Current Opportunities

Careers at Torys

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. 

As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. 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. Our multidisciplinary teams 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. 

At Torys, diversity is a core strength. 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 commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. 

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Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior-level associate to join our Corporate Securities group. The candidate will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising public and private issuers on a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions. The ideal candidate will be in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta and will have:

  • 1-3 years’ post call experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in securities law
  • a positive attitude and excellent teambuilding skills
  • an exceptional service ethic and a demonstrated work ethic
  • strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent academic credentials
Skills & Experience

The successful applicant will have 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
  • working with corporations, investment banks, and financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations
  • dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence to Jocelyn Harris at [email protected]. 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 Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a transactional corporate real estate associate with approximately 5 to 7 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. real estate group in New York.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • experience practicing corporate real estate law with significant experience in real estate joint ventures;
  • experience representing institutional investors, private equity firms and/or asset managers in real estate investment and co-investment transactions;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • a strong sense of when to exercise good independent judgment and when to consult as needed.

Other relevant real-estate practice expertise including general dirt law, financing, development and leasing is helpful but not required.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Compensation

The Firm pays market salaries to our attorneys. As such, below is the current associate base salary scale:

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate with strong Japanese language skills to join our top-ranked Corporate group. Our clients include major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to be involved in a broad range of complex and innovative transactions, both public and private, for organizations of all sizes and across a variety of sectors.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of corporate experience at a major New York or international law firm. In particular, we are seeking a lawyer with significant experience working on a variety of transactions, public and private M&A transactions, and general corporate/commercial matters. The candidate must be fully proficient in Japanese language (oral and written).

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Compensation

The Firm pays market salaries to our attorneys. As such, below is the current associate base salary scale:

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a Banking and Debt Finance associate with approximately 1 to 3 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York. Our team works closely with the firm’s mergers and acquisitions and private equity groups on acquisition financings and other transactions across both the U.S. and Canadian markets, and internationally. We work on domestic and international transactions without over-staffing our deal teams so associates can expect significant responsibility on bet-the-farm transactions, as well as direct client contact and relationship building opportunities.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

  • meaningful experience representing lenders, borrowers, private equity sponsors and/or other institutional investors in connection with credit facilities and other debt financings;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: asset-based loans; project or infrastructure finance; cross-border or international transactions; high yield bonds; intercreditor arrangements.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Compensation

The Firm pays market salaries to our attorneys. As such, below is the current associate base salary scale:

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are seeking a mid- to senior-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 5 to 7 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Compensation

The Firm pays market salaries to our attorneys. As such, below is the current associate base salary scale:

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a tax associate with relevant experience ranging from 5 or more years to join our dynamic U.S. tax group in our New York office. Torys is a globally recognized international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork. Our Tax Practice represents institutional clients in significant U.S. and cross-border corporate transactions and business operations. Our team approach leverages our expertise from across our practice areas, including M&A, securities, real estate, and competition and foreign investment review. Torys has offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least five years of experience in a U.S. law firm tax practice with experience in U.S. and cross-border transactions;
  • drafted and negotiated tax provisions of limited partnership and limited liability company agreements for private funds;
  • experience advising non-U.S. institutional investors on tax issues (including structuring) in private fund formation and portfolio investments across a variety of investment strategies, including buyout, credit and real estate, and familiarity with investments in REITs;
  • excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • a demonstrable curiosity and interest in tax law; 
  • 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.
The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.
 
Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here or by email to [email protected]. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director of Professional Resources & Administration.

Compensation

The Firm pays market salaries to our attorneys. As such, below is the current associate base salary scale:

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are seeking a junior to mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 2 to 4 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.

Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Compensation

The Firm pays market salaries to our attorneys. As such, below is the current associate base salary scale:

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join the dynamic and busy capital markets practice of our corporate department in New York.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will:

  • be a first to third associate with significant experience:
    • researching and providing corporate clients with advice on general corporate governance as well as corporate and securities law advice in connection with public and private financings and mergers and acquisitions;
    • representing financial institutions and public and private corporate clients in a broad range of capital markets transactions including U.S. registered debt, equity and initial public offerings and cross-border Rule 144A/Regulation S transactions; and
    • advising clients in the preparation of SEC reporting requirements, including annual and quarterly reports;
  • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment;
  • have good judgment; and
  • be a member in good standing of the New York bar.
Applications

To apply for this opportunity, please submit your résumé, list of representative transactions and transcripts online here.

Compensation

The Firm pays market salaries to our attorneys. As such, below is the current associate base salary scale:

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

The Director of Knowledge will be part of the Knowledge and Innovation team and report to the Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer (CKIO). This role is responsible for supporting specific practice groups and working closely with stakeholders and business services departments to drive the adoption of new content and ways of working. In addition, under the direction of the CKIO, this role will help ideate solutions to everyday practice pain points by incorporating content and process.

Key Accountabilities
  • Work closely with the CKIO and the Director of Innovation to drive new practice-based knowledge solutions by identifying, evaluating, and implementing best practices to enhance content creation and delivery.
  • Work with practice groups to identify resources (precedents, checklists and other knowledge products) that will leverage the firm's intellectual capital and provide improved efficiency in the delivery of legal services.
  • Analyze current processes and identify opportunities to improve efficiency with knowledge tools and solutions. Establish and implement best practices to be adopted across practice areas to gain maximum efficiency.
  • Identify, review, assess and make recommendations on practice innovation solutions that address pain points, reduce administrative burden and benefit the legal practice teams.
  • Lead pilot teams to review new knowledge technology to advance practice efficiency.
  • Work with the team to develop project plans, including communication strategies, detailed timelines, and processes to evaluate project success and make recommendations for improvements. Oversee the execution of practice group and firm-wide projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of the project and key department objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning and Development team to develop and deliver training programs and tutorials related to knowledge products and solutions.
  • Work closely with the Legal Services Center to improve processes and develop and refine client products leveraging better processes and innovative forms of technology, including low code platforms.
  • Design and develop internal awareness campaigns to increase user adoption (e.g., document and matter search and retrieval capabilities within document management).
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders to identify and prioritize opportunities for knowledge and innovation solutions. Define needs, make recommendations for change where appropriate and deliver holistic solutions.
  • Lead a high-performing team; manage and assess workload and work distribution, monitor project progress (in line with department goals/objectives), provide ongoing feedback, participate in annual performance reviews and provide guidance, mentorship and support.
  • Manage relationship and oversee work performed by external consultants/vendors to ensure they adhere to contract terms and service level agreements and act as the primary contact to translate business requirements.
Attributes & Experience
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school. Must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • 5-7 years of legal practice and knowledge management experience. Experience working in a law firm or large professional services firm is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience managing teams, overseeing projects, and guiding/coaching people is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of the business of law as well as the practice of law components.
  • Proficient with knowledge management concepts, legal technology and practice innovation processes.
  • A high level of comfort with specific law firm technology, including document management systems, MS Office Suite (365), and knowledge management solutions.
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience with iManage, Thomson Reuters, Litera and Microsoft legal products, including document automation software (Contract Express), transaction management software (Closing Folders, High Q) and document review software (Kira).
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods, including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker.
  • Excellent client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple critical client needs.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • Excellent legal drafting and technical skills.
  • Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complex projects.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and an ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) to a broad range of audiences, including senior management, partners and clients.
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to influence stakeholders and motivate people towards mutually agreeable outcomes.
  • Strategic and innovative approach to work, consistently looking at ways of changing mindsets and behaviours to be more efficient and effective.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships with stakeholders and team members at all levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to evaluate complex legal, technical and process issues.
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular working hours and travel periodically.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our growing Knowledge and Innovation team in the Toronto Office. As a Knowledge and Innovation Lawyer, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, students, legal assistants and administrative teams) to create and organize content, identify, evaluate and implement legal technology solutions, processes and workflows that create efficiencies and enhance client service delivery.

Key Accountabilities
  • Create, organize and maintain knowledge products and knowledge sites for specific corporate practice areas.
  • Research prior knowledge databases and collate, curate and catalogue knowledge content for re-use.
  • Attend practice group meetings to understand needs of the lawyers and execute a plan to address knowledge gaps.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members to ensure that knowledge implementation and adoption activities are executed efficiently and successfully.
  • Develop project plans, including communication strategies, detailed timelines and processes to evaluate project success and improvements.
  • Develop user documentation and training materials for new and existing knowledge products, legal processes and technologies.
  • Draft and maintain model agreements, memos and supporting transaction documents as needed.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms to ensure that all knowledge and innovation solutions delivered continue to be used and improved upon.
  • Identify and lead projects that offer the most promise of significant efficiency gains.
  • Identify, evaluate and make recommendations to implement technology solutions to streamline and enhance the practice of law.
  • Assist in developing core process improvements and legal technology usage in matters with an initial focus on the transaction management process, document automation and low code platforms.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging knowledge products and innovation trends, processes and technologies to enhance client service.
  • When required, assist in negotiating terms of contracts and oversee work performed by vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Investigate and advise on the most effective methods of storing, organizing and delivering legal knowledge content to users across the firm.
  • Develop, draft and drive legal knowledge content and other relevant communications across the firm.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to design and develop original solutions to legal issues, using a combination of process and technology.
  • Identify problems and inefficiencies within existing knowledge systems and processes throughout the firm and develop strategies and solutions to improve upon them.
  • Develop clear and practical processes and strategies to communicate, integrate and drive adoption of new knowledge resources and tools as they are developed.
Attributes & Experience
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.
  • 2+ years’ experience practicing corporate transaction law in a large Canadian law firm environment.
  • Solid understanding of knowledge management principles, legal processes and legal technologies in corporate transactions.
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and a willingness to learn and develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Experience with document automation software (such as Contract Express), transaction management software (such as Closing Folders) and document review software (such as Kira).
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods, including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker.
  • Excellent client service combined with the ability to manage multiple lawyer and client needs at the same time.
  • Strong project management skills combined with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills with an aptitude and interest in continuously updating technology skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, oral and presentation) skills. Strong team player.
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to effectively move people towards mutually agreeable outcomes, promoting teamwork.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and proactive attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically.
  • Ability to work outside of regular working hours.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior to mid-level patent associate to join our dynamic Intellectual Property group. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer-agent/agent-trainee who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-4 years of practice experience at a Canadian or international law firm or major in-house IP patent department, and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

Attributes & Experience

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials in science or engineering
  • at least 1-4 years’ experience at a law firm or major in-house IP/patent department
  • experience with and/or exposure to advising on some or all of: patentability, validity and infringement, freedom-to-operate analysis and searches, patent drafting and patent prosecution
  • strong drafting skills including experience drafting patents and ancillary agreements
  • high energy and thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • ability to craft solutions creatively and efficiently
  • ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills,
  • ability to balance competing client demands
  • admission to the Ontario bar (or eligibility to be admitted to the Ontario bar)
  • CPATA class 1 patent licensee (or class 2 licensee eligible to return to class 1 status). Class 3 licensees with significant progress towards class 1 qualification will also be considered.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume and academic transcripts in confidence to Emma Sako at [email protected]. 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 Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our dynamic emerging companies and venture capital group. Torys’ emerging companies and venture capital group provides a complete range of services to emerging and high growth technology companies, and to the venture capital funds, lenders and other investors who finance them. We support our tech clients in all aspects of the creation, acquisition, use and commercial exploitation of their technology, and our fee model for startups is tailored to the needs of the business as it moves across the life cycle. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have at least 1-3 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, and exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate should have:

  • strong academic credentials
  • at least 1-3 years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background in and/or passion for entrepreneurship and emerging companies
  • some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of corporate structuring, venture finance and mergers and acquisitions involving emerging companies
  • high energy and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • the ability to provide creative solutions to clients’ issues
  • the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • the ability to balance competing client demands
  • admission to the Ontario bar (or eligibility to be admitted to the Ontario bar)
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at [email protected].

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 Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level real estate associate to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of experience working in a real estate group at a full-service law firm or at a real estate boutique. They will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. They must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. They must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 2-4 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm or real estate boutique with a focus on a variety of commercial real estate transactions;
  • experience with real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, and secured financing matters;
  • construction experience would be an asset;
  • strong analytical, communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development at [email protected].

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 Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced associate or counsel to join our corporate department. This individual will primarily provide support to Torys’ managed assets/funds practice. The ideal candidate will have 4-8 years’ experience assisting clients with registration and compliance issues in regulated markets and working with registered firms and managed assets, fund issuers and sponsors at a major Canadian law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude and a team orientation. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants must be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

Skills & Experience
  • At least 4-8 years’ corporate transactional experience, including:
    • experience representing a diverse client base that includes domestic and international firms as well as financial institutions, asset managers, broker/dealers, mutual funds, pension funds, ETFs and/or other institutional investors
    • experience interfacing and negotiating with regulatory bodies on behalf of clients
    • familiarity with the rules that are applicable to members of self-regulatory organizations and exchanges in Canada
    • familiarity with securities legislation including registration and prospectus requirements, exemptions, and ongoing filing requirements and in particular, in depth knowledge of National Instrument/Companion Policy 31-103, National Instrument/Companion Policy 33-109, National Instrument/Companion Policy 45-106, the Commodity Futures Act (Ontario/Manitoba), the Derivatives Act (Québec)
    • familiarity with trading agreements, investment management agreements, subscription agreements and exemptive relief and non-objection notices is an asset
  • Superior interpersonal skills, client service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage competing deadlines
  • Strong drafting skills and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to embrace change
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at [email protected].

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 Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/co-investment associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in Toronto. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/co-investment deal experience, including advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • at least 4 years of relevant transactional experience in a law firm setting
  • some familiarity with private equity fund arrangements;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with (or willing to be admitted to) the Law Society of Ontario.

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at [email protected].

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experience and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in Toronto. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please click here.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 4 to 6 years of relevant transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with (or willingness to be admitted to) the Law Society of Ontario.

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at [email protected].

To apply online, click here.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experience and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level associate to join our highly-ranked private equity fund formation and fund investment practice group based out of our thriving Toronto office. This group advises both fund sponsors and institutional investors in structuring, negotiating and investing in private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds and co-investment transactions. It also advises fund sponsors on fund formation spanning a range of private market areas, including buy-out, infrastructure and secondary funds as well as formation of segregated accounts and sole mandates.

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of practice experience working on private equity fund formations and/or investments in private equity funds at a major Canadian or international law firm. We are also willing to consider candidates who have a strong background in transactional corporate and M&A work and have a desire and willingness to learn private equity fund formation and fund investment. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have experience working collaboratively with practice specialists in a large firm environment and should be comfortable servicing clients across a wide range of industries.

A positive attitude, team orientation and demonstrated work ethic are essential to succeeding this role, as is an ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with (or willingness to be admitted to) the Law Society of Ontario.

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Emma Sako at [email protected].

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experience and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a mid-level to senior associate to join our leading M&A practice, which services major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and 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 Ontario.

Skills & Experience
  • At least 5-8 years of corporate transactional practice experience, with significant experience advising clients on both public and private M&A transactions.
  • Motivation to do complex and engaging work, which will include assuming significant responsibility on transactions and taking a leadership role on transaction teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment and drafting skills.
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their application materials (cover letter, resume and academic transcripts) in confidence to Emma Sako, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development. 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 Emma Sako.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Law Clerks, Agents and Paralegals

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a junior patent agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have two to three years of experience as a technical consultant or agent at an intellectual property law firm or IP group in a law firm. The role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills. We also offer a hybrid working model and the option to work from home on average 2 to 3 days per week.

Skill & Experience
  • At least two years’ experience as a patent agent or technical consultant, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • drafting, filing and prosecuting patent applications, and advising on validity, patentability, freedom-to-operate and infringement of intellectual property rights
    • research experience in one or more areas of botany, biotechnology, plant genetic engineering, cellular and molecular biology, stem cell technologies, cell and gene therapies
    • experience working directly with clients and counselling them on strategies for building and aligning their patent portfolios with business objectives and developing strong in-house processes to stimulate and capture innovation
  • Perform IP due diligence with respect to third party licensing and acquisition projects
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Evaluate and improve the department’s systems and procedures
  • Strong written, oral and communication skills
  • Applies business, biology and science skills to provide practical solutions to client’s issuesMust be a registered Patent Agent  
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Director, Professional Resources at [email protected]

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Firm Administration

Position Overview

The Director of Knowledge will be part of the Knowledge and Innovation team and report to the Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer (CKIO). This role is responsible for supporting specific practice groups and working closely with stakeholders and business services departments to drive the adoption of new content and ways of working. In addition, under the direction of the CKIO, this role will help ideate solutions to everyday practice pain points by incorporating content and process.

Key Accountabilities
  • Work closely with the CKIO and the Director of Innovation to drive new practice-based knowledge solutions by identifying, evaluating, and implementing best practices to enhance content creation and delivery.
  • Work with practice groups to identify resources (precedents, checklists and other knowledge products) that will leverage the firm's intellectual capital and provide improved efficiency in the delivery of legal services.
  • Analyze current processes and identify opportunities to improve efficiency with knowledge tools and solutions. Establish and implement best practices to be adopted across practice areas to gain maximum efficiency.
  • Identify, review, assess and make recommendations on practice innovation solutions that address pain points, reduce administrative burden and benefit the legal practice teams.
  • Lead pilot teams to review new knowledge technology to advance practice efficiency.
  • Work with the team to develop project plans, including communication strategies, detailed timelines, and processes to evaluate project success and make recommendations for improvements. Oversee the execution of practice group and firm-wide projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of the project and key department objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning and Development team to develop and deliver training programs and tutorials related to knowledge products and solutions.
  • Work closely with the Legal Services Center to improve processes and develop and refine client products leveraging better processes and innovative forms of technology, including low code platforms.
  • Design and develop internal awareness campaigns to increase user adoption (e.g., document and matter search and retrieval capabilities within document management).
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders to identify and prioritize opportunities for knowledge and innovation solutions. Define needs, make recommendations for change where appropriate and deliver holistic solutions.
  • Lead a high-performing team; manage and assess workload and work distribution, monitor project progress (in line with department goals/objectives), provide ongoing feedback, participate in annual performance reviews and provide guidance, mentorship and support.
  • Manage relationship and oversee work performed by external consultants/vendors to ensure they adhere to contract terms and service level agreements and act as the primary contact to translate business requirements.
Attributes & Experience
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school. Must be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.
  • 5-7 years of legal practice and knowledge management experience. Experience working in a law firm or large professional services firm is preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience managing teams, overseeing projects, and guiding/coaching people is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of the business of law as well as the practice of law components.
  • Proficient with knowledge management concepts, legal technology and practice innovation processes.
  • A high level of comfort with specific law firm technology, including document management systems, MS Office Suite (365), and knowledge management solutions.
  • Strong working knowledge of and experience with iManage, Thomson Reuters, Litera and Microsoft legal products, including document automation software (Contract Express), transaction management software (Closing Folders, High Q) and document review software (Kira).
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods, including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker.
  • Excellent client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple critical client needs.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • Excellent legal drafting and technical skills.
  • Strong project management skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complex projects.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and an ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) to a broad range of audiences, including senior management, partners and clients.
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to influence stakeholders and motivate people towards mutually agreeable outcomes.
  • Strategic and innovative approach to work, consistently looking at ways of changing mindsets and behaviours to be more efficient and effective.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships with stakeholders and team members at all levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to evaluate complex legal, technical and process issues.
  • Flexibility to work outside of regular working hours and travel periodically.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

The Junior Financial/ Reconciliation Analyst is responsible for daily/monthly reconciliations, analyzing account information and investigating and resolving reconciliation matters across all offices.

Key Accountabilities
  • Complete daily and monthly bank reconciliations and provide analysis of all accounts as required.
  • Work closely with the Billings, Collections and Accounts Payable teams to investigate and resolve reconciling matters.
  • Ensure all accounts balance and escalate any potential accounting and billing issues/discrepancies as needed.
  • Take the lead in reconciling and analyzing monthly GL accounts and resolve outstanding items as required.
  • Work with auditors to provide bank and GL related information as requested.
  • Update daily bank balances report and identify possible cash transfers.
  • Prepare and send weekly revenue graph to CFO.
  • Post weekly journal entries related to payroll or bank transfers and reconcile GL items.
  • Support monthly, quarterly and year-end financial activities.
  • Prepare and assist with filing monthly GST/HST returns.
  • Document and maintain Financial Services processes and procedures as required.
  • Work with bank contacts to investigate and resolve any discrepancies or enquiries.
  • Prepare periodic expense related reports for marketing and other departments.
  • Assist with reviewing Expense Reimbursements, AP payments and setting up New Vendors in 3E.
  • Provide support and back up to Analysts, Accounts Payable and Trust teams on accounting and processing matters.
  • Prepare ad hoc reports and provide analysis as required.
  • Participate in departmental projects and initiatives as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 1-2 years of related experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Experience with bank reconciliations is preferred.
  • Attained or working toward a professional accounting designation.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong technical skills with knowledge of Excel including pivot tables is an asset.
  • Experience with 3E Financial system is an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Sound judgement including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Sajida Nurgat, HR Generalist.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist is responsible for supporting the firm’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (“DEI”) programs and initiatives firmwide.

Key Accountabilities
  • Support the Director with the development and implementation of firmwide programming and initiatives.
  • In collaboration with the Director, manage the diversity, inclusion, and engagement surveys and internal debrief/implementation of recommendations.
  • Work with Professional Resources and Human Resources to manage the collection and disclosure of DEI related data for internal and external reporting.
  • Review, validate, and analyze DEI reports (spot trends, gaps, etc.).
  • Support the Director with client RFPs and inquiries regarding DEI metrics and requests for reporting.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to develop and deliver DEI related speaker series, events and training programs.
  • Support the firm’s affinity groups with planning and execution of initiatives and programs.
  • Manage external business and DEI activities and events consistent with the firm’s outreach and community initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Business Development to develop communications for external distribution.
  • Conduct research and draft messaging for firmwide internal communications.
  • Track, reconcile and assist with expenses and budget development. Input corresponding budget line-item details monthly. Prepare a first draft of the annual budget for Director’s review and approval.
  • Provide guidance, direction and mentoring to the Assistant, Professional Resources on all DEI administrative matters, and backup as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 2-3 years of DEI experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Strong writing and editing DEI related material and content.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Excellent client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Keep abreast of diversity, equity, and inclusion trends.
  • A consultative, collaborative, team-oriented approach.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly and ensure they are clearly communicated to the target audience.
  • Sound judgement including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do, hands-on approach, driven by delivery and end results.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Director, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

The Communications Specialist is responsible for developing high-quality written content, for a range of firm initiatives, that effectively positions the firm in the marketplace and enhances brand awareness.

Key Accountabilities 
  • Draft, edit and coordinate the production of written content in support of marketing and business development needs. This includes client bulletins, articles and other thought leadership, brochures, website copy, social media language, video scripts, practice profiles, conference and event material, advertising copy and other content as required.
  • Collaborate with graphic design, website development and design, client outreach and technology to deliver various aspects of marketing and communications campaigns.
  • Develop and maintain firm standards for written content, communications and publishing while ensuring compliance with the Torys brand. This includes editing, proofreading, and ownership of the firm's style guide.
  • Liaise with publishers and other media outlets on publication requests, republishing agreements, and any editorial adjustments, author reviews or proofing requirements.
  • Develop and maintain editorial calendars and annual production schedules in accordance with thought leadership initiatives.
  • Continuously review current news, trends and developments in the broader marketplace and report to the Marketing group on strategic or relevant updates.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in English or Communications, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 3-5 years of previous related experience.
  • Solid understanding of marketing concepts.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite – which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional client service and ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgement including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize conflicting deadlines.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Emily Contini, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.

Position Overview

We are seeking a corporate lawyer to join our growing Knowledge and Innovation team in the Toronto Office. As a Knowledge and Innovation Lawyer, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, students, legal assistants and administrative teams) to create and organize content, identify, evaluate and implement legal technology solutions, processes and workflows that create efficiencies and enhance client service delivery.

Key Accountabilities
  • Create, organize and maintain knowledge products and knowledge sites for specific corporate practice areas.
  • Research prior knowledge databases and collate, curate and catalogue knowledge content for re-use.
  • Attend practice group meetings to understand needs of the lawyers and execute a plan to address knowledge gaps.
  • Engage and collaborate with key stakeholders and team members to ensure that knowledge implementation and adoption activities are executed efficiently and successfully.
  • Develop project plans, including communication strategies, detailed timelines and processes to evaluate project success and improvements.
  • Develop user documentation and training materials for new and existing knowledge products, legal processes and technologies.
  • Draft and maintain model agreements, memos and supporting transaction documents as needed.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms to ensure that all knowledge and innovation solutions delivered continue to be used and improved upon.
  • Identify and lead projects that offer the most promise of significant efficiency gains.
  • Identify, evaluate and make recommendations to implement technology solutions to streamline and enhance the practice of law.
  • Assist in developing core process improvements and legal technology usage in matters with an initial focus on the transaction management process, document automation and low code platforms.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging knowledge products and innovation trends, processes and technologies to enhance client service.
  • When required, assist in negotiating terms of contracts and oversee work performed by vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Investigate and advise on the most effective methods of storing, organizing and delivering legal knowledge content to users across the firm.
  • Develop, draft and drive legal knowledge content and other relevant communications across the firm.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to design and develop original solutions to legal issues, using a combination of process and technology.
  • Identify problems and inefficiencies within existing knowledge systems and processes throughout the firm and develop strategies and solutions to improve upon them.
  • Develop clear and practical processes and strategies to communicate, integrate and drive adoption of new knowledge resources and tools as they are developed.
Attributes & Experience
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.
  • 2+ years’ experience practicing corporate transaction law in a large Canadian law firm environment.
  • Solid understanding of knowledge management principles, legal processes and legal technologies in corporate transactions.
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology and a willingness to learn and develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Experience with document automation software (such as Contract Express), transaction management software (such as Closing Folders) and document review software (such as Kira).
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods, including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management.
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker.
  • Excellent client service combined with the ability to manage multiple lawyer and client needs at the same time.
  • Strong project management skills combined with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges.
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills with an aptitude and interest in continuously updating technology skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written, oral and presentation) skills. Strong team player.
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to effectively move people towards mutually agreeable outcomes, promoting teamwork.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and proactive attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically.
  • Ability to work outside of regular working hours.
How to Apply:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting ([email protected]).

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Ruth Hawkins, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Effective November 1, 2022 Torys LLP has suspended its mandatory vaccination policy. While this suspension reflects an improved public health situation, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. The wellbeing of firm members remains our top priority and we remain committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace. This may include reinstating the mandatory vaccination policy if required.