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27 Questions and Answers Written by Ryan Brunner

Written on June 25th, 2019 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 27
What experience do you have in working with large scale construction companies on state and federal regulations? Would this be an area that would interest you?
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How to Answer
Regulatory law firms are often called upon to represent large construction companies to ensure that all federal, state and local regulations are being met throughout a project. These companies can range from home building contractors to road construction companies. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear what type of experience you have in the broad area of working with construction outfits. If you don't have direct experience in this area, be sure to talk about some areas of construction regulations that you may have experience in. Example of this could be alternative dispute resolution, OSHA, building codes or insurance.

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Question 2 of 27
Working with clients here at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison 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?
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In the legal field surrounding tax law, attorneys work side by side with accounting and finance departments to ensure that laws and regulations are adhered to from the company's perspective. Because of this, representatives from Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison must have working knowledge of finance and accounting departments and their principles to be as successful as possible. Talk about the importance of speaking knowledgeably about these principles and pull from your experience and education to explain why you'll be able to do this.

Question 3 of 27
Have you been involved in a corporate tax audit before? What did you learn from that experience?
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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison is often called upon for their legal guidance when a business is facing a tax audit. For this question, your interviewer is looking to see if you have experience working under IRS audit conditions and to hear what vital information you could bring to the team if hired. If you have experience, talk in detail about the type of organization you represented and what the audit entailed. If you don't have direct experience working with an IRS audit, talk about your working knowledge of the audit process and what your role would be in that.

Question 4 of 27
Do you have any experience in working with tenancy and leasing laws?
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Whether commercial or residential, many property owners look to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison to help draft lease agreements and your interviewer will be looking to hear firsthand about the experience you have in this realm of the law. Talk to your interviewer about the importance of factoring in local and state laws in all lease agreements and speak to your experience in representing clients in this area.

Question 5 of 27
What was your motivation for pursuing a career in the field of law/legal services?
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As your experience and education were reviewed and desired by the hiring manager for the position you are interviewing for, this question is giving them the chance to really hear about your own personal motivators for your career in law. This is an opportunity for you to show what has driven you up to this point in your career and what will continue to drive you to help bring success to Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison. Be open and honest with your interviewer as you give them insight into your own personal motivating factors.

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Author of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison 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: 06/25/2019

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