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General Counsel – Sample Interview Questions

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This post was created in collaboration between Lead Edge Capital and True, a data-driven recruiting firm with offices across the U.S. and in Europe.

Role: General Counsel

Sample Interview Questions

  • What is the most important advice you’ve recently given your CEO?
  • How do you balance your duties to the CEO as a member of the executive team and to the company as an advisor of the Board?
  • Describe a situation where you overruled your CEO and why.
  • How do you manage your company’s reputational risk?
  • What is the most challenging ethical dilemma you’ve faced and how did you resolve it?
  • How have you significantly impacted your company’s results?
  • Outside of purely legal issues, how do you contribute to the company’s strategic direction?
  • Other than the GC, for what leadership team role are you best suited and why?

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