Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Michele M. Brown is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for Leidos. She is responsible for administering the company’s Ethics and Compliance Program. This includes development of corporate policies, procedures, and training to ensure that Leidos complies with applicable laws and regulations and that employees act in accordance with the values and standards in the company’s Code of Conduct. Brown manages a comprehensive investigative process that assures appropriate resolution of compliance issues and concerns. Brown also serves as Deputy General Counsel, providing legal, investigative, and litigation support on issues involving government and commercial contracting and regulatory compliance.
Prior to joining Leidos (previously SAIC) in 2008, she spent almost a decade in private practice at Holland & Knight, specializing in government contracts and compliance. She has led significant and complex investigations that involved substantial interaction with offices of inspectors general, law enforcement agencies, suspension and debarment officials, and crisis management firms.
Brown is a past president of the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association and the recipient of its Life Service Award. She was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Contract Law Journal for more than a decade and is a frequent speaker on topics including contractor compliance challenges and mitigating suspension and debarment risks.
Brown graduated from The George Washington University Law School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with high distinction from the University of Michigan. She also attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education High Potentials Leadership Program.