From regulatory to in-house industry work, Brigitte’s vast experience across the financial services industry gives distinctively holistic perspective to clients looking to evolve their governance strategies and navigate the sector’s complex framework.
Co-head of Torys’ Consumer Protection practice and Fintech group, Brigitte has more than 30 years of experience working in the financial services industry, including the banking, insurance and financial cooperative sectors. With roles ranging from general counsel and policy management to serving as the Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada for nearly five years, Brigitte has deep knowledge of the legislative framework applicable to financial institutions in Canada, with a particular emphasis on consumer protection matters.
Brigitte’s role as the former Deputy Commissioner of the FCAC and her extensive work in public policy and advocacy with various associations gives her significant insight and knowledge in legislative and regulatory processes, as well as in the workings of government in general, and in legislative lobbying requirements in Canada.
Prior to joining Torys, Brigitte was the Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada overseeing the Agency’s Supervision and Enforcement division.
She has also held senior roles in the financial services industry in Canada, including having been General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at TD Meloche Monnex, Vice-President, Pan-Canadian Development at Desjardins Group and Vice-President, Policy at Credit Union Central of Canada.
Brigitte taught financial institutions legislation and securities regulations while a sessional lecturer at the Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa and lectured on the Canadian banking system at the Law Faculty of Palacky University in the Czech Republic.
Brigitte was a member of the OECD/G20 Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection and in this capacity participated in the implementation of the G20 High level Principles on Financial Consumer Protection.