K&L Gates Mock Interview

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Who is your hero/heroine?

This question is a simple way for your interviewer to gain insight into the values that you respect and aspire to achieve in others that you work with. Prior to your interview, put some thought into who you consider your hero/heroine to be and make sure to put emphasis on the why you see them in that light. If possible, be sure to point out qualities that would help make you successful in the role that you are interviewing for.

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27 K&L Gates Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Who is your hero/heroine?

  • 2. What in particular about our firm here at K&L Gates interests you both personally and professionally?

  • 3. Talk about a creative way that you helped ease the tax burden for a business during your career. How did you help put this process into place?

  • 4. 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?

  • 5. Talk about a recent time on the job you were working under pressure or stress. How did you cope with that situation and ensure everything was handled smoothly?

  • 6. If hired here at K&L Gates, how would you best build trusting relationships with our clients?

  • 7. What do you consider to be the most difficult case or project you have worked on during your career?

  • 8. Talk about the most difficult work situation you have found yourself in and explain how you used sound judgement to find a great outcome?

  • 9. When we look for diligent and effective people to join our real estate law team here at K&L Gates, the ability to effectively research legal options and write contracts are vital to our success as a firm. Talk about your ability to excel in these areas.

  • 10. To ensure that our clients here at K&L Gates are served in the best way possible, our staff must ensure that they are up to speed on all state and federal laws. How do you stay in touch with changes to local, state and federal tax laws?

  • 11. What do you feel is the most important skill that you possess that makes you effective in the litigation/arbitration process?

  • 12. Some of our business here at K&L Gates is representing companies in collective bargaining agreements. What experience in the collective bargaining process would you bring to the team here?

  • 13. Where do you feel you could use some improvement in the litigation/arbitration process at this point in your career?

  • 14. One common legal aspect that we work closely on with clients here at K&L Gates is zoning for large scale construction and/or purchases. What experience do you have in working with local zoning laws?

  • 15. Have you been involved in a corporate tax audit before? What did you learn from that experience?

  • 16. Employment law often involves deep human emotion when bonds are supposedly broken between employee and employer. How do you separate your personal feelings and emotions when involved with a case?

  • 17. Do you have any experience in working with tenancy and leasing laws?

  • 18. Do you have any particular areas of wage and hour laws that particularly interest you?

  • 19. With our diverse range of clients here at K&L Gates, are there any specific areas of intellectual property law that interest you the most?

  • 20. What are your interests and hobbies outside of work?

  • 21. What was your motivation for pursuing a career in the field of law/legal services?

  • 22. Talk about a time that you had to think on your feet on the job. What was the situation and what was your thought process for acting quickly?

  • 23. At K&L Gates, employee satisfaction is very important. To ensure that you would be happy here, what brings you satisfaction in your day to day work?

  • 24. What do you feel are the key qualities that a great attorney should have?

  • 25. Working with clients here at K&L Gates entails the need for strong finance and accounting principles. Why is this important and what will you bring to the team here in this realm if hired?

  • 26. What are some of the key components that you would advise clients here at K&L Gates to include in their employee handbook?

  • 27. Talk about a time your ethics were challenged on the job. How do you react to those situations in the legal profession?