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. She 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 Science Applications International Corporation) in 2008, Brown spent almost a decade in private practice at Holland & Knight, specializing in government contracts and compliance. She 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 currently serves on the Ethics & Compliance Association Board of Directors. She is a past president of the Boards of Contract Appeals Bar Association and a recipient of its Life Service Award. Brown was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Contract Law Journal for more than a decade. She is a frequent speaker on ethics, compliance, and risk mitigation topics, including strategies for operationalizing ethics and compliance programs, the intersection of culture and ethics, and contractor compliance challenges. Brown is also an advocate for women in the workplace, and currently serves as the co-executive sponsor of the Leidos Women’s Network.
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.