Quinn Emanuel Interview Questions

Updated 30 Jan, 2015
Updated 30 Jan, 2015
12 Interview Reviews

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    Support Staff Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The Interview process was average, nothing out of the norm as I went through a recruiting agency. They interviewers were very polite but at the same time, they mean business. It was made clear that it is a very busy environment, and they need someone to stay on their toes, at the same time, you have the ability to dress comfortably and use any tools necessary to get the job done correctly.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing unexpected, the same question seemed to be asked more than once, but in different words. All in all, it was a pretty standard interview.   Answer Question
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    Legal Secretary Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Quinn Emanuel in January 2015.

    Interview

    I was set up for an interview through a staffing agency. I interviewed with the staffing agency and then the law firm was interested in setting up an interview with them once they saw my resume and credentials. I arrived early and dressed professional. My interviewer was wearing a Yankees hat with a du-rag, t-shirt, jeans, and Timberland boots. I knew they allowed people to dress casual, but really? This is the first person I met from Quinn Emanuel and this will be the lasting impression I always have of them.

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    Summer Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Interviewer was casually dressed, wearing jeans and drinking a coke. Was a brief interview (during OCI) but received an invitation to their networking event that night and a callback. Overall was a less traditional law firm interview - we spoke about drinking and wine. Lawyer was on his phone twice during the interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Paralegal Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Quinn Emanuel (New York, NY (US)) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Beautiful office, nice people, everyone wears jeans. I had a great interview with the Paralegal Coordinator and a Senior Paralegal who was part of the team seeking another paralegal. The Associates I met with were extremely nice and did not seem overstressed as with a typical AmLaw 100 firm.

    Interview Questions

    • Sounds like you are doing more exciting work at your current position. Why would you want to take this position?   Answer Question
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    Legal Secretary Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Quinn Emanuel.

    Interview

    I was hired through a recruiter and went a couple of times to meet with the HR manager. I was hired the same week.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions. I was asked about background and skills.   Answer Question
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    Staff Contract Attorney Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Quinn Emanuel (New York, NY (US)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Very laid back and friendly. You will meet with another staff attorney and discuss the case and expectations of the job. Most staff contract attorneys are very helpful. Some feel entitled to more because Quinn spoils them.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None. Take it or leave it

  8.  

    Litigation Associate Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Quinn Emanuel (London, England (UK)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was conducted by a partner at the firm and the firm's practice manager. Both were delightful to meet and discuss with. The firm has a genuine can-do and think outside the box attitude. I was less exprienced to what they required but it was an experience that I would highly recommend to anyone considering applying to their London office.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about working at a firm that acts against financial institutions when most top city firms act in those institutions' defence? Are you concerned about your future employability if you join the firm?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Quinn Emanuel (San Francisco, CA (US)) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Standard interview questions and experience. Expect to meet with two or three Associates, and two or three partners. Questions revolved around your past experiences, why you want to work at Quinn, and why you are leaving your immediately prior role.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you lateralling from your former position? Were you on track to make partner at your former firm? Why or why not?   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Quinn Emanuel in March 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was focused on whether you can do the job, and whether you have the experience to handle such a competitive environment. It was a more adversarial interview than most I have had with law firms--these are litigators with little taste for beating around the bush.

    Interview Questions

    • If you don't have the experience to be here, you will get pressed on that point continually.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Only negotiated start date.

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    Staff Contract Attorney Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Quinn Emanuel in March 2011.

    Interview

    Interview and background check.

    Interview Questions

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