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. 

Primary Contacts

Lawyers

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

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a tax associate with relevant experience ranging from 3 to 5 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 three years of experience in a U.S. law firm tax practice with broad tax experience in U.S. and cross-border transactions, including M&A;
  • 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

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

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.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development 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 environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level/senior pension and benefits associate to join our dynamic Pension and Employment group in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of relevant experience working at a full-service or boutique law firm or in the legal or policy group of a pension plan or retirement consulting firm. They will 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:

  • 4-7 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm or boutique firm or retirement consulting firm with a focus on pension and benefit plan governance, administration and compliance;
  • experience with advising pension plan administrators and sponsors on matters including wind-ups, solvency funding, use of pension surplus, plan mergers, compliance, administration and governance, and tax issues, including compliance with federal income tax legislation and provincial pension standards;
  • strong analytical, communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment;
  • experience advising pension plans on pension investment compliance issues would be an asset; and
  • experience with executive compensation matters would be an asset.
How to Apply:

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and academic transcripts to Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development 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 accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Position Overview

We are seeking a knowledge management lawyer to join our growing Knowledge and Innovation team in the Toronto Office. In this role, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, students, and business service teams) to create and organize content, and to identify, evaluate and implement processes and workflows that create efficiencies and enhance client service delivery.

Skills & Experience
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to internal stakeholders on the availability and use of knowledge management tools and resources.
  • Attend practice group meetings to understand needs of the lawyers and execute a plan to address knowledge gaps.
  • Create, organize and maintain knowledge products and knowledge sites for specific practice areas.
  • Research prior knowledge databases and collate, curate and catalogue knowledge content for re-use.
  • 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.
  • Deliver legal training programs to internal stakeholders and clients on key legal developments and trends.
  • Draft and maintain model agreements, memos, checklists, legal playbooks, presentations and other supporting transaction documents as needed.
  • Develop, draft and drive legal knowledge content and other relevant communications across the firm. Actively monitor case law and legislative developments that will impact clients, and curate current awareness resources that will provide team members with timely updates.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms to ensure that all knowledge solutions delivered continue to be used and improved upon.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging knowledge products and innovation trends, processes and technologies to enhance client service.
  • Investigate and advise on the most effective methods of storing, organizing and delivering legal knowledge content to users 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 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 law in a large Canadian law firm environment or reputable in-house environment. Practicing in a legal generalist role is an asset.
  • Superior legal and business research skills with an ability to provide clear and authoritative analysis on complex legal issues.
  • Excellent writing and legal drafting skills.
  • Confident and effective communication style using various media.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an effective, engaging and thought-provoking presentation style.
  • Enthusiastic, resilient and proactive attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically.
  • Excellent client service combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong project management skills combined with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • 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.

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 Alison Shamie 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 Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

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 Alison Shamie 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 Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

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 Alison Shamie 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 Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

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 Alison Shamie 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 Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a mid-level 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 4-6 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 4-6 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 Alison Shamie, 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 Alison Shamie.

Position Overview & Key Accountabilities

Torys’ Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax is looking for a Litigation Review Associate who will have a supervisory role as part of Torys’ eDiscovery services group. Working closely with a team of legal professionals and eDiscovery technology specialists at the LSC and our other Torys offices, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • managing and conducting electronic evidence reviews in complex litigation, competition, privacy, regulatory investigations, and tax matters in Relativity’s eDiscovery application;
  • coordinating and overseeing a litigation review team from the LSC;
  • providing Document Review Project Management support, including case management, task assignment/execution, financial management and project data tracking;
  • overseeing and quality-checking review and coding decisions of document review teams for relevance, responsiveness, privilege and legal issues;
  • training review teams at project kick-off and on an as-needed basis;
  • liaising with litigators on substantive legal issues relating to the evidence;
  • analyzing and distilling data to aid the legal team in either supporting or refuting the facts and allegations in investigations or complex litigation;
  • collaborating with legal teams, law clerks and eDiscovery analysts on review workflows and strategies;
  • providing substantive review support, including quality control, on outsourced reviews to ensure successful project execution and service delivery to the department at the highest level;
  • working the litigation lawyers and the litigation services teams to develop and implement eDiscovery best practices with respect to technology utilization and outside vendor engagement to maximize efficiencies and reduce client costs; and
  • helping develop the eDiscovery workstream and processes.

The LSC is Torys’ hub for high-volume and recurring legal work. We use technology, tools and processes to help our clients meet their goals efficiently and cost-effectively. Located in a bright, open-concept office in downtown Halifax, the LSC offers flexible work arrangements and competitive compensation without billable hours targets or business development requirements.

Skills & Experience

The role is ideal for you if you:

  • are looking for a non-partner track career at a premier law firm without having to engage in marketing or business development activities or to achieve billable hours targets;
  • have minimum 5 years of post-call litigation experience, including 1-2 years’ experience managing document reviews in the context of civil litigation, regulatory investigations or competition matters, and be in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario or the Nova Scotia’s Barristers’ Society;
  • have experience with one or more industry-leading eDiscovery document review software tools and platforms, preferably Relativity;
  • have working knowledge of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM);
  • have experience leading teams and possess exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to shared success working across offices and with a broad range of legal and administrative professionals;
  • are highly organized, self-motivated and proactive, eager to take ownership of projects and able to advance work independently;
  • have excellent problem-solving skills combined with attention to detail and thoroughness;
  • have strong analytical and drafting skills;
  • have strong written and oral communication skills;
  • are flexible when managing multiple projects and competing demands efficiently, and are able to adapt to changing priorities and demanding deadlines;
  • have a strong work ethic, and be able to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands;
  • are competent in the use of Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications; additionally
  • the ability to read/write French would be considered an asset.

∞ We will provide the training and support you need to succeed in this role. ∞

If this describes you – or someone you know – we’d love to hear from you – or them!

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 environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head.

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.

Firm Administration

Position Overview

We are seeking a knowledge management lawyer to join our growing Knowledge and Innovation team in the Toronto Office. In this role, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, students, and business service teams) to create and organize content, and to identify, evaluate and implement processes and workflows that create efficiencies and enhance client service delivery.

Skills & Experience
  • Provide ongoing coaching and support to internal stakeholders on the availability and use of knowledge management tools and resources.
  • Attend practice group meetings to understand needs of the lawyers and execute a plan to address knowledge gaps.
  • Create, organize and maintain knowledge products and knowledge sites for specific practice areas.
  • Research prior knowledge databases and collate, curate and catalogue knowledge content for re-use.
  • 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.
  • Deliver legal training programs to internal stakeholders and clients on key legal developments and trends.
  • Draft and maintain model agreements, memos, checklists, legal playbooks, presentations and other supporting transaction documents as needed.
  • Develop, draft and drive legal knowledge content and other relevant communications across the firm. Actively monitor case law and legislative developments that will impact clients, and curate current awareness resources that will provide team members with timely updates.
  • Develop feedback mechanisms to ensure that all knowledge solutions delivered continue to be used and improved upon.
  • Maintain awareness of emerging knowledge products and innovation trends, processes and technologies to enhance client service.
  • Investigate and advise on the most effective methods of storing, organizing and delivering legal knowledge content to users 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 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 law in a large Canadian law firm environment or reputable in-house environment. Practicing in a legal generalist role is an asset.
  • Superior legal and business research skills with an ability to provide clear and authoritative analysis on complex legal issues.
  • Excellent writing and legal drafting skills.
  • Confident and effective communication style using various media.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an effective, engaging and thought-provoking presentation style.
  • Enthusiastic, resilient and proactive attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically.
  • Excellent client service combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong project management skills combined with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • 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.

Position Overview

The Manager, Facilities and Events (NY) is responsible for the overall office operations and administration of internal and external event services for the New York office.

Key Accountabilities

Facilities

  • Act as the primary point of contact for all premises related matters including scheduling of vendor and contractor access, communicating deficiencies, and resolving issues by working with the Director, Professional Resources & Administration and Toronto facilities team.
  • Coordinate projects related to operational improvements, best practices and overall office maintenance, security access systems, safety programs, construction, emergency procedures, and building relationship.
  • Work with the Manager, Human Resources & Administration for training and guidance on facility, maintenance, and vendor operations.
  • Oversee the delivery of office, meeting, and mail services, including office and supply purchasing.
  • Maintain the best use of office space, including office and workspace assignments, layout and location of equipment and storage.
  • Maintain the condition of the office premises including completing regular reviews of the premises for deficiencies and arranging for servicing. Proactively ensures that facilities and systems needs such as HVAC, electrical, appliances, furniture, equipment, and related processes are of high quality and in working order.>
  • Coordinate Office Moves, Artwork Installations, and Furniture adjustments.
  • Work with the Director, Professional Resources & Administration and Toronto facilities team to execute Facilities Projects, including renovations and buildouts.
  • Develop performance standards, service offerings, and standard operating procedures.

Client and Firm Events

  • In collaboration with Toronto events and marketing teams, and lawyers, manage all aspects of external and internal events in the NY office, from the planning, organization, day of execution and post-event follow-up.
  • Maintain best in class service standards for the Events team.
  • Execute and plan events, including:
    • maintaining a calendar of events for all offices, and implementing a system that enables and anticipates long term planning and effective short-term event execution;
    • establishing schedules and task assignments to ensure event execution aligns with firm goals and objectives;
    • sourcing, recommending and engaging venues;
    • keeping abreast of new trends, spaces, destinations and restaurants;
    • recommending new opportunities for events, providing stakeholders with a variety of event alternatives;
    • managing all aspects of event delivery (e.g., venue, food, alcohol, equipment, set up, communications, guest reception, programs, travel, etc.); and
    • providing post event recaps, budget analysis and participant feedback.
  • Coordinate with IS and boardroom tech to ensure technology is setup whenever necessary.

Internal Staff Events

  • At the direction of the Director, Professional Resources & Administration and Team Lead, Human Resources and Administration, assist with all aspects of internal staff events, including set up and breakdown.  These events include but are not limited to Staff Appreciation, Pride, Holiday Treats, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and monthly birthday and anniversary celebrations.

Vendor Management

  • In collaboration with Director, Professional Resources & Administration, review terms of contract and oversee work performed by vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key vendors (cleaning, maintenance, supplies, couriers, security staff) and contractors (general contractors, furniture vendors and refinishers, AC and electrical. contractors, storage, key, glass, wall, box and dolly, courier, office supply and mail machine companies, copy and copy production device supplier).

Budget

  • Work with Toronto counterparts to establish expense and revenue (recoveries) budgets and monitor actuals against budgets raising any issues and cost reduction strategies. Provide forecasts and updates as changes occur.

Team Engagement

  • Provide direction, coaching and development support to direct reports to ensure they are engaged, capable and meeting service standards.
  • Participate in the recruitment process with HR.

Other

  • Work closely with Marketing & Business Development team to facilitate M&BD initiatives and events, and ensure branding opportunities and marketing tools are consistent with firm standards.
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Previous experience managing people and vendor relationships, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Experience planning multiple high-level events.
  • Basic familiarity or understanding of building mechanical, electrical and furniture systems.
  • Familiarity with legal services provided by corporate law firm and needs/expectations of their clients.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite and Adobe/Nuance/equivalent PDF applications.
  • Exceptional client service skills with a proven track record of ‘going above and beyond’ to service clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships.
  • Ability to establish, lead and be a role model for healthy team dynamics such as supportive collaboration, inclusive communication, joint problem solving, and conflict resolution.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Proven ability to establish relationships and build trust with stakeholders.
  • Strong negotiation skills, including the ability to work with tact, poise, and discretion.
  • Track record of challenging the status quo to make things better, improving ways of working, and delivering service in a more efficient and effective way.
  • Excellent organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment with minimal supervision.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Results-oriented and self-directed individual.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technology.
  • Flexible to work overtime to meet client demands when required.
How to Apply:

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

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

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, Manager, Human Resources.

Position Overview

The Specialist, HR Systems & Reporting is responsible for the day-to-day delivery of HR reporting & system support. 

Key Accountabilities

Reporting & Analytics

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to determine requirements for reporting and analytics, leverage data in HR systems and other HR/Finance systems to develop and deliver standardized and complex reports and dashboards (e.g., salary variance reports, overtime, paid time off, turnover, headcount etc.). Reports generally include analysis and commentary which provide explanation of analysis.
  • Leverage vendors to develop new reports/reporting packages and coordinate development through UKG Reporting Optimization Service as required.
  • Assist with annual reporting requirements from stakeholders.
  • Maintain standard reporting database ensuring reports are current and easily accessible to stakeholders. Develop best practices and documentation for end users. Communicate any changes to reports or documentation as required.
  • Review Business Intelligence (BI) enhancements and new features; communicate to stakeholders as appropriate.

Process & Systems Support

  • Provide day-to-day systems and technology support to stakeholders; maintain knowledge and familiarity with HR systems and databases; troubleshoot system issues.
  • Support the annual calendar of system maintenance, daily activities, system testing and communications.
  • In collaboration with the Manager, HR Systems & Reporting, work with external vendors to deliver customized solutions.
  • Maintain database of process documentation for all routine system processes, customs, and additional functionality.
  • Assist with design of process maps of key employee life cycle events.

Data Collection & Maintenance

  • Assist in maintaining the accuracy of employee-related data in HR System as the ‘system of record’.
  • Maintain data transfers from/to other firm and external systems to ensure ‘one version of the truth’ and identify opportunities to integrate data to and from other systems minimizing duplicate and/or manual entries.
  • Assist with any data mapping and data collection that is required for existing data maintenance or new data being tracked in the system.
  • Produce and review exception/audit reporting of system to ensure data integrity.

Project Support & Training

  • Participate in projects and initiatives (e.g., new modules, customs) for any HR Systems & Reporting related matters. Assist with identifying project-related timelines, issues, scope documentation, conduct testing and data mapping/imports.
  • Provide hands-on support, guidance, and training to internal stakeholders.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources, or a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years of progressive experience in process/systems roles within an HR environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes an intermediate/advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Experience with an integrated HR/Payroll system; experience with UKG is an asset.
  • Experience with report writing logic and analytics (i.e., Business Intelligence).
  • 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 within the organization.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong project coordination skills.
  • Ability to think creatively and deliver in pragmatic ways.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with strong personal ownership for quality of work.
How to Apply:

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

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

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.

Position Overview

The Specialist, Practice Management is responsible for reviewing, assessing, designing and implementing best practices for managing firm knowledge and information using innovative legal technologies and up-to-date legal knowledge. This role is also responsible for managing content on the firm’s intranet platform.

Key Accountabilities
  • Design, test, develop and manage content on the firm’s intranet.
  • Investigate and evaluate practice solution technologies and applications. Improve and build upon existing tools and solutions using a continuous improvement methodology.
  • Work with external vendors, Information Services and Learning & Development to develop adoption strategies for initial launch of new processes/technologies, and strategies and processes to support long term adoption, focusing on user-based design.
  • Promote the firm’s knowledge management systems and solutions to internal and external audiences.
  • Stay abreast of new developments and trends in the legal market, with a focus on process improvement, technology, innovation and knowledge management.
  • Leverage technical skills to engage in the development of advanced legal technology and process solutions using a wide variety of software solutions, including the Microsoft 365 suite of tools, document automation, and transaction management tools, among others.
  • Participate in department process management projects and initiatives, with a focus on improving processes and/or new technologies.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Information Studies or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 5+ years of progressive development and design experience (information architecture, content management, business process analysis and usability).
  • 2-5 years related experience within a law firm is preferred. Solid understanding of legal processes in a law firm environment and understanding how lawyers work, through a legal diploma or degree is preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite. Expert knowledge of SharePoint platform and advanced understanding of content and document management, web editing, document and graphics software.
  • Formal exposure to usability evaluation for web design and user interface design.
  • Change and project management experience leading or being a key member of large-scale projects.
  • Ongoing continuing education is expected to maintain and update expert knowledge of design and portal technologies.
  • Excellent client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple stakeholder needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to think, design, build and lead key stakeholders from problem identification to solution design and development.
  • Excellent project and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to manage a variety of concurrent complex projects.
  • A self-starter, with the ability to seek out the problem, hypothesize the options for solution, be creative and imaginative in making recommendations to stakeholders, and follow through with the end product.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills in finding solution-based results.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Proven project management experience and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complex projects.
How to Apply:

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

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

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.

Position Overview

The Accounts Payable Clerk is responsible for processing the day-to-day expenses and vendor payments on a timely basis in adherence with firm procedures.

Key Accountabilities
  • Process vendor payments (cheques, EFT, ACH, wires and drafts) using accounting and banking software, including review of backup for accuracy and approval.
  • Upload vendor files to accounting software and match to invoice.
  • Reconcile GL accounts, bank accounts, and vendor statements.
  • Process and post online client charges in the accounting system.
  • Maintain accurate records including scanning, filing and retrieval.
  • Process Visa and Amex expense reports.
  • Review and process expense reimbursements using Chrome River and 3E.
  • Process and reconcile personal charges.
  • Assist with annual 1099 reporting and filing requirements for NY vendors.
  • Provide payment information and assistance to legal and administrative departments when required.
  • Train and mentor AP and/or student employees.
  • Provide backup to other Account Payable positions.
  • Participate in programs and projects 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’ related experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Experience working with 3E and Chrome River Expense is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, with the ability to accurately process a very high volume of work.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e., month-end, year-end).
How to Apply:

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

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

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, Manager, Human Resources.

Position Overview

The Benefits Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day administration and delivery of the firm’s benefits, disability, and retirement savings programs across all offices.

Key Accountabilities
  • Responsible for the day-to-day processing and delivery of the firm’s Canadian and U.S. benefit programs which includes disability and retirement plans.
  • Act as the subject matter expert and respond to benefit and retirement program-related questions.
  • Conduct benefit/retirement orientation sessions for eligible firm members.
  • Process benefit plan changes relating to new hires, terminations, salary increases, leaves of absence, promotions and transfers using vendor portals (e.g., RBC, Sun Life, Oxford, Cigna, EyeMed, Ameriflex, Unum, WageWorks/Health Equity, Touchcare, Dialogue/Cleveland Clinic).
  • Reconcile and prepare payment of benefit invoices, retirement plan contributions and general ledger accounts. Investigate and resolve discrepancies as required.
  • Track and monitor expenditures against budget on a monthly basis and review anomalies or significant variances with Senior Manager, Payroll & Benefits. Participate in the annual benefits budget process.
  • Support Senior Manager, Payroll & Benefits with the annual benefit open enrollment process and administration which includes drafting guides and documentation, setting up Open Enrollment sessions and updating rates in HR system and external portals (e.g., Wageworks).
  • Manage disability cases, including opening cases, proactively following up with Telus (formerly Lifeworks), RBC, Unum and updating Human Resources/Professional Resources managers, keying information into the HR system and advising payroll as needed.
  • Support the development and delivery of education sessions related to retirement plans on a semi-annual basis.
  • Participate in the retirement plan audit process (beginning to end of cycle).
  • Participate in the wellness committee, contribute to the annual wellness curriculum and assist in maintaining Wellness@Torys microsite.
  • Monitor and maintain benefit content and communications on Torysnet.
  • Participate in various department projects and initiatives as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Attained or working towards benefit or pension certification (CEBS) is an asset.
  • 3+ years of benefits administration experience including disability management.
  • Experience with Ultimate Software (UKG Pro) would be an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the 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.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • A proactive, self-starter with good organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent judgment, and the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • A flexible and positive attitude.
  • Bilingual (French/English) would be an asset.
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.

Position Overview

The Billing/Credit Assistant is responsible for coordinating with assigned partners to complete the full billing cycle for multi-client and multi-matter accounts. 

Key Accountabilities
  • Process accounts in accounting system including edits, transfers, write offs, trust transfers, and amend Word documents as required.
  • Upload accounts to third-party vendors using ebilling technology (E-hub), including resolving rejection issues, providing budget information, and contacting clients to resolve ebilling issues.
  • Regular contact with billing partners regarding client Work in Progress (WIP) and receivables.
  • Follow up with clients to collect on outstanding receivables (telephone calls, drafting letters, emails, etc.)
  • Proactively deal with issues and determine when further escalation is required.
  • Work on billing and collection targets to meet monthly goals.
  • Respond to client, lawyer, and management inquiries regarding WIP and receivables. Provide assistance and support, as required, to ensure the accurate processing and timely collection of accounts.
  • Prepare (WIP) and Receivable reports for management review.
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.
  • 3 years’ billing and collections experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite, time entry, and related accounting systems. Ebilling experience would be considered an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Flexibility to work overtime when necessary (i.e. month-end, year-end).
How to Apply:

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

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

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, Manager, Human Resources.