David A. Brown, C.M., Q.C.

Counsel

David A. Brown, C.M., Q.C.

David A. Brown, C.M., Q.C.

Counsel

Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1968

For many years, clients have relied on David’s outstanding skills and expertise for their critical transactions.

David returned to Davies after seven years as chairman and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where he led the organization’s expansion and reorganization from a government agency to a self-funded Crown corporation.

Before his tenure at the OSC, David spent 30 years as a trusted strategic adviser to leading Canadian and international companies, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and reorganizations.

David has played a leadership role on national and international regulatory bodies. He chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions and was on its Executive Committee; he was the founding chair of the Council of Governors for the Canadian Public Accountability Board, a national body that oversees the audits of Canadian publicly listed companies. He lends his expertise to numerous corporate boards and community organizations.

In recognition of his significant contributions to Canada’s business community, David received the Order of Canada in 2007 and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

David A. Brown, C.M., Q.C.

Counsel

For many years, clients have relied on David’s outstanding skills and expertise for their critical transactions.

David returned to Davies after seven years as chairman and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where he led the organization’s expansion and reorganization from a government agency to a self-funded Crown corporation.

Before his tenure at the OSC, David spent 30 years as a trusted strategic adviser to leading Canadian and international companies, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and reorganizations.

David has played a leadership role on national and international regulatory bodies. He chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions and was on its Executive Committee; he was the founding chair of the Council of Governors for the Canadian Public Accountability Board, a national body that oversees the audits of Canadian publicly listed companies. He lends his expertise to numerous corporate boards and community organizations.

In recognition of his significant contributions to Canada’s business community, David received the Order of Canada in 2007 and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Finance

McMaster University—Honorary LLD (2005)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1968

Education

University of Toronto, LLB, 1966
Carleton University, BA (Civil Engineering), 1963

Board Memberships

Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council, former chair
Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board, former chair
Canada Health Infoway
Cancer Care Ontario, former director
Granite Club, former director and former president
Input Capital Corporation
Ontario Hospital Association, Governance & Leadership Council, former chair
Ontario Smart Systems for Health Agency, former director
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, former director
Public Policy Forum, former chair
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, former director
University Health Network, Board of Trustees, former deputy chair

Community Involvement

Auditor General of Canada, former senior advisor
Canada Department of National Defence, Departmental Audit Committee, chair
Enhancing Audit Quality Task Force, Steering Committee, chair
Former honorary consul-general of the Republic of Singapore (Toronto)
International Organization of Securities Commissions, Technical Committee and Executive Committee, former chair
Invesco Trimark Group of Mutual Funds, Funds Advisory Board, former director
Osgoode Hall Law School, Dean’s Advisory Council, former member
Public Interest Oversight Board, former member
Q4 Web Systems Inc., Advisory Board, former member
Westerkirk Advisory Board, former member
Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics, Dean’s Advisory Council, former member

For many years, clients have relied on David’s outstanding skills and expertise for their critical transactions.

David returned to Davies after seven years as chairman and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where he led the organization’s expansion and reorganization from a government agency to a self-funded Crown corporation.

Before his tenure at the OSC, David spent 30 years as a trusted strategic adviser to leading Canadian and international companies, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and reorganizations.

David has played a leadership role on national and international regulatory bodies. He chaired the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions and was on its Executive Committee; he was the founding chair of the Council of Governors for the Canadian Public Accountability Board, a national body that oversees the audits of Canadian publicly listed companies. He lends his expertise to numerous corporate boards and community organizations.

In recognition of his significant contributions to Canada’s business community, David received the Order of Canada in 2007 and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1984.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Finance

McMaster University—Honorary LLD (2005)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 1968

Education

University of Toronto, LLB, 1966
Carleton University, BA (Civil Engineering), 1963

Board Memberships

Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council, former chair
Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board, former chair
Canada Health Infoway
Cancer Care Ontario, former director
Granite Club, former director and former president
Input Capital Corporation
Ontario Hospital Association, Governance & Leadership Council, former chair
Ontario Smart Systems for Health Agency, former director
Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation, former director
Public Policy Forum, former chair
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, former director
University Health Network, Board of Trustees, former deputy chair

Community Involvement

Auditor General of Canada, former senior advisor
Canada Department of National Defence, Departmental Audit Committee, chair
Enhancing Audit Quality Task Force, Steering Committee, chair
Former honorary consul-general of the Republic of Singapore (Toronto)
International Organization of Securities Commissions, Technical Committee and Executive Committee, former chair
Invesco Trimark Group of Mutual Funds, Funds Advisory Board, former director
Osgoode Hall Law School, Dean’s Advisory Council, former member
Public Interest Oversight Board, former member
Q4 Web Systems Inc., Advisory Board, former member
Westerkirk Advisory Board, former member
Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business and Economics, Dean’s Advisory Council, former member