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28 Questions and Answers Written by Ryan Brunner

Written on June 5th, 2019 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 28
If hired here at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, how would you best build trusting relationships with our clients?
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How to Answer
The law firm/client relationship is built upon trust and your interviewer at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP knows how important building trusting relationships is to the success of both the firm and the client. For you, it is important to understand and demonstrate that a trusting relationship helps open lines of communication and increases cooperation of the client in helping build cases. Talk about your own personal attributes and how they help foster and build trust with the clients you would be working with and reiterate to your interviewer why you believe trust is such an important factor in the relationships you will have with clients.

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Question 2 of 28
What drew you to an interest in pursuing a career in real estate law? What excites you each day to be successful in this area?
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For this question, your interviewer is really looking for your own personal motivation to be successful in your career choice. Be sure to hit on the skills and abilities that you possess that make you successful in real estate law while also reiterating that you are easily motivated each and every day on the job. Both Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP and their clients will depend on your ability to do so.

Question 3 of 28
To be successful here at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, we want to ensure that you are motivated each and every day on the job with our clients. What drew you to working with patent and trademark law?
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At the heart of this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear what your personal motivation was to pursue a legal career working with patents, trademarks, copyrights and/or trade dress. Whether your drive stemmed from a background and passion in science or the firm belief in artists/inventors/creators owning their own work, be sure to speak passionately about your pursuit of work in this field and leave your interviewer convinced that you are ready to come to work everyday at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP to best represent their clients.

Question 4 of 28
At Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP we seek to hire those who think outside the box. When was the last time you made a suggestion for workplace improvement? What was the outcome?
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The interviewer would like to know if you are an engaged employee; offering suggestions and providing more profound thought when it comes to processing improvement in the firm. Give an example of a time when you suggested an improvement that benefited your colleagues and the firm as a whole. It can be big or small! Did anything significant come out of your suggestion?

Question 5 of 28
What do you consider to be the most difficult case or project you have worked on during your career?
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With this question, your interviewer is not just looking to hear what you felt was the most difficult case or project you have worked on during your career to this point. While you should do a good job of painting the picture of what the case entailed, spend as much time as possible in explaining your process for helping facilitate the best outcome possible and the steps you took to get there. Prepare an answer that keep the process as much in mind as the end goal for this question.

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Author of Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP Answers and Questions

Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries. Ryan has a long track record of recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates at all levels of the organizations that he has recruited for. These include entry-level workers, professional workers, physicians and executive level leaders. Ryan has created and worked with many interviewing formats in the industries that he has recruited for and has reviewed resumes and cover letter's for all of the positions he has recruited for.
Published: 06/05/2019

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