Case Study: Christian Finnegan Creates an Unforgettable Experience for Willkie Farr’s Summer Associates

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Last night, TrivWorks had the honor of working once again with our longtime client Willkie Farr & Gallagher, to create a fun and memorable competitive team trivia night for summer associates!

We have produced many team building games for law firm associates and partners, but there is something truly special about an event for summer staff – the exceptionally bright, ambitious law students who have been selected to participate in extremely competitive programs by elite law firms such as Willkie. As such, for this event we brought out one of the Big Guns to host: renowned stand-up comedian and TrivWorks “Special Host” Christian Finnegan!

With 125 high-performing summer staff rearing to go, Christian kicked off a raucous night of competitive trivia and belly laughs at Manhattan’s The Three Monkeys bar, challenging the group to full-room rounds with themes such as “Current Events/Pop Culture,” “TV/Movies” and “World History/Geography.” In between each round while the TrivWorks team collected and graded score sheets, Christian invited pairs of attendees to join him onstage for 1-on-1 “mini game” trivia, to the delight of contestants and the room alike!

The event concluded with a high-stakes “Bonus Round” of harder questions worth two points each, with the ecstatic first-place team going home with Ben & Jerry’s gift cards. The audience then enjoyed reliving the experience and taking selfies with Christian as he roamed the room, many of whom recognized him from his appearances on VH1 and Comedy Central – including his notable role on Chappelle’s Show.

It is such an honor to help as prestigious a firm as Willkie create a memorable and impactful experience for their valued summer associates, and we hope that last night’s successful event plays a role in the students’ decisions when offers of full-time employment are made. We are doubly blessed to have established such a fantastic partnership with Christian, whose skills and expertise as a comedic host enhance the trivia event experience so much for our clients!

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