The Honourable Henry S. Brown

Appointed judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on June 13, 2014. Mr. Justice Brown received his B.A. (Hons. Canadian History,1973) and M.A. (Canadian Studies, 1976) from Carleton University, and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa (1979 - Silver Medalist) and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1981. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (Canada) in 1991. Mr. Justice Brown worked and practiced law at the Ottawa office of Gowling & Henderson, later known as Gowlings, from 1979 until 2014.

He served as editor and author of Gowlings Supreme Court Bulletin and Annual Report, national leader of the Supreme Court of Canada service group, head of the firm’s national Government Industry group, managing partner of the Ottawa office and head of the Ottawa advocacy department. His main areas of practice were Supreme Court of Canada counsel and agency work, constitutional and administrative law, criminal law, Aboriginal law, intellectual property, Investment Canada Act and transportation law.

Mr. Justice Brown served as an advisor to the Supreme Court of Canada Advocacy Institute, member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Supreme Court Liaison Committee, and as a member of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Ottawa Agents Practice and Procedure Committee. He lectured at Institute of Governance (Ottawa), the University of Ottawa’s School of International and Public Affairs, and at Carleton University (Ottawa). Justice Brown was the author of Supreme Court of Canada Practice, and contributed numerous articles to both The Supreme Court Law Review, and the Criminal Law Quarterly (of which he was senior contributing editor).

Date modified: 2019-04-14

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