Our Managing Partner

Joanne Rossi founded JTF Recruitment Consultants.  A lawyer herself for over 12 years, Joanne started her professional career practising intellectual property law in New York, Connecticut and Hong Kong. She expanded her areas of practice to include securities litigation spending several years working on the Enron litigation for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.

After relocating to Canada Joanne transitioned into legal recruitment. Having worked in boutique, international and Wall Street firms, as well as in-house legal departments, Joanne is different from other legal recruiters. She knows that, in today’s new economy, there is a real and present need for a different approach to legal recruiting. 

Having now been a lawyer and recruiter for a combined 22 years, Joanne realized law partners, law firms, corporate legal departments and all legal professionals required an approach that delivered more professional and personalized service–one customized and specialized to meet all of their recruiting, employment and hiring needs. With Joanne’s background, experience and expertise, she was well equipped to deliver.

Joanne specializes in placing lawyers and all legal support staff in law firms and in-house legal departments. Her placements include placing the General Counsel in a Kingston corporation, a commercial litigation partner with a portable practice in a prominent West End law firm, an intellectual property partner in a boutique downtown law firm, a securities litigation associate in an Ottawa law firm, a franchise and business law associate in a highly respected downtown law firm, several insurance defence support staff personnel in some of Toronto’s most well-known firms, and much more.

Joanne has published frequently on the topic of staffing in law firms in Canada and participates in legal marketing events, including presenting the award to the 2013 “Rising Star” at the LMA Gala. Joanne was the Vice-President of a downtown Toronto recruitment firm, heading up the legal division. She has now founded JTF Recruitment Consultants to continue her success in legal recruiting throughout Canada.