Orit Sinai is a Recruitment Partner in ZSA’s Toronto office. She manages all aspects of the executive legal search and headhunting process for various law firms and Canadian organizations. With over ten years of experience in talent management, along with her extensive knowledge of the legal staffing industry, Orit has the ability to gain an astute understanding of every client’s unique strategic need.
Orit focuses on General Counsel, Legal Counsel, Compliance, Partner and Associate level hires across multiple industries. A natural counselor and connector, Orit acts as a co-partner for candidates and clients’ alike: advising candidates on strategic opportunities that will enable them to further advance their goals; and providing customized advice to clients in line with their hiring needs and business objectives. Orit delivers unparalleled guidance and support to candidates at all stages of the process and a receptivity to client needs that ensures long term success in her placements.
Prior to joining ZSA in 2010, Orit gained valuable recruitment and headhunting experience in the Toronto office of a technology company, where she was responsible for overseeing strategy, talent and professional development. Prior to moving into her role as Recruitment Partner, Orit articled at a large bay street law firm and acted as Legal Counsel and HR Director for ZSA nationally.
Orit holds a Bachelors of Human Resources Management from York University and an LL.B. from the University of Windsor. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2010.
While not working, Orit enjoys discovering new restaurants, travelling to exotic beach destinations, spin class and spending time with her husband, two children, close family and friends.
I engaged with ZSA in order to make my job search easier and more efficient. Orit was excellent and a pleasure to work with. She provided advice on which firms to target; she made me aware of opportunities; and she was available for questions, provided interview feedback, and cheered me on along the way. I will recommend her to any of my colleagues looking for a position.
AssociateAssociate at Leading National Law Firm
I engaged with ZSA to find assistance with more suitable employment. I dealt with Orit Sinai as my consultant and my experience with her was excellent.
It was an excellent experience working with Orit! She was easy to work with and delivered results. I would definitely use the services of ZSA again in the future.
Jared DyklerTalent Acquisition | Export Development Canada
I was previously looking for a job when my contract was drawing to a close. My experience dealing with Orit was excellent. She not only contacted me with several opportunities and made sure to keep in contact and provide updates about the positions, but supported me throughout the entire process. I believe it helps make an application for a job more credible when a recruiter provides it to the office looking for the new hire than when you contact someone directly.
Kassy KristjansonAssociate | Durno and Shea Professional Corporation
I was searching for new employment and connected with Orit via a mutual connection who was a fellow employment lawyer. This was my first experience using a recruiter and my experience with Orit was excellent. She quickly recognized my needs and paired me with a great match; she consistently communicated with me; and she answered any and all questions I had. The whole process was approximately two weeks from my initial contact to signing my offer of employment. I highly recommend Orit to any legal professional looking for employment. During our first phone call, she was professional, attentive, and had already provided me with great options by the end of the call. She was constantly available throughout the interview process and followed up with me on my first day at my new position. I was confident entering this new position with Orit’s knowledge and guidance and, an added bonus, she is down to earth and fun to work with!
Keagan Davis-BurnsEmployment Associate | Whitten & Lublin Employment Lawyers
I had submitted several applications to larger firms. Coming from a boutique firm in Toronto, I was having difficulty getting the attention of larger firms, though I know I was able to do the work they wanted. I thought having a recruiter assist might be able to get my resume in front of larger firms and have them consider me as a more serious candidate. My experience with Orit was excellent. Orit had contacted me about several positions for associates in the past year. She was engaging and friendly, and I always felt like she was on my side by really putting her all into getting me noticed. When I eventually interviewed for my current role, she answered all of my questions about the interview process and kept me informed about how I was doing. Overall, I think it really helped myself and the firm find the correct fit. Orit calmed some of my nerves post-interview about concerns that I had and helped me realize that my experience was fairly common for associates of my year level. It was helpful to know and helped me feel confident in proceeding with the next round of interviews. I had been approached by a few recruiters in the past, however I found that they often had positions I was not interested in (roles that were at firms smaller than I wanted) or they would become non-communicative if I did not want to interview for a position. ZSA (and Orit) would always reach out if she thought I was a good fit for a role, even if I had turned down other opportunities and ZSA knew my focus was on working at a mid-sized firm. It was great that I didn’t have to follow up with Orit every few months for positions – she was helpful in finding me roles before they were even posted and really helped to ease the process (in a pandemic no less) that is already quite stressful! It definitely showed me the value of recruiting services over traditional job websites.
Victoria PowersReal Estate Associate | Chaitons LLP
Orit reached out to me on LinkedIn. Working with her was excellent and she was amazing in taking the time to speak with me over the phone and helping me through the interview process. I was extremely fortunate to have Orit’s help as she found a great position for me. What I found particularly helpful was her excellent insight on the firm, Diamond & Diamond.
Ryan MoneoAssociate | Diamond & Diamond Lawyers
I dealt with Warren Bongard and Orit Sinai at ZSA because of their stellar reputation and access to a broad net of candidates. Working with them was excellent – as good as can be due to their expedient service which resulted in getting a great new hire. They brought tremendous value to the hiring process in that they identified a good pool of candidates that fit our hiring criteria. We have used other recruiters in the past but ZSA is results driven and was able to provide the best pool of candidates. We will definitely use their services again in the future.
Eli CranleySenior Legal Counsel | Canerector Inc.
My experience with Orit was awesome – she really cared about finding the right opportunity for me. She was attentive, engaged and super helpful. I couldn’t have gotten the job without her. I have worked with other recruiters in the past, but ZSA was much more responsive – I would use their services again.
Lisa PincusLegal Counsel | Intact Financial Corporation
I engaged ZSA to expand the scope of my job search, and my experience with Orit was exceptional. She has a strong network, is very intuitive and it felt like she always had my interests in mind. Orit was consistent in advocating on my behalf, as well as having excellent perspective on the quality of opportunities and my fit for certain roles. This was my first time working with a recruiter, and I would utilize ZSA’s services again.
Trevor GairLegal Counsel | Canerector Inc.
I had the pleasure of working with Orit in finding my ideal job! I could not have asked for a more positive experience.
Orit is smart, patient, confident and intuitive. She is an incredible listener and has natural ability to match the right personality types to create successful working relationships, all the while turning a process that can be stressful, into one that is exciting. Orit is knowledgeable, develops great strategy and is in control of the process. From finding the perfect opportunity to closing the deal, Orit was there every step of the way.
Thank you for all your hard work and dedication!
Lilia BogomilskyIn House Counsel, Risk & Conflicts | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
I reached out to Orit Sinai, as I started looking into other career opportunities. Orit took the time to get to know me, and through our conversations, was convinced she knew the ideal fit(s) in terms of employer(s). She actively sought them out and was able to line up interviews for me, even when some of these firms weren’t actively looking to hire. My experience in working with her was excellent and I would not have found my ideal firm without her. I had no idea what I wanted and where I would fit in. Only through our discussions and her tenacity was I able to realize what I wanted, and receive intel as to how the firm was as an organization. Orit also got me an interview when the firm wasn’t looking to hire. I think Orit is amazing and can’t thank her enough for the time and energy she put into helping me and my career. She is a star!
David SternPartner | Blaney McMurtry LLP
I reached out to ZSA as I was very familiar with Orit’s capabilities and connections in the industry and was confident she would be able to fill the vacancy. Orit was key to finding the right person for Gallagher and she made the process so easy. She knew my personality and took the time to understand what sort of character would fit in at Gallagher and went out to find the right fit. The personal factor was key. Qualified candidates that have the requisite technical expertise are easy to come by – finding the right person that has the technical abilities along with the right character, personality and business acumen is difficult – Orit nailed it. Overall, working with Orit and the ZSA team was a pleasure. Orit was able to understand Gallagher’s needs and quickly provide a variety of candidates that brought the breadth and depth of experience we were looking for. We were incredibly pleased with the pool of candidates presented and we were able to hire someone that is an up and coming talent in the legal profession – all due to the efforts of Orit and the team at ZSA.
Frank RedaChief Legal & Compliance Officer | Gallagher Canada
I reached out to ZSA directly in response to a job posting for the Toronto Blue Jays and connected with Orit. I have not experienced a recruiter like Orit – she is a star! I found her to be responsive, transparent and knowledgeable about the entire process. I found it very helpful that she was willing to have brief phone chats prior to interviews or after to get a sense of some tips and to ground me during the process. I have been inundated by recruiters and not one of them came close to connecting with me. I found that Orit was very receptive to understanding my interests and never forced a posting on me. I also found that I was never asked to recommend friends for jobs or give peoples contact information out – I found this off putting when other recruiters did this. My experience with Orit and ZSA was excellent and I would certainly use their services again.
Amir TorabiDirector, Legal and Government Affairs and Legal Counsel | Toronto Blue Jays
I reached out to Orit at ZSA because I wanted to expand my legal skill set into a new industry to build my professional brand. Orit took the time to listen to what I was looking for and only provided postings to jobs that were suitable and appropriate given the perimeters that I provided. Orit was exceptional at coaching and mentoring throughout the job search and negotiation process. Orit developed a knowledge of what I was looking for and a thorough understanding of my background which assisted in my placement. I wouldn’t have had access or been aware of this job posting without Orit bringing it to my attention. I have used other recruiters in the past and ZSA has many more opportunities with employers and in house experience with brands/reputable employers. I am thankful for the services and professionalism that ZSA provided, and I would recommend Orit to others!
Diana RussoLegal Counsel, Postmedia
I wanted to litigate in Toronto. I googled and stumbled on Orit and I am beyond lucky to have done so. Orit is a consummate professional. She returned my initial call immediately, was personable and asked the right questions of me, had her finger on the pulse of the legal market and knew exactly which opportunities were available, and handled the negotiation of my offer perfectly. Orit and Lindsay knew the market, quickly got to know me (quite well), and found me the perfect opportunity. They handled the negotiation of my offer letter. The process was seamless. The turnaround for me from meeting the ZSA team, to interview, to offer, was 3 days. I have worked with many recruiters in New York and ZSA is by far the best recruitment service I have worked with.
Abhishek VaidyanathanHenein Hutchison LLP
I responded to a job posting and Orit called me to discuss another posting she thought I would be a better fit for. I was just beginning my job search at the time, given I’d been with my last company for 10 years and was ready for a change of pace. Orit was very personable and we got along great. She kept in frequent touch with me throughout the interview process with Iovate, giving me helpful advice/feedback and background information. I had a very positive experience working with her and would recommend her to my peers. Orit was available for my calls after every interaction with the company during the hiring process. She really made sure that things moved along quickly and I know from my references that detailed time was spent getting feedback on me to share with my, at the time, prospective employer. I have used other recruiters in the past and ZSA was probably my best experience.
Amanda LamersIovate Health Sciences International Inc
Orit was excellent to work with. She did such a diligent job of ensuring a fit for both sides and preparing me for each interview so that I could address their questions on-point and articulately. I had been at my job for 12 years and it took someone as competent as Orit to provide me with the comfort and support to make a move! Orit’s diligence on communicating exactly what the role entailed, along with the excellent preparation she provided was integral to making this work. This was my first time working with a recruiter, and I can’t say enough good things about my experience with Orit, I would highly recommend her to any firm and any candidate.
I had previously applied and interviewed for a couple positions before finding a relevant job posting through ZSA. Orit was incredibly friendly, supportive and gave me great advice about pros and cons of different positions and the negotiation process. It was great to have an “impartial” resource to navigate different job opportunities. Orit’s knowledge of the usual process and salaries etc. was valuable for me especially because I was relocating and relatively new to the legal market. While this was my first time working with a recruiter, my experience working with Orit was excellent and I would use ZSA’s services again.
Aislyn GriffinDMC LLP
I had contacted ZSA a couple of years ago with respect to a job posting and ended up meeting with Warren. Recently, his colleague (Orit) contacted me to confirm my interest in a new role. I was impressed that they still had my resume on file to be able to consider me for opportunities. Orit went above and beyond in helping me through the process. Orit was available and responsive all the time. She was knowledgeable about the role and was quick to find responses to my questions. After an offer was signed, Orit and her team worked hard to complete reference and background checks in order to help me meet deadlines. In addition to all this, what I found made Orit stand out was her positive and motivating attitude throughout the whole process. She became a friend and an advisor while providing excellent and professional help with the hiring process. She truly cares about the candidate and making sure he/she is the right fit for the role. I have used other recruiters in the past, but I found ZSA to be organized, professional, and clear in terms of the job description and requirements. I also find that Warren and Orit really understood what I was looking for in my next role and provided me with the opportunity when it arose.
We reached out to Warren Bongard and Orit Sinai, as we were looking to hire a General Counsel for our company. ZSA came highly recommended and overall, our experience working with both Warren and Orit was excellent – they were clearly very experienced and made the process very predictable and smooth. They approach the project with a great attitude and knowledge of the field. They were intuitive and quickly developed a good feel for our company and what we were looking for. The process moved fast but did not feel rushed. Warren and Orit fully understood the nuances of what we were looking for. Our request was to start with a wide variety of choices and then – after interviews started – narrow down the scope. I thought ZSA did a great job of giving us a broad spectrum of candidates so that we could get a three-dimensional feel for the “right” candidate. Also – everything was extremely “user-friendly.” The interview summaries and CVs were very helpful, as were the efforts to arrange the interviews throughout the organization. We would definitely use ZSA again.
David MillerCo-Founder, General Counsel | The Flowr Corporation
Orit and Warren totally owned my search and presented amazing opportunities in quick succession. (I dare say I almost could not keep up!) The team was very professional and had a calmness that showed a deep familiarity with the hiring process. I have dealt with several other recruiters, including outside Canada. In comparison, ZSA is unrivalled by all standards of measurement I can conjure. The confidence of ZSA’s clients is apparent in the sheer volume and variety of opportunities that were brought to my attention. I would absolutely use ZSA again and I’d also recommend to others – clients and candidates alike.
O. OshenLegal Counsel
I worked with Warren Bongard and Orit Sinai, who were both exceptional from start to finish. They were interested in understanding my goals and objectives and responsive in answering my questions along the way. They made the whole process as painless as possible. I particularly appreciated the fact that they spent the time to explain the market to me in advance of my interviews so I knew what points to emphasize with firms during the recruiting process. I would use ZSA again, without a doubt. They would be my first call if I am ever looking to make another move.
Mid-Level Associate PlacementBorden Ladner Gervais LLP
Orit’s passion, drive and honesty are unparalleled in this sector. She was committed to ensuring both parties achieved the right result. Working with her throughout the process exceeded expectations, as there was always clear communication and honesty. I’ve worked with other recruiters in the past, but Orit if by far the best. She is a superstar!
Francesco TallaricoGeneral Counsel and Corporate Secretary | The Flowr Corporation
I was hired in an In-house Legal position in the Financing and Capital Markets group. I contacted ZSA after seeing an ad for the position in the Ontario Reports. Overall, my experience in working with ZSA was very good! They were very personable and always available. They kept me in the loop in terms of timing and process. They offered guidance on salary expectations and were often able to give me directions in terms of what the interviewers were focusing on and interested in discussing. This was very helpful in preparing for the interviews. Overall it was a good experience and I use the services of ZSA again!
I worked with ZSA on my transition between private practice firms. They were extremely helpful in educating me on the process, preparing me for the various interviews and emphasizing my skills to my new employer. Their attention to my application was thorough and fulsome and it was a pleasure working with ZSA in my last move. I would recommend ZSA for anyone keen on learning about or seeking out other employment opportunities in the market.