Brigitte is co-head of the firm’s Consumer Protection Practice. She has more than 25 years of experience working in the financial services sector, including the banking, insurance, and financial cooperative sector. Her practice focuses on consumer protection matters and regulatory issues relating to financial institutions and government-related matters.
Brigitte’s role as the former Deputy Commissioner of the federal regulatory agency, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, and her extensive experience in public policy and advocacy with various associations gives her significant insight and knowledge in legislative and regulatory processes, and in the workings of government in general.
Prior to joining Torys, Brigitte was the Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada. In this capacity she oversaw 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.