Michael Brown is Senior Vice President, Compliance Officer & Regulatory Counsel at DBRS Limited, a designated rating organization. Michael is primarily responsible for monitoring and assessing compliance with Canadian and US securities legislation, and providing legal advice regarding Canadian regulatory obligations and expectations for credit rating agencies.
Prior to joining DBRS, Michael was a regulatory practice lawyer at Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP, and also served as an Assistant Manager of the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission. During his ten years at the Commission, Michael was heavily involved in a number of policy initiatives, including the development of regulation for credit rating agencies, audit committee, and corporate governance.
Michael obtained his LL.B. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1997 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999. Michael also has Master of Arts degree in history from St. Patrick’s College, National University of Ireland.