Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Junior Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, some experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1 to 3 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • some experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • some experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • some experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Network Administrator (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Network Administrator is responsible for design, installation, support, and monitoring of the firm's network infrastructure, including design and installation of LANs, WANs, Internet & Intranet systems, and network segments. This position may be required to work outside of normal working hours and is required to work a 24/7 on-call rotation.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Install and support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and intranet systems.
  • Install and maintain network hardware and software.
  • Analyze and isolate network issues.
  • Monitor networks to ensure security and availability to specific users.
  • Evaluate and modify system's performance.
  • Secure networks by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation.
  • Determine network and system requirements.
  • Maintain integrity of the network, server deployment, and security.
  • Design and deploy networks.
  • Perform network address assignment.
  • Assign routing protocols and routing table configuration.
  • Assign configuration of authentication and authorization of directory services.
  • Maintain network systems such as gateway appliances, intrusion detection systems, IPS etc.
  • Administer servers, desktops, printers, switches, routers, firewalls, ip phones, smartphones, security updates and patches.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

Education

  • 5+ years of IT network experience in a medium size IT environment.
  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in network studies, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Experience in a Data Centre environment preferred.
  • Cisco Certification preferred (CCNA,CCNP, and/or CCIE).

Technical Skills

  • Proficient knowledge of Cisco routing and switching; Check Point firewalls and security appliances; Wireless Network technologies and deployments.
  • Proficient knowledge of networking and data communication fundamentals including Ethernet, TCP/IP, routing protocols.
  • Proficient knowledge of network management tools (Cisco, HP, Wireshark, Solarwinds); VPN technologies; WAN technologies including MPLS, Private Line Ethernet, OSPF and BGP.
  • Experience and knowledge of ITIL processes, including highly developed change management skills based off of ITIL best practices.

Professional Skills

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, with a strong focus on client service.
  • Strong analytical thinking skills, with a high attention to detail.
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability for tasks; demonstrated self-management skills, with the proven ability to coach other team members.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with the ability to resolve challenges and adapt under tight time constraints, work pressures, and a constantly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technical subjects quickly; excellent analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter, referencing the position you are applying for and your salary expectations, to firmadminrecruiting@torys.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Billing Assistant (10-12 Month Contract) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Billing Assistant to join our Financial Services team. Reporting to the Manager, Client Accounting, your objective will be to provide support to internal clients with respect to processing bills. This is a contract position.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Process invoices in accounting system including edits, transfers, write offs, trust transfers and amending Word documents as required.
  • Upload invoices to third party vendors using ebilling technology (E-Hub), including resolving rejection issues: providing budget information and contacting billing lawyers; legal assistants and clients to resolve ebilling issues.
  • Work with billing team on billing targets to meet monthly goals.
  • Respond to client, lawyer and management inquiries regarding invoice processing including providing assistance and support as required to ensure the timely and accurate processing of invoices.
  • Provide support to internal and external clients on all invoice processing matters.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 2 years billing experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Post-secondary education in an accounting or related program. Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, time entry and related accounting systems. Ebilling experience considered an asset.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills for direct lawyer and client contact.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end)

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter, referencing the position you are applying for and your salary expectations, to firmadminrecruiting@torys.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Collections Specialist (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Collections Specialist to join our Financial Services team. This position requires an individual with proven collections experience, a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. This role is primarily responsible for improving the effectiveness of cash collections by negotiating terms of payment on overdue accounts.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Responsible for supporting client relationships, mitigating credit risk and ensuring compliance with the firm’s credit policy.
  • Reduce the firm’s exposure by meeting targets to reduce outstanding A/R on accounts that are 90 days past due.
  • Maintain regular contact with lawyers and clients on collections matters; work directly with clients to resolve outstanding accounts by performing daily collections calls.
  • Accountable for meeting monthly collections targets and providing analysis and explanation if targets are not achieved.
  • Make recommendations to improve collections processes; work on best practices and communicate information about these processes and practices to the senior leadership team as required.
  • Ensure compliance with firm and client guidelines at all times.
  • Create and generate reports; conduct batch analysis to increase recoveries and improve the firm’s exposure.
  • Review files for settlements or closure.
  • Participate in special projects as requested.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Business Management (complete or in progress).
  • Minimum 5 years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills; able to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word. Experience with Elite and/or related accounting systems would be an asset.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter, referencing the position you are applying for and your salary expectations, to firmadminrecruiting@torys.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Conflicts & Records Assistant (18 Month Contract) (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Conflicts & Records Assistant to join our Financial Services team. The Conflicts & Records group provides firm-wide support services related to the conflicts, business intake and records management processes. This position requires an individual with strong research and analytical skills, attention to detail and the ability to meet tight deadlines.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Perform conflict searches including initial review and analysis to ensure lawyers are provided with relevant information.
  • Liaise with Risk Management to co-ordinate the resolution of conflict issues and other risk-related issues as they arise.
  • Assist lawyers and assistants to expedite the process for requesting conflict searches and to ensure accuracy and compliance.
  • Maintain and update conflict database including client, matter and related party information.
  • Generate various reports including client/matter reports, related party listings, etc. on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Provide support in the maintenance of the firm’s records from creation to disposition by assisting with the following: box pick-ups, processing files for off-site storage, updating file records, cancelling files, retrievals, refiles and tracing mail.
  • Respond to telephone and email inquiries.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary education in a business related field.
  • Experience in conflict searching or related experience, preferably within a law firm environment. Experience in records management is an asset but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of computer software and databases, including business intake, conflicts and records software.
  • Excellent research and analytical abilities; demonstrated problem-solving skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, time management and decision-making skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a high pressured environment, effectively prioritize and multi-task tasks simultaneously to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment with minimum direct supervision.
  • Exceptional client service skills with the aptitude to go above and beyond to get the job done.
  • Physical ability to lift boxes up to 40 lbs.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter, referencing the position you are applying for and your salary expectations, to firmadminrecruiting@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Malinda Dunfield, Manager, Human Resources.

Paralegal Document Coordinators (2 positions, Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking two Paralegal Document Coordinators to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As a paralegal document coordinator, you will work with colleagues in the LSC and other Torys offices to draft and review documents to be publicly filed, to prepare simple transactional documents, and to coordinate the review of documents by clients, colleagues and other legal professionals. Successful candidates will be provided with all necessary training and professional support to ensure their success in this position.

The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years' experience working as a paralegal or in a comparable position with a law firm, financial institution or other professional services organization. We are seeking someone who can work efficiently and accurately on a high volume of documents and who has a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:   

  • experience drafting corporate or other legal documents;
  • post-secondary degree or diploma in paralegal studies, business administration or equivalent;
  • proficient in MS Word and Outlook with a strong working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint;
  • exceptional attention to detail with strong formatting and proofreading skills;
  • superior time management and organizational skills; able to work quickly and efficiently, to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment, and to manage several workstreams concurrently;
  • able to work independently with minimal supervision and to work collaboratively with clients, colleagues and others;
  • able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands;
  • excellent verbal and written communication;
  • high degree of professionalism with strong interpersonal and client service skills and the ability to work with poise and discretion;
  • securities experience would be an asset but is not required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, or submit a cover letter and resume online here. We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Competition Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for an associate to join our Competition and Foreign Investment Review group. Our team is distinguished by our integrated practice approach and ability to bring to bear cutting-edge advisory and adversarial skills. We specialize in complex Canadian and international merger transactions, cartel investigations and class actions, and abuse of dominance investigations. Our involvement in ground-breaking matters has provided our lawyers with unparalleled expertise and perspective to handle the challenges of a complex regulatory enforcement environment.

Our lawyers have also been active in development of competition law and policy. They have written leading texts and scholarly articles and have been involved in the consultation process preceding each round of amendments to the Competition Act since 1986. We have played a similarly active role in the development of international competition policy as non-governmental advisers to Canadian Competition Bureau in the International Competition Network (ICN).

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 2 to 4 years of competition or corporate/commercial law experience (with a keen interest to learn competition law)
  • excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Intermediate Securities Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years’ experience working as a securities law clerk at a large law firm. We are seeking a confident, proactive, detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, articling students and lawyers, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside of normal business hours.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Progressively learn and assist in all aspects of securities related matters including:
    • continuous disclosure filings;
    • drafting insider and early warning reports and filing reports on SEDI or SEDAR;
    • preparing and filing exempt trade reports;
    • e-filings with Canadian Securities Regulators along with other related regulatory filings;
    • issuing press releases with applicable newswires;
    • monitoring new securities law developments and assisting in the preparation of bulletins and email updates related thereto;
    • handling inquiries of clients and lawyers on securities legislation;
    • preparing summaries of the OSC Bulletin for distribution to all lawyers;
    • drafting timetables for annual and special meeting of shareholders/unitholders;
    • conducting searches on SEDAR, SEDI, TSX, Disclosurenet and Edgar websites;
    • assisting with other general securities matters as necessary; and
    • providing supervision to administrative support as needed.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to manage and juggle multiple priorities.
  • Strong initiative, good judgment and excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational and client-service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster strong working relationships with a variety of teams.
  • Flexible; easily adapts to different work and communication styles.
  • Projects confidence; professional and mature.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law Clerk Certificate from a recognized institution or Corporate Seal accreditation from The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.
  • Minimum of 7 years of securities law clerk experience.
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Securities Act and National Instruments.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

Torys fosters an inclusive and accessible environment and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Junior Corporate Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in the oil and gas industry. You will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising various oil, gas and power companies on a variety of commercial projects and transactions. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The successful candidates' experience will include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, including but not limited to oil and gas leases, service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
  • Advise and participate in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters including title disputes, contract disputes, leases, unitization, operating agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, easements and condemnations
  • Some experience working on a variety of energy and infrastructure matters pertaining to: development, including joint ventures, construction, operation and maintenance, logistics and transportation, processing and making arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects
  • Some experience working on the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets, pipelines, transportation matters and energy products, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products
  • Drafting core E&P agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements
  • Excellent teambuilding and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

Corporate Law Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking an ambitious, self-driven corporate law clerk to join our team in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of corporate law clerk experience at a large law firm, and will be a confident, proactive, high detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work with tight turnaround times during and outside business hours and will be called upon to draft, review and analyze corporate documents, and assist with transactions.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • At least 10 years’ experience as a corporate clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • drafting documentation relating to reorganizations, incorporations, amalgamations, annual proceedings, dissolutions, securities filings, etc.
    • conducting and reporting on minute book reviews and maintaining corporate records, securities ledgers and registers.
    • preparing documents and instructing agents in connection with extra provincial registrations, renewals and notification to provincial authorities.
    • conducting corporate searches, and analyzing and summarizing search results.
    • assisting with corporate reorganizations, share and asset purchase transactions, including:
      • preparing and maintaining closing checklists;
      • reviewing and drafting closing documents, including resolutions, officers’ certificates and other supporting documents; and
      • preparing closing books and drafting reporting letters.
  • Knowledge of applicable corporate statutes and regulations (CBCA and OBCA, etc.)
  • Community College Law Clerk Diploma or Certificate (or equivalent).
  • University degree would be a plus.
  • Experience using CorpLink will be considered an asset.
  • Experience accessing and making filings on SEDAR and working on securities transactions will also be considered an asset.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume online here.

Torys fosters an inclusive and accessible environment and we are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

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Torys LLP is a respected international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork.

We operate from offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary and Montréal.