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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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce the addition of six leading energy partners as founders of the firm’s newly opened Houston office. They join the two renowned oil and gas transactional partners who are also founders of the Houston office and joined earlier this year. Gibson Dunn’s new Texas-based energy team has the full range of transactional experience and abilities to serve energy clients in their most important and complex transactions. They were all former partners with Baker Botts L.L.P.  (more…)

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Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, an Am Law 200 firm, announces the addition of two highly regarded attorneys to its partner ranks. W. Brian Memory joins as a partner in the firm’s banking and finance practice group, while Jason S. Luter joins as a partner in the tax practice group. Both hires were made to support significant client growth in these two areas. (more…)

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Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that Elizabeth E. Klingensmith has joined the Firm as a Partner in the Corporate Litigation group and member of the Energy industry team. She is based in the Firm’s Houston office and comes to Blank Rome from Haynes and Boone, LLP. (more…)

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King & Spalding today announced that Lana Varney, Lisa Horvath Shub and Stephen Huffaker have joined as partners in the Life Sciences practice in the firm’s Austin office. Varney, Shub and Huffaker were previously partners at Norton Rose Fulbright where all three had spent their entire legal careers. (more…)

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Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to welcome three more partners as part of an impressive litigation team joining the firm’s recently opened Dallas office.  Geoffrey Harper, Michael Bittner, and Chad Walker, who join the firm from Fish & Richardson, are a talented addition to the group that will handle complex commercial, business, and intellectual property litigation matters. (more…)

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Baker Donelson is pleased to announce the arrival of Phillip Sharp to the Firm’s Business Litigation Group. He was previously a partner at Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom and also practiced for more than 20 years as a partner at Bracewell & Giuliani. (more…)

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced that oil and
gas partner Cody Carper has joined the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Carper was formerly a
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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC has added five attorneys to its office in The Woodlands, Texas. The additions include Lyle R. Rathwell, Ed Wallison, Jason R. Grill, Lonald C. “Lonnie” Hobbs, and Merris A. Washington. Their additions are part of the firm’s growth to better serve clients looking for experienced counsel in litigation and energy. (more…)

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP has added Will Russ to its Dallas office as a partner in the Real Estate Department. (more…)

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John D. Smart has joined Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP as a partner in its Labor, Employment and Benefits; Immigration; and Litigation practice areas. Smart comes to the firm from Winstead PC’s Dallas office, where he was a shareholder. His experience also includes four years as a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, including two years as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas. (more…)

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