center in the world.  (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that three litigation partners – Natalie Arbaugh, Tom Walsh, and Danielle Williams – have joined the firm. This prestigious team of attorneys will join Winston & Strawn from Fish & Richardson, and will continue their focus on complex commercial, business, and intellectual property litigation matters. Ms. Arbaugh and Mr. Walsh join as founding partners of Winston & Strawn’s new Dallas office. Ms. Williams will collaborate closely with the Dallas litigation group and will be located in Winston’s Charlotte office. (more…)

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Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, today announced that Larry Hall has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a Partner in the Corporate Department. (more…)

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Akin Gump today announced that Kevin E. Cadwell has joined the firm as a partner in its intellectual property (IP) practice in Houston. Mr. Cadwell, who handles complex commercial litigation matters with a focus on intellectual property litigation, comes to Akin Gump from Reed Smith, where he was a partner. (more…)

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Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that William E. Swart has joined the firm’s Dallas office as a partner in the Corporate & Securities practice with a focus on healthcare transactional matters. (more…)

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