Emma Sako

Acting Head of Legal Recruitment & Diversity & Inclusion
Toronto: 416.865.8177
Fax 416.865.7380


JD, 2015
BComm (Honours), 2009
McMaster University, DeGroote School of Business

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2016


Emma is Torys’ Acting Head of Legal Recruitment and Diversity and Inclusion and oversees the firm’s legal recruitment efforts. Emma is responsible for managing the lateral recruitment process, the recruitment, onboarding and integration of the firm’s summer and articling students and leads the student program in Toronto. Emma manages the execution of Torys’ diversity and inclusion initiatives and provides direction on day-to-day operations, processes and procedures performed by the Legal Recruitment and Student Development departments. Emma is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Emma’s practice focuses on corporate/commercial law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions and infrastructure projects.

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Professional Involvement

During law school, Emma was a case manager for the Western Business Law Clinic and the Western Law/AthletesCAN Sport Solution Clinic. As a summer student, Emma was seconded to Manulife Financial.

Prior to joining Torys, Emma worked as a fund accountant at DundeeWealth Inc. and as a fund administrator for HSBC Securities in Edinburgh, Scotland.


While articling, Emma volunteered for Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) 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.