Chief Operating Officer

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Since its inception in 1987, Emond Harnden has grown and evolved into one of Canada's largest and most trusted advisors to employers in labour and employment law and has by far the largest group of lawyers specialized in labour and employment law in the National Capital Region. They remain exclusive in their representing the interests of management in both official languages, providing timely, proactive, strategic, and in-depth advice, executive and managerial training, continuous and critical information, and knowledgeable legal services, whether for public or private sector employers needing to manage a workplace effectively in changing times. Emond Harnden takes pride in a record of successful advocacy before arbitrators, federal and provincial tribunals, and the courts, while fostering a spirit of respect, collegiality, and a passion for what they do between Partners, Associates, and staff. They are seeking a candidate who is aligned with their entrepreneurial spirit, who cares and sees the value of their work, and who shares their drive for delivering high caliber client service. Emond Harnden is currently seeking an exceptional individual to assume the role of


Chief Operating Officer

Reporting to the Partnership, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a highly skilled executive providing professional leadership and fiscal and operational expertise. Exercising broad decision-making authority delegated by the Partnership, the COO directs all aspects of the financial management, business operations, marketing, human resources, information technology and facilities teams, all of which support the client-centric legal practice of the firm.  Additionally, the COO will collaborate with the Partnership to develop and validate the firm’s key performance indicators, designing and executing strategies that create and drive operational effectiveness and supporting and enabling the growth of the business.

The successful candidate will be an innovative and financially savvy leader with a strong understanding of a client-centric, professional services business.  Possessing a university degree in a relevant field of study (law, business, finance, accounting), and a passion for excellence and service, they will foster a positive work environment to enable all members of the firm to execute, deliver and fulfill their responsibilities.  Strong business acumen and superior communication skills, relationship- and team-building skills, and a hands-on yet empowering leadership style, as needed, will be critical.  They are a change agent with demonstrated success in achieving positive results. Unquestioned integrity, a high degree of emotional intelligence and maturity, and a good sense of humour will also be important traits of the successful candidate. Proficiency in both official languages would be an asset.

If the opportunity to contribute to Emond Harnden’s success and future excites you, and you wish to learn more about this outstanding leadership opportunity, please call (in confidence) Mike Lupiano at 613-862-2999, Nicole Poirier at 613-915-5030, or email your CV and a thoughtful letter of introduction to: .


Emond Harnden (EH Law) is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Please advise in advance if you require any accommodation during the application or selection process.