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

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

Applications

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

Compensation

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

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

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

Applications

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

Compensation

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

Applications

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

Compensation

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Applications

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

Compensation

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Compensation

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Applications

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

Compensation

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will:

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

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

Compensation

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

The 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

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate should have:

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

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

We are looking for an experienced 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 Emma Sako at [email protected].

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

We are currently 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 Emma Sako at [email protected].

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Applications

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

An ideal candidate will have:

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

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

Applications

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

To apply online, click here.

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

Skills & Experience

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

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

Applications

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

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

We are currently looking for a mid-level to senior associate to join our leading M&A practice, which services major corporations, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented companies in all major industrial sectors, investment funds, and all levels of government. This position will appeal to an excellent lawyer who enjoys collaborating with colleagues to solve complex legal problems. The ideal candidate will have 5-8 years of practice experience at a major Canadian or international law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Law Clerks, Agents and Paralegals

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a private client and estates law clerk to join our busy private client and estates 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 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 5 years’ experience in all aspects of estate administration, including:

  • managing estate administration files from initial notification to final distribution
  • having direct interaction and communication with clients
  • preparing all court materials for appointment of estate trustees, including ancillary grants and resealing
  • preparing documents to wind-up estates and trusts and distribute assets to the beneficiaries
  • preparing estate and trust accounts and all court materials for passing of accounts
  • experience with virtual document execution and electronic court filing procedures would be an asset

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

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

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Firm Administration

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

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

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

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

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

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

The Junior Research & Data Analyst is responsible for providing research and analytics support to lawyers and the Marketing and Business Development team.

Key Accountabilities
  • Produce and maintain standard reports through Google analytics, social media, and Vimeo, for lawyers and MBD team. Review reports to ensure data integrity and accuracy.
  • Leverage Google Analytics, Power BI, Google Data Studio, in-house intel, third-party software, and market analysis to produce marketing analytics dashboards and reports.
  • Monitor and maintain marketing analytics campaign performance tracker or dashboards by gathering information from different teams and sources and ensuring data is complete and readily available.
  • Report on marketing campaigns – quarterly and other major publications.
  • Respond to ad-hoc analytics queries and requests in a timely manner.
  • Provide research support on routine key pitches and proposals.
  • Conduct and compile research on specific competitors, clients or prospects from both publicly available information and internal databases and research tools.
  • Manage client news roundups for the client relationship program.
  • Provide backup and support to team members on client financial reporting and research requests.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 2 years of related experience, preferably in a professional services firm, digital analytics consulting firm or digital marketing agency.
  • Proficiency in Google analytics (UA and GA4), BigQuery and Power BI. Knowledge of research databases and digital tools such as Capital IQ, Bloomberg, or Vimeo is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite (which includes a strong working knowledge of PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word.), and SharePoint experience is an asset.
  • Experience in marketing analytics and research is preferred. Google analytics certification or diploma is an asset.
  • Strong technical background and advanced Excel skills is required. SQL is an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong organizational, time management and project 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.
  • Careful attention to detail with strong problem-solving skills, intellectual curiosity and analytical acumen.
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills, with the ability to break down problems into single and manageable components, as well as complex data sets to parts. A high level of comfort with ambiguity and experience in "connecting the dots" across a number of themes.
  • Must be able to take initiative, be self-motivated and work calmly in high pressurized situations.
  • Determined with a can-do approach.
  • Willingness to learn new digital tools.
  • 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 Emily Contini, Manager, Human Resources.

Vaccination Policy

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

Position Overview

The Business Development Writer is responsible for writing and preparing complex pitch, proposal and credentialing material in response to RFP, RFQ, RFI and other new business requests, as well as requests related to client development.

Key Accountabilities
  • Prepare and develop pitch, proposal, and credentialing material across all practices and industries, including all activities from initiation of the opportunity to delivery of the final product.

Assess the Opportunity

  • Organize go/no go meetings.
  • Lead and participate in strategy meetings.
  • Provide relevant background and examples of similar opportunities where possible.

Project Manage the Process

  • Project manage the proposal from beginning to end, including ensuring all necessary steps are taken for tracking the opportunity, maintaining department libraries and communicating with stakeholders across the firm.
  • Ensure the submission timelines are defined and workback schedules are created and communicated to all involved using appropriate project management tools.

Plan and Strategize

  • Conduct/oversee research on the prospect to ensure a tailored submission.
  • Develop an approach for the proposal, presentation or credentials document.
  • Provide suggestions on best practices and make recommendations regarding win themes and differentiators.
  • Make recommendations regarding material format, length, comprehensiveness etc.
  • Provide input on pricing strategy as required.

Draft Response

  • Write compelling content, adapt existing content where available.
  • Understand the context of the opportunity and/or client situation, customize content accordingly to clearly address client needs and articulate the firm’s distinguishing features as they relate to the client’s needs and situation.
  • Work closely with Marketing & Business Development colleagues and other departments to gather information as needed.

Finalize and Submit

  • Edit and proofread to ensure accuracy, clarity, readability, compliance with the request, and consistency in voice and messaging.
  • Ensure all material is consistent with branding guidelines and overall firm standards.
  • Coordinate online submission and hard copy delivery as required.
  • Take accountability for overall final product quality and timeliness.

Post-submission Follow-up and Tracking

  • Support proposal activity-tracking, timely follow up, and reporting.
  • Conduct debriefs with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Capture new proposal content and make updates to existing content and templates to ensure continuous improvement of materials.
  • Coordinate with Marketing & Business Development colleagues to ensure knowledge gained through pitching process is weaved into general firm and practice positioning at torys.com, legal directory submissions, experience listings, etc.

Other

  • Support business development and client development initiatives, and other departmental writing and editing needs as assigned.
Attributes & Experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 3 years of proposal writing or research experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Experience writing and editing for sales purposes, preferably within a professional services firm; working with a sales team is an asset.
  • Proven success providing coordination and organization of proposals and pitches; demonstrated end-to-end proposals and pitches experience.
  • Experience conducting proposal kick off meetings and working with subject matter experts.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite.
  • Exceptional client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines in a high-pressure environment.
  • Proven ability to establish and build trust-based working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Strategic thinker and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to absorb new ideas and concepts quickly and ensure they are clearly communicated to the target audience.
  • 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

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

Position Overview

The 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

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