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Reed Smith LLP Interview

27 Questions and Answers Written by Ryan Brunner

Written on June 27th, 2019 | Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.
Question 1 of 27
Do you have any particular areas of wage and hour laws that particularly interest you?
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How to Answer
A large firm like Reed Smith LLP often prefers staff to sub-specialize to be of best use to clients as subject matter experts. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to gauge your familiarity with the different aspects of wage and hour laws and where you find your abilities are best suited. There are no right or wrong answers for this question as your interviewer will be looking to see what clients you will best be suited in representing if hired for the position.

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Question 2 of 27
What in particular about our firm here at Reed Smith LLP interests you both personally and professionally?
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How to Answer
Reed Smith LLP and your interviewer are looking to find the perfect match for the position that you are interviewing for and to do this, they are looking to hear firsthand what truly interests you in the firm. Be sure to do your research on Reed Smith LLP and be able to speak about an aspect or two that appeals to you both personally and professionally. Putting a personal touch on your answer will help your interviewer understand that you will be invested into your job and be more likely to stay for the long haul versus your competition for the position.

Question 3 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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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.

Question 4 of 27
To be successful here at Reed Smith 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 Reed Smith LLP to best represent their clients.

Question 5 of 27
Here at Reed Smith LLP, carefully analyzing the cases of our clients is of utmost importance. What analytical skills would you bring to the team here?
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To be successful in the field of law and helping to achieve the best outcomes for clients, an analytical and evaluative mind are extremely important. To cut right to the chase, your interviewer will be looking to hear about the skills and experiences you have in analyzing data to come to reasonable and logical conclusions for both Reed Smith LLP and their clients. If possible, give a real world example or two where you put your analytical skills to good use.

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Author of Reed Smith 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: 06/27/2019

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