Alvin Valley isn’t called ‘The King of Pants‘ for nothing.

If you haven’t yet realized you were under his rule, here’s what you’ve been missing: Insanely flattering, tailored fits. A butt lift that’ll have your friends begging for your surgeon’s name. Waistbands that slim you down like built in Spanx. Unfinished inseams that are hemmable to suit your exact frame. Take it from Valley himself–this guy knows what women want (in a pant, that is!): “I’m in the business of making women feel great about their bodies. Our pants are slimming and will make them feel amazing about the way they look in them.” And with their sophisticated lines and the most luxurious Italian fabrics we’ve ever felt, we can’t say we disagree. Alvin Valley brings a new meaning to the term ‘sassy-pants.’

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As Kinney Recruiting has done for years, we are again happy to help out the Chinese Business Lawyers Association with their upcoming career panel event at Columbia Law School.  If you are interested in lateraling to HK / China in the future and have the time to attend the event on Monday, October 29, we can easily recommend it.  The CBLA career panel events over the years have been quite informative to both law students and associates who attend.  Evan Jowers will be participating on the upcoming panel and will also be available in New York most of Oct. 29 ad 30 for meetings with associates interested in moving to Asia.  Feel free to reach out at [email protected] to arrange a meeting with Evan or simply come to the CBLA event and meet with Evan there.

NYC to PRC — Challenges and Opportunities in International Practices

The Chinese Business Lawyers Association, in conjunction with Columbia Law School and the Society for Chinese Law, is presenting “NYC to PRC — Challenges and Opportunities in International Practices” on Monday, October 29. The panelists include partners and counsel from leading law firms in the United States and the PRC, as well as recruiters specifically focused on the China market. The discussion focuses on developing international careers, and particularly career paths relating to China. Topics include how to advance within a firm, how to make a lateral move, how to build a useful network, as well as legal trends and opportunities in China.

Panelists include:
• Xiaowen Qiu, Partner, Sidley Austin
• Alex Hao, Partner, Jun He
• Evan Jowers, Managing Director, Kinney Recruiting
• Efraim Chalamish, Of Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney; Professor, NYU School of Law
• Justin Flowers, Principal, Lateral Link
• Ko-Yung Tung, Senior Counsellor, Morrison & Foerster; Professor, Yale Law School

• Geoffrey Sant, Special Counsel,Dorsey & Whitney; Director,Chinese Business Lawyers Association

Light refreshments will be served.

The reception will commence at 6 PM on Monday, October 29, 2012 in Jerome Greene 102 at Columbia Law School. We look forward to seeing you on October 29, 2012!

Victims of accidents have, for a number of years now, been able to make a personal injury claim for compensation, providing they are not to blame in any way for the accident. ‘No Win No Fee’ solicitors have allowed such victims a free and easy way to make injury claims, and act as their official representative in a legal environment.

Most people are aware that it’s possible to make a claim for compensation if they are injured in an accident on the road or at their place of work. However, there are many more types of accident that can be claimed for that they may not be aware of.

Here are five of the more “unusual” accidents that an injury compensation claim can be made for:

1) Maritime Accidents
Although travelling by boat is statistically very safe, accidents can and do often happen when at sea. Whether on a long-haul cruise or a short trip across The Channel, passengers have the right to a safe trip without risk of injury.

Some of the most common accidents occur when passengers slip on wet surfaces on the outside decks; leading to bad knocks, sprains and sometimes even bone breaks. Spillages of hot drinks are also another issue; if burns or scalds are caused to a passenger when the boat hits a patch of rough water for example, this is cause for a claim to be made against the boat operator.

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Epic is a national leader in software development for healthcare systems. We create and implement a wide range of integrated software for many of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. Over the last 15 years we have seen steady growth, and currently, organizations using our software care for about 140 million people across the United States. That means that 1 in 3 people in the U.S. are directly affected by the work we do.

We’re a focused and driven company. Founded over 30 years ago in the basement of an apartment building, we’ve grown to a company of over 6,000 intelligent, motivated, and principled people, working from our 800+ acre campus outside of Madison to make an impact on one of the largest and fastest-growing industries out there.

Working at Epic’s international headquarters near Madison, Wisconsin, you’ll be based in a city regularly ranked as one of America’s best places to live. Epic also has offices in Europe and the Middle East, and there likely will be others as we continue to expand our international reach.

Read on to learn about the specific positions and how to apply….

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How fundamental changes in the legal industry are affecting student recruitment

November 13, 2012 ~ San Francisco, CA

Featuring key contributions and candid viewpoints from:

♦ Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq. LLC and President JD Match
 Jim Leipold, Executive Director, NALP
♦ Ralph Baxter, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
 Paul F. Campos, Author, Journalist and Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
♦ Frank H. Wu, Chancellor & Dean, UC Hastings
♦ Bill Henderson, Professor of Law, Indiana/Maurer Law School
 Leigh P. Ryan, Hiring Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
 Jon C. Avina, Hiring Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
♦ Michael Gilligan, Hiring Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
♦ Terry Galligan, Assistant Dean of Career Development, Berkeley School of Law, UC-Berkeley
♦ Susan C. Robinson, Associate Dean for Career Services, Stanford Law School
♦ Sari Zimmerman, Assistant Dean, Office of Career & Professional Development, UC Hastings



There has been no shortage of news about the anemic job market for lawyers, but shouldn’t it be improving now that “the recession is behind us?” The truth is that the recession ushered in dramatic and lasting changes to the job market for lawyers at every level. How do these fundamental changes in the legal industry impact and affect law firm student recruitment? This unique conference will explore what’s changed and what hasn’t in recruiting entry-level talent. You will hear from practitioners on the front lines about what’s working and what isn’t — featuring the views of both law firms and law schools — providing attendees with a 360° perspective on a landscape that has never before been so competitive.

Today’s Job of the Week is provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB was created to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans.  CFPB is creating a world-class organization, Research, Markets and Regulations (RMR), whose goal is to assure that regulatory decisions are grounded in the best available data and with keen understanding of their practical implications.

Keep reading to learn more….

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Ed. note: The Asia Chronicles column is authored by Evan Jowers, Robert Kinney and Alexis Lamb of Kinney Recruiting. Kinney has made more placements of U.S. associates and partners in Asia than any other firm in each of the past six years. You can reach them by email: [email protected]

In the past few years it has become increasingly difficult to lateral to Hong Kong from the US without Mandarin or Korean language skills. However, it has not been impossible by any means, especially in Pan Asia focused corporate practices. In the Investment Management realm, up until a few years ago, English only was just fine for lateral associate candidates in Hong Kong, especially considering most of the documentation is in English in this area anyways. Three plus years ago there were not nearly as many funds groups or funds openings at US firms in Asia as there have been in the past two years. Nowadays, this is a rapidly growing area, although still a small part of the landscape of US biglaw in HK / China. In the past couple of years, we have placed many US associates in fund formation practices in HK / China, but there has usually been a requirement of Mandarin fluency.

We like to point out “English only ok” opportunities in HK / China because they are not the norm and worth mentioning to our readers in this column from time to time.

Currently, we have a brand new “English only is ok” private funds senior associate opening at a top US firm in Hong Kong. The new hire will have 5 to 7 years of experience on the private equity, real estate and / or infrastructure side. This firm is not going to consider candidates who have focused in hedge funds in their career, as that is simply not a fit for their practice in China. Mandarin is not required. Some ties to (or strong career / personal reasons to move to) Asia is of course a requirement, especially considering the high level of responsibility this new hire will have and the fact that they will have a track to career advancement available to them at this firm. The new hire will need to demonstrate that they can and want to be committed to Asia for 3+ years.

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Here in Washington, D.C., we’ve seen a recent surge in demand for corporate/finance attorneys. If you are interested in taking your career to the next level, now is an opportune time to consider a move up to a prestigious practice that gives associates great career advancement opportunities.

We’re working with one of D.C.’s most successful corporate/finance groups, and the team would like to add at least one junior to senior-level associate. The practice represents a number of high-profile clients that have received significant press in recent months. The group offers immediate access to partners, lean staffing on deals, and top compensation.

Position: Finance Associate

Description: The Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm is seeking a junior to mid-level Finance associate. This top-rated practice represents some of the best-known financial institutions in the world, and on a range of deals. Ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: representing financial institutions, handling credit facilities, banking, lending, transactional, or related regulatory matters. Classes of 2006 through 2011 considered. Strong law school academics a must. Candidates interested in relocating are encouraged to apply.

Location: Washington, D.C.

This opportunity is brought to you by Lateral Link Director Amy Savage, a recruiter covering the D.C. metropolitan area. To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. You can also reach out to Amy directly via email at [email protected]. If you are a Lateral Link member already, see position #13232.

Today’s Job of the Week, provided by Lateral Link, presents an excellent opportunity for attorneys specializing in Private Equity / M&A work at an Am Law 100 firm in Chicago. Home to an abundance of international corporate headquarters and U.S.-based operations, the city has continued to grow into a burgeoning center for global business. If you’re interested or know someone interested in this kind of work, it’s worth taking a look at this opportunity.

Position: Private Equity / Venture Capital Partner

Description: Chicago office of prominent Am Law 100 firm is seeking a Private Equity / Venture Capital partner with portable business of at least $750,000. The firm’s Corporate and Transactional Practice is recognized by Chambers USA as one of the most substantial in the profession. Clients range from large multinational operating companies, ambitious middle market and emerging growth companies, and capital markets participants, investment banks, and commercial lenders. The firm’s nearly 2,000 lawyers practice in 39 cities across four continents, including more than 250 lawyers in Europe’s largest economies and one of the largest international practices in Asia among U.S. law firms. The firm is financially strong and continues to grow, with profits per equity partner just shy of $1 million.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

This opportunity is brought to you by John Thurmond, a Director who matches highly qualified attorneys seeking new opportunities in Chicago and the Midwest with top-notch Law Firm and Corporate employers. To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. You can also reach out to John directly via email at [email protected]. If you are a Lateral Link member already, see position #12998.

Real estate lawyers may have been hit hard during the recession, but remained fairly active during the second quarter of 2012 in New York. If you are a junior mid-level real estate attorney, check out this week’s Job of the Week below. It’s one of the many great real estate opportunities available through Lateral Link.

Position: Real Estate Associate

Description: An Am Law 100 firm has an opening for a well qualified real estate associate in its New York office. Qualified candidates should have 2-4 years of law firm experience with complex and sophisticated lending transactions. They should also have experience in some of the following areas: creation of real estate joint ventures and complex acquisition, dispositions, and leasing transactions.

Location: New York

This opportunity is brought to you by May Smythe, a Director working extensively with prominent national law firms as well as mid-sized and smaller boutique firms in New York and Atlanta. To apply for this opportunity, please register at Lateral Link. You can also reach out to May directly via email at [email protected]. If you are a Lateral Link member already, see position #13162.

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