Be part of our tight-knit team

Stikeman Elliott is in the business of providing top-tier Canadian legal advice to corporate clients who are based around the world. To do this job well, we need more than the best lawyers. Our cohesive team of expert professional services and administrative staff contributes valuable expertise and insight at all levels of the firm. 

Our New York office is a fast-paced and team-centred environment, staffed with high achievers who take pride in their work and superior standards of client service. 

Work with great people

Stikeman Elliott New York has the sense of community and congenial atmosphere of a smaller workplace, along with the resources and support of a large firm. Our colleagues are enthusiastic, fun-loving, energetic and down to earth, while maintaining the highest levels of professional excellence. 

A true sense of comradery and collegiality is a tangible part of the Stikeman Elliott culture. Our commitment to teamwork extends beyond the department or the office and staff members regularly collaborate with colleagues throughout the firm.

Diversity and inclusion are real here

We have great respect for our people as individuals, which means that that we actively engage and encourage their talents and interests. We support diversity in all its forms.

Enthusiastic and involved New Yorkers

A sense of social responsibility is deeply ingrained in the firm, and community volunteerism is a key element of life in the New York office. We are involved at both the firm level and the personal level and consistently support individual participation in charities and causes that matter to team members personally.

Our Managing Partner, Ken Ottenbreit, founded the New York Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research in 1994. Since then, the number of runners has reached 2,000 and funds raised to support the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have exceeded US$2 million.