Deborah is the Chief Professional Resources Officer for Torys’ Toronto, Calgary, Montréal and New York offices, as well as the Torys Legal Services Centre in Halifax. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing the talent life cycle of all legal professionals at the firm. From recruitment, integration, engagement and inclusion, to professional development, advancement and performance management, Deborah and her team help develop all aspects of our legal professionals’ careers at Torys. As a Certified Executive Coach, she is also actively engaged in career counselling at the firm, providing mentoring and coaching to partners, counsel and associates.
Deborah spent her summer and articling year at Torys before moving to San Francisco in 2000. While in San Francisco, Deborah practised in the corporate finance group of a large international law firm, and then worked for three years as the Staff Attorney and Director, Special Projects at a national non-profit organization.