Michael Murphy

Toronto: 416.865.8173
Fax 416.865.7380


JD/MBA, 2015
University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Rotman School of Management
BA (Honours, Criminology, Gold Medalist), 2011
University of Western Ontario

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2016


Michael’s practice focuses on securities law, with an emphasis on domestic and cross-border securities offerings and Canadian securities regulation. He has represented both issuers and investments banks in a wide range of public equity and debt offerings and private placements. Michael also regularly provides guidance to public company clients on regulatory compliance, disclosure issues and securities law matters.

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Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Michael worked as a first-year law student at a law firm in Hamilton and as a summer intern with a former MPP. He was also a student border services officer with the Canada Border Services Agency.

While in law school, Michael was an editor for the Law Review Journal. He also worked as a teaching assistant at the Rotman School of Management.


While attending law school, Michael was a caseworker for Downtown Legal Services and a tutor for the Laws in Action Within Schools (“LAWS”) mentoring program, a high school program that uses legal education as a tool to assist students to succeed in school and become engaged and active citizens. He continues to volunteer with LAWS while at Torys.