Deborah M. Dalfen

Deborah M. Dalfen

Chief Professional Resources Officer
Toronto: 416.865.7544
Fax 416.865.7380


JD, 1998
University of Toronto
BA, 1994
Princeton University

Bar Admissions

California, 2001 Ontario, 2000


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.


Professional Involvement

Deborah currently co-chairs the firm’s Associate Committee, and is a member of the Diversity Committee.