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 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

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a tax associate with relevant experience ranging from 3 to 6 years to join our dynamic U.S. tax group in our New York office.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least three years of experience in a U.S. law firm tax practice;
  • experience in U.S. and cross-border transactions including public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as debt and equity securities offerings;
  • drafted and negotiated tax provisions of limited partnership and limited liability company agreements for private funds and financing documents, including credit agreements and bond offering documents, on behalf of borrowers and issuers;
  • 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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Knowledge and Innovation Lead 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 other team leads and business services departments to drive the adoption of new ways of working. In addition, under the direction of the CKIO, the Knowledge and Innovation Lead will help ideate solutions to everyday practice pain points by incorporating people, process, content, and technology.

Key Accountabilities
  • Work closely with the CKIO to drive new practice-based knowledge and innovation solutions by identifying, evaluating, and implementing best practices to enhance client service delivery.
  • Lead Proof of Concept/Pilot teams to review new legal technology objectives and critical success factors and ensure the practice solutions align with firm strategies and governance structure.
  • 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 projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of the project and key department objectives.
  • 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 future legal services.
  • Analyze current processes and identify opportunities to improve efficiency with knowledge and innovation 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 knowledge and practice innovation solutions that address pain points, reduce administrative burden and benefit the legal practice teams.
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning and Development team to develop and deliver training programs and tutorials related to knowledge and innovation 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 and/or innovation practice 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 legal technology and practice innovation processes and concepts.
  • 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

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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 Georgia Brown 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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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 Georgia Brown, 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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced senior 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 6-8 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 6-8 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 Georgia Brown 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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a junior associate to join our dynamic technology contracting practice. Torys’ technology contracting practice represents clients in leading Canadian transactions for the development, acquisition and licensing of technology, technology services and intellectual property rights. Torys brings to the contracting and licensing process practical advice and state-of-the-art solutions and processes designed to address the unique needs of each client. 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 1-2 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 1-2 years’ experience at a major law firm
  • strong background and/or passion for technology
  • some experience with and/or exposure to some or all of the following:
    • drafting and negotiating service agreements, licensing agreements, development agreements, collaboration agreements, sponsorship agreements, co-marketing agreements, joint ventures, strategic alliances and/or other arrangements for the commercialization of intellectual property
    • advising clients on implementation and management of long-term and short-term single-vendor and multi-vendor relationships, technology development transactions, master services arrangements, business process outsourcing transactions, managed services transactions, joint venture licensing arrangements, including procurement processes, international licensing and technology transfer arrangements, risk assessment, negotiation of renewals and negotiation and transition of new deals with alternative service providers
  • 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,
  • superb drafting 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 Georgia Brown 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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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 Georgia Brown 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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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 Georgia Brown 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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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 Georgia Brown 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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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 4-7 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 4-7 years’ 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 Georgia Brown at [email protected].

Click here to apply online.

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 Georgia Brown, Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Law Clerks, Agents and Paralegals

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a paralegal to join our team to support our corporate transactional practice, with a focus on real estate and general corporate matters.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience as a corporate paralegal and will provide general support primarily to our NY corporate practice, including, ideally in the following areas:

Real Estate:

  • Title/survey review,
  • Assist with real property acquisitions and dispositions,
  • Oversee mortgage process for secured financing,
  • Review and revise documents,
  • Act as liaison among various internal departments.

Corporate Transaction Lifecycle Support:

  • Prepare and file UCC Financing Statements, Amendments, Terminations, In-Lieu filings and fixture filings; draft collateral attachments; Lien Search Review; Maintain corporate tickler system;
  • Draft corporate documentation including corporate resolutions, consents and certificates; and
  • Assist with corporate closings; Due Diligence Review; Prepare drafts of agreements (such as security agreements, guaranties, pledge agreements, promissory notes, waivers, bills of sale, assignment agreements) and ancillary documentation; Review and revise documents (proofreading).
  • Prepare and file incorporation, qualification and amendment documentation, including basic operating agreements and by-laws with various state offices.
  • Composing and maintenance of corporate minute books.
  • Obtain public documents, including tax clearance certificates, charters, merger certificates and certificates of good standing.
  • Prepare Rule 144 and 144K Letters.
  • Arrange Franchise Tax and LLC Notices for payment; Prepare and file SS-4 Applications with the Internal Revenue Department.
  • Process invoices for payment (statutory representation, CT, CSC and Precise Corporate Printing).

Have experience with securities filings Form ID, Form D, Form 4, Form 3. Proofread securities filings.

Qualifications
  • Must possess a post-secondary degree or diploma in paralegal studies.
  • Proficiency with Westlaw, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Pro/Nuance Power PDF or equivalent software.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to work proactively and independently, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with corporate documents.
Applications

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Dana Schuessler, Director, Professional Resources and Administration.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (“FDA”) as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

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

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a litigation law clerk to join our busy practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with strong communication skills, multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate.

This role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience as a litigation law clerk, including exposure to some or all of the following:

  • organizing and coordinating the procedural aspects of litigation files from start to finish
  • coordinating the document discovery process
  • preparing litigation hold memos/document preservation notices
  • maintaining audit and chain of custody logs
  • document production including preparing affidavits of documents, witness briefs, mediation and pre-trial briefs, motion materials and correspondence on a broad range of litigation matters
  • managing electronic data for discovery process and trial
  • managing undertakings and refusals
  • preparing bills of costs and costs outlines
  • trial preparation
  • technical proficiency with Relativity or any other industry standard litigation

Prior experience with or exposure to: large, employment or commercial actions, securities regulatory investigations or civil litigation, privacy or data breach actions, working for major pharmaceutical and health product manufacturers in defending product liability claims across Canada, including class proceedings in all of these areas.Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter 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 accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a senior real estate law clerk to join our busy commercial real estate practice in Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive team player with strong communication skills, multitasking and organizational abilities. You must be able to work with a high volume of documents while demonstrating excellent attention to detail. You must be dedicated to quality client service and be able to work outside of regular business hours with the team where the needs dictate. You will be called upon to draft, review and analyze real estate documentation, and assist lawyers with transactions.

This role is best suited to an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must be able to work independently and be an excellent team player with an interest in mentoring and developing others. You will also have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability as well as good judgment and professionalism.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 20 years’ real estate law clerk experience, including:

  • drafting and reviewing closing and registration documentation for commercial real estate transactions (including commercial purchase and sale transactions and bank financing transactions), and preparing client reports;
  • negotiating and finalizing title insurance policies for acquisitions and financings;
  • conducting and reviewing complex searches of title, preparing detailed title reports and summaries, and solving title issues or deficiencies;
  • conducting and reviewing relevant off-title searches;
  • completing Land Transfer Tax beneficial returns and deferral applications;
  • preparing and responding to letters of requisition; and
  • dealing directly with clients under appropriate supervision.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and policies as they relate to real property and the registration thereof.
  • Ability to read reference plans (including strata plans) and surveys and to plot out a metes and bounds description.
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in Teraview, and MS Office applications.

Qualified candidates will possess a law clerk diploma or Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Certificate (or equivalent).

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter 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 accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Firm Administration

Position Overview

The Learning and Productivity Consultant is responsible for ensuring firm members have the knowledge needed to utilize firm technology, processes, and best practices in order to perform their jobs efficiently and effectively.

Key Accountabilities
  • Design, implement, and deliver technical training to all firm members in all offices by:
    • providing new hire orientation, training, and support to all new admin staff and legal professionals;
    • working with Human Resources in the development of new firm roles and creating learning strategies to align with job descriptions;
    • assessing individual training needs and learning styles, and assisting HR and departmental managers to develop appropriate training strategy and evaluation;
    • delivering ongoing training and support (i.e., seminars, bi-monthly floor support, one-to-one coaching, and “just in time” sessions) in technical and process improvement topics; and
    • developing online training courses and self-study exercises, as required, to supplement classroom training.
  • Deliver customized training and support to the firm’s legal professionals, including training on specific technology as well as working with legal professional and assistant work teams to establish efficient practice management processes.
  • Design, test, develop, and evaluate end user training tools, documentation, best practices, and guidelines (e.g. e-learning modules, technical documentation, information cards, and other training aids).
  • Keep abreast of current technology and process trends.
  • Test, analyze, and provide technical feedback to project leads. Act as a consultant regarding product customizations and the best processes for utilizing new software products.
  • Participate in firm projects to implement new software or systems and take responsibility for the design of training programs and material related to those projects.
  • Work with HR, Professional Resources, and Innovation & Adoption Consultant to design, implement, and deliver soft skills training, including client service, teamwork, and productivity to firm members.
  • Maintain Training site on Torysnet with current, relevant and useful content.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma with a focus on adult learning, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 5+ years of experience in adult training and education (both technical and non-technical).
  • Bilingual (French and English) is required.
  • Experience in change and project management.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of training concepts, methodologies, and techniques associated with adult learning and education.
  • Experience working in a law firm training environment would be an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite and document management systems.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply knowledge.
  • Exceptional 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 in a high-pressure environment with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and presentation skills, with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a self-managed training team.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
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

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Knowledge and Innovation Lead 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 other team leads and business services departments to drive the adoption of new ways of working. In addition, under the direction of the CKIO, the Knowledge and Innovation Lead will help ideate solutions to everyday practice pain points by incorporating people, process, content, and technology.

Key Accountabilities
  • Work closely with the CKIO to drive new practice-based knowledge and innovation solutions by identifying, evaluating, and implementing best practices to enhance client service delivery.
  • Lead Proof of Concept/Pilot teams to review new legal technology objectives and critical success factors and ensure the practice solutions align with firm strategies and governance structure.
  • 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 projects to ensure work is aligned with the scope of the project and key department objectives.
  • 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 future legal services.
  • Analyze current processes and identify opportunities to improve efficiency with knowledge and innovation 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 knowledge and practice innovation solutions that address pain points, reduce administrative burden and benefit the legal practice teams.
  • Work collaboratively with the Learning and Development team to develop and deliver training programs and tutorials related to knowledge and innovation 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 and/or innovation practice 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 legal technology and practice innovation processes and concepts.
  • 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

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Litigation Support Clerk is responsible for providing daily support to the litigation law clerks as it relates to all procedural aspects of litigation files from start to finish. In addition, the Litigation Support Clerk will be required to independently prepare routine documents and update refusals and undertakings charts, under the supervision of law clerks. This position is comprised of both administrative and billable work. This role is designed to prepare the incumbent for a junior law clerk role at the appropriate time.

Key Accountabilities
  • Supporting litigation law clerks with the organization and coordination of procedural aspects of litigation files at all relevant stages, including but not limited to preparing appeal books and compendia, motion records, mediation briefs, and trial records.
  • Participating in coordinated mentorship program which would provide exposure to most, if not all, of the following tasks, with the expectation that some of the more routine documents would be prepared by the Litigation Support Clerk under the supervision of the law clerks:
    • E-Discovery
      • preparing litigation hold memos/document preservation notices
      • participating in custodian interviews and data collection protocols
      • maintaining audit and chain of custody logs
      • undertaking basic document analysis and review procedures in the Relativity environment
      • assisting with document productionscreating privilege logs
      • managing electronic data for discovery process and trial
    • Creation or drafting of documents for examinations for discovery, mediations, court proceedings and other hearings
      • preparing affidavits of documents, witness briefs, mediation and pre-trial briefs, motion materials and correspondence on a broad range of litigation matters
      • updating undertakings and refusals charts
      • preparing bills of costs and costs outlines
      • assembling trial briefs and other materials
    • Participation in trials and other hearings
      • managing communications with Masters, trial coordination office, etc.
      • arranging court reporters, litigation technology and other types of support as required (e.g. printing services, etc.)
      • attending trial or hearings, and providing assistance in chambers as necessary (e.g. marking exhibits, etc.)
      • providing off-hours support for law clerk who is assisting trial team
    • Specialized procedures or subject-matter
      • providing support in patent, trademark and copyright disputes before all levels of court, intellectual property tribunals and regulatory bodies as well as on injunctions and other types of hearings
      • providing support in a variety of class proceedings, including but not limited to product liability, employment law, and securities claims
      • providing support in international arbitrations
Key Accountabilities
  • Law clerk diploma or successful completion of the Institute of Law Clerk Ontario courses.
  • Minimum 2 years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Background or strong interest in litigation.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs with a sense of urgency.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • A proactive, self-starter who is able to manage multiple competing demands with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
How to Apply

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Karen Pais, Generalist, Professional Resources. 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 Karen Pais, Generalist, Professional Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Coordinator, Market Recognition (Directories) is responsible for supporting the department by preparing legal directory submissions and tracking firm experience using the experience database to make updates, source missing information, and extract data and any supporting credentialing materials.

Key Accountabilities
  • Lead the directories process, including process mapping, process tracking, project management, and written components.
  • Coordinate submissions to external directories and rankings organizations (Chambers, IFLR100, The Legal 500, etc.) to facilitate firm participation and maximize rankings and awards. This includes:
    • preparing draft submissions for review and keeping track of submission status at all times;
    • coordinating and facilitating all required meetings;
    • following up with lawyers to finalize materials for submission;
    • organizing research calls between practice areas and directory publications;
    • compiling all preparatory materials in advance of practice area interviews (i.e., submissions, past year's rankings, peer intelligence, etc.);
    • maintaining a calendar of submission deadlines and research schedules; and
    • acting as communication lead for directory related correspondence.
  • Update the experience database with details on firm transactions and case information as used in directories. Identify and source missing details through internal sources.
  • Coordinate development of new hire lawyer bios and updates to lawyers’ biographies post-submission.
  • Draft and finalize content for various directories’ webpages.
  • Provide support in the production of proposals, pitches, and brochures.
  • Sort and produce ad hoc reports on various business development activities and outcomes.
  • Provide administrative support as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Marketing or Business, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 1-2 years of related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Proven success providing end-to-end coordination and organization of written materials with delivery to deadlines.
  • Solid business acumen; knowledge of corporate transactional and litigation processes and terminology 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.
  • 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.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be resourceful and independently identify, and source out missing information.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Sound judgment 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 Emily Contini, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Team Lead, Accounts Payable (A/P) is responsible for overseeing and assisting in the day-to-day administration, operations and service delivery provided by the Accounts Payable Team.

Key Accountabilities

Daily Operations

  • Oversee and assist with A/P, expense reimbursement, and trust transactions including:
    • day-to-day processing of vendor payments (cheques, EFTs, wires and drafts);
    • daily review and weekly processing of expense reimbursements; and
    • monthly HST, GST and QST returns.
  • Manage and organize the workflow of the A/P team while maintaining a high level of detail and accuracy.
  • Manage the Chrome River Expense Report and Invoice system.
  • Act as a subject matter expert, problem solve, and respond to complex questions and issues raised by clients, vendors, and other members of the firm.
  • Manage the firm credit cards and reward programs.
  • Review and update Accounts Payable policies and procedures as needed. Communicate, educate and train team on learnings and best practices.
  • Manage online vendor accounts and banking systems.
  • Manage interim and year-end audit requests related to Accounts Payable.
  • Assist with vendor setups and related banking information.
  • Provide scheduled and ad hoc AP or Expense Reimbursement related reporting.
  • Participate and/or take lead in projects and initiatives as required (i.e. upgrading chrome river, vendor upload templates, vendor cleanups, etc.).
  • Assist with Ad Hoc tasks, analysis, and reporting.

Team Engagement/Relations

  • Lead mid-year and year-end performance review discussions with the team.
  • Participate in the recruitment process with HR and the Director.
  • Provide direction, coaching, and technical and development support to the Accounts Payable team to ensure they are engaged, capable, and meeting the service standards (in line with department goals/objectives).
  • Document and maintain financial services processes and procedures.

Vendor Management

  • Maintain close and frequent working relationships with banks/consultants/vendors/various internal departments and offer recommendations for continued progress and improvements.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Accounting or Finance; Professional Accounting Designation is required.
  • 5 years related experience, with at least 1 year of supervisory experience, preferably within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Experience with a complex accounting system required. Experience working with 3E Financial System would be considered 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.
  • 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.
  • Strong leadership, relationship, and training and development skills.
  • Able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and navigate effectively within the organization.
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with strong personal ownership for quality of work.
  • Strategic and innovative thinking and problem solving skills, with the ability to deliver in pragmatic ways.
  • 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 Jenny Tavares, Director, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.

Position Overview

The Conflicts & Records Specialist is responsible for providing firm-wide support services related to the conflicts, business intake and records management processes.

Key Accountabilities
  • Perform conflict searches to provide relevant information to help identify potential legal and business conflicts for new business intake and incoming legal professionals.
  • Assist legal professionals and assistants to expedite conflict searches and to ensure accuracy.
  • Liaise with Risk Management to coordinate the resolution of conflict issues and other risk-related issues.
  • Review matter opening and closing to ensure compliance with firm policies and Know Your Client (KYC) requirements. Follow up with legal professionals and assistants as required.
  • Update and maintain information relating to clients and matters to ensure accuracy.
  • Generate various reports including client/matter reports and related party listings and reports on physical files on an ad-hoc basis. Assist in the audit inquiry process.
  • Assist with records management including, coordinating file delivery to and retrieval from off-site storage, and support of records destruction initiative.
  • Provide on-call support on a rotational basis after-hours for urgent requests.
  • Participate in various department projects and initiatives as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary education in a business-related field and/or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 3+ years of related experience, preferably in a professional services environment. Experience in conflict searching, business intake and/or records and information management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of business intake, conflicts and records and ethical wall software (CorpIntake, 3E, Intapp Walls etc.) is an asset.
  • Exceptional client service skills with the aptitude to go above and beyond to get the job done.
  • Strong analytical abilities, problem-solving skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong 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.
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

Torys LLP is committed to taking all reasonable measures to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees. As a result, the firm has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy. Applicants who receive an offer of employment will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada as a condition of employment [and to maintain their status as fully vaccinated as a condition of continued employment]. Torys LLP will consider individual requests for accommodation due to medical or other protected grounds under applicable human rights laws.