Current Opportunities

Careers at Torys

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

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

At Torys, diversity is a core strength. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. 

Primary Contacts

Lawyers

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Applications

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

Compensation

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

1st year: $225,000
2nd year: $235,000
3rd year: $260,000
4th year: $310,000
5th year: $365,000
6th year: $390,000
7th year: $420,000
8th year+: $435,000

Position Overview

Torys is currently seeking a tax associate with relevant experience ranging from 2 to 5 years to join our dynamic U.S. tax group in our New York office. Torys is a globally recognized international business law firm with a reputation for quality, innovation and teamwork. Our Tax Practice represents institutional clients in significant U.S. and cross-border corporate transactions and business operations. Our team approach leverages our expertise from across our practice areas, including M&A, securities, real estate, and competition and foreign investment review. Torys has offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

  • at least three years of experience in a U.S. law firm tax practice with broad tax experience in U.S. and cross-border transactions, including M&A;
  • excellent legal research and writing skills;
  • excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • a demonstrable curiosity and interest in tax law; 
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.
The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar.
 
Applications

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

Compensation

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

1st year: $225,000
2nd year: $235,000
3rd year: $260,000
4th year: $310,000
5th year: $365,000
6th year: $390,000
7th year: $420,000
8th year+: $435,000

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will:

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

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

Compensation

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

1st year: $225,000
2nd year: $235,000
3rd year: $260,000
4th year: $310,000
5th year: $365,000
6th year: $390,000
7th year: $420,000
8th year+: $435,000

Position Overview

Torys LLP is seeking a Practice Counsel to be part of our Knowledge and Innovation team and work directly with our capital markets and M&A practice groups. The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer.

Key Accountabilities
  • Stay on top of proposed rule changes, recent developments and trends in capital markets and M&A, and provide timely updates to practitioners.
  • Develop and manage our capital markets and M&A internal resources.
  • Create legal content for our internal practice pages and external website.
  • Author publications to clients.
  • Teach in our corporate CLE program.
  • Respond to daily questions from our practitioners.
  • Support client and business development initiatives.
Skills & 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.
  • Membership in the New York State Bar Association would be an asset.
  • 6 years of transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm and/or a relevant in-house legal role and/or relevant work experience with a regulator (stock exchange or securities commission).
  • Excellent client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple critical client needs.
  • Strong drafting and substantive technical legal skills.
  • A high level of comfort with legal technology and willing to develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships with stakeholders and team members at all levels.
  • A pro-active and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Excellent project management skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complex projects.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • Evidence of a collaborative and inclusive working style.
  • A desire to develop an understanding of the firm and its knowledge sharing needs.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Firm Admin Recruiting at [email protected].

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

Position Overview

We are currently looking for an associate to join our growing tax litigation practice. Torys’ tax litigation practice represents our clients in the resolution of complex controversies with Canadian tax authorities at the audit or administrative appeals stages or before the courts. 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  5 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 5 years’ experience at a major law firm practicing tax controversy and litigation
  • experience with international tax, financial institutions and/or GST/HST an asset
  • love of learning and desire for accelerated professional development
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • 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
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Alison Shamie at [email protected].

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

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a mid-level/senior pension and benefits associate to join our dynamic Pension and Employment group in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 4-7 years of relevant experience working at a full-service or boutique law firm or in the legal or policy group of a pension plan or retirement consulting firm. They will be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. They must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and academic transcripts to Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development at [email protected]. At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Position Overview

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

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

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Alison Shamie at [email protected].

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Alison Shamie at [email protected].

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Alison Shamie at [email protected].

To apply online, click here.

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

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

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

Applications

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Alison Shamie at [email protected].

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

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

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a mid-level associate to join our leading M&A practice, which services major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

Skills & Experience
  • At least 4-6 years of corporate transactional practice experience, with significant experience advising clients on both public and private M&A transactions.
  • Motivation to do complex and engaging work, which will include assuming significant responsibility on transactions and taking a leadership role on transaction teams.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent judgment and drafting skills.
Applications

Interested candidates should forward their application materials (cover letter, resume and academic transcripts) in confidence to Alison Shamie, Acting Director, Legal Recruitment and Student Development. We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Alison Shamie.

Position Overview & Key Accountabilities

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

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

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

Skills & Experience

The role is ideal for you if you:

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

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

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

How to Apply:

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

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

Law Clerks, Agents and Paralegals

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

Firm Administration

Position Overview

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).
  • 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]).

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 Sophie Jamieson, HR Business Partner.

Position Overview

The HR Business Partner acts as a trusted advisor to business services leaders and employees within assigned client group on all HR related matters.

Key Accountabilities

Employee Relations & Policy Interpretation

  • Provide coaching and counseling services to leaders and employees on employee relations matters including conflict resolution, mediation and workplace investigations. Provide guidance on the interpretation of HR policies and practices.

Recruitment & Onboarding

  • Manage and oversee the recruitment process. Work with leaders to define job specifications, discuss recruitment strategies, liaise with recruiters, conduct interviews, and make selection recommendations to hiring managers. Negotiate terms of employment in line with established parameters.
  • Work with hiring managers and Learning & Development team to develop onboarding and orientation plans for new hires aimed at integrating them into the firm in a manner that will increase their opportunity for success.
  • Maintain awareness of recruitment trends and best practices.

Department Structure & Job Design

  • Work with leaders to evaluate department resources/service requirements and understand staffing needs (current and future) and share insights on the current talent market.
  • Provide advice and recommendations on the effective structure and utilization of department resources including identifying key employees, promotional opportunities, and succession planning.
  • Work with leaders to identify training and development needs (short and long term). Research and recommend courses and training programs.

Performance Management

  • Provide guidance to leaders on the performance management program to manage, motivate and direct performance. Provide direction on the development of annual performance plans. Coach employees and managers on performance related issues. Prepare performance improvements plans as required. Work with leaders and internal counsel to determine appropriate strategies for managing firm-initiated departures.

Compensation &Job Evaluation

  • Work with leaders to determine year-end salary and bonus recommendations in line with salary structure and incentive guidelines. Use market and business knowledge, in conjunction with the firm’s compensation principles and policies, to assess the implication of market trends on client groups.
  • Work with leaders regarding changes to roles and/or department structure and identify jobs requiring evaluation. Participate in job evaluation process and work with Manager, HR Programs & Operations to evaluate any required roles.

Other

  • Prepare and analyze HR metrics (recruitment, overtime, turnover, staffing) for assigned client groups on a quarterly basis to identify potential trends or indicators to be addressed for opportunities and provide recommendations to leaders in support of their business needs.
  • Participate in committees, initiatives, programs, and projects as needed.
  • Provide direction, coaching and development support to HR Generalists/Coordinator/Assistant.
  • Monitor expenses against budget for various GLs.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management. CHRP or CHRL designation is required.
  • 5+ years of HR Business Partner or HR Manager related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment legislation.
  • Solid understanding of all human resources functions including performance management, compensation, and job evaluation.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Exceptional client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong leadership, relationship, collaboration, and consultation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and within a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Ability to think outside the box and provide creative solutions to complex and/or unique situations.
How to Apply:

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

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

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

Position Overview

Torys LLP is seeking a Practice Counsel to be part of our Knowledge and Innovation team and work directly with our capital markets and M&A practice groups. The successful candidate will report directly to the Chief Knowledge & Innovation Officer.

Key Accountabilities
  • Stay on top of proposed rule changes, recent developments and trends in capital markets and M&A, and provide timely updates to practitioners.
  • Develop and manage our capital markets and M&A internal resources.
  • Create legal content for our internal practice pages and external website.
  • Author publications to clients.
  • Teach in our corporate CLE program.
  • Respond to daily questions from our practitioners.
  • Support client and business development initiatives.
Skills & 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.
  • Membership in the New York State Bar Association would be an asset.
  • 6 years of transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm and/or a relevant in-house legal role and/or relevant work experience with a regulator (stock exchange or securities commission).
  • Excellent client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple critical client needs.
  • Strong drafting and substantive technical legal skills.
  • A high level of comfort with legal technology and willing to develop new technology proficiencies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • 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.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships with stakeholders and team members at all levels.
  • A pro-active and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Excellent project management skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage complex projects.
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources.
  • Evidence of a collaborative and inclusive working style.
  • A desire to develop an understanding of the firm and its knowledge sharing needs.
How to Apply:

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Firm Admin Recruiting at [email protected].

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

Position Overview

The Generalist, Human Resources is responsible for supporting the department with the day-to-day administration and leading the delivery of human resources related programs and services.

Key Accountabilities

Programs & Initiatives

  • Plan and coordinate firm wide initiatives, programs, and other special events/initiatives (e.g., Staff Appreciation, Take Our Kids to Work, Long Term Service, etc.). Review and make recommendations for enhancements as appropriate.
  • Support the annual compensation review process by participating and completing compensation and benefit surveys, conducting market research and benchmarking analysis, etc.

Recruitment & Onboarding

  • Draft job postings and manage postings on internal/external job sites, manage candidate database and screen resumes, liaise with candidates and recruitment agencies to schedule interviews, conduct telephone interviews, and reference checks, order background checks, draft offer letters, send regret letters and respond to applicants.
  • Coordinate new employee onboarding; act as point of contact for new hires to complete new hire paperwork; work with Learning & Development department on onboarding and orientation schedule.
  • Lead full cycle recruitment efforts for annual summer administrative program including screening resumes responding to client referrals, departmental matching, organizing mid-summer event, collecting feedback from managers on performance and conducting exit interviews.
  • Coordinate new hire lunches and document and share feedback with relevant stakeholders. Monitor progress of inquiries and/or initiatives generated from these discussions.

Policies and Compliance

  • Research and monitor legislative changes to determine impact on policies and practices.
  • Draft employment policies and protocols for all offices in accordance with legislative requirements.
  • Lead and manage the annual policy acknowledgment process.

Employee Relations

  • Liaise with staff and respond to employee requests and inquiries.
  • Facilitate requests for ergonomic assessments including reviewing and requesting required equipment.

Budget & Expenses

  • Lead the annual HR budget process including soliciting input from department stakeholders and presenting draft budget to CHRO.
  • Track and monitor expenditures on a monthly basis, and review anomalies or significant variances as appropriate.

Vendor Engagement

  • Act as the point person to translate business requirements of programs and processes; work with internal stakeholders to develop and deliver customized solutions.

Other

  • Provide back up support to the HR team including preparing correspondence (employment and verification letters), scheduling meetings, booking boardrooms, maintaining schedules, coordinating travel arrangements, etc.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management (complete or in progress); CHRP or CHRL designation is preferred.
  • 3+ years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • 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.
  • A proactive, self-starter with good organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Strong collaboration skills – able to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Excellent judgment, and the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • A flexible and positive attitude.
How to Apply:

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

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

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

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

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