Securities Associate

June 10, 2021

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is seeking an Associate with 3-4 years of relevant practice experience to join our top-ranked Securities practice group in the Toronto office.


Our Securities team, consisting of more than 100 lawyers, is one of the largest and most experienced in Canada. Our lawyers are leaders in capital markets and M&A transactions, serving prominent public companies and financial institutions in Canada, the United States and worldwide.  Canada’s leading public companies and investment dealers regularly turn to us to handle their corporate finance transactions, M&A and securities regulatory matters, tapping into our national and international presence to access our exceptional cross-border capability in principal markets.

In 2020, Blakes once again led the capital markets league tables in Canada by deal count in the following categories:

  • No. 1 in equity, equity-linked and preferred offerings for issuers and underwriters combined (Bloomberg)
  •  No. 1 in equity and equity-related offerings for issuers and underwriters combined (Refinitiv)

In addition, over the past 10 years, Blakes has been involved in more than 1,350 global public and private M&A transactions, with an aggregate dollar value of US$1.4-trillion. According to Bloomberg and Refinitiv, Blakes is the No. 1 Canadian law firm in global M&A by deal value for this period, 2011-2020.

For more information on our capital markets and M&A practices, please visit www.blakes.com.

All interested applicants should submit their cover letter, résumé and all post-secondary school transcripts directly to our online application portal by clicking on submit application or visit https://joinblakes.com/careers/associates/.

Applications should be addressed to: Kari Abrams, Director, Legal Personnel & Professional Development, Employment Counsel.

Blakes welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. The Firm is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment composed of people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and cultures.

The Firm provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process in accordance with applicable laws. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is a leading business law firm with offices in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, London, Bahrain and Beijing. Serving a diverse national and international client base, our integrated office network provides clients with access to the Firm’s full spectrum of capabilities in virtually every area of business law. Whether an issue is local or multi-jurisdictional, practice-area specific or interdisciplinary, Blakes handles transactions of all sizes and levels of complexity. We also focus on building long-term relationships with clients by providing unparalleled client service and the highest standard of legal advice, always informed by the business context. More information on Blakes is available by visiting the Firm's website at www.blakes.com or by following us on Twitter @BlakesLaw.

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Size of Company

200 + people

Area of Practice


Experience Required

3+ years