Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown is a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary where she has been teaching in the areas of tax, trade and business planning since 1981.

Her current research explores the interaction of tax and trade agreements in regulating tax discrimination.

Over her academic career she has travelled and written extensively in pursuit of these interests. She was a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto 1985, the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) (1985), a Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor at Stanford University, 1994/95, and Visiting Scholar at UCLA Law School in 2008.

In 1999 she was appointed to the Indicative List for Canada to the Dispute Resolution Body of the World Trade Organization and to the International Tax Advisory Committee to the Canada Customs & Revenue Agency.

Catherine is also the author of the text Taxation and Estate Planning as well as numerous Canadian Tax Foundation and Estate Trust and Pension Journal publications. She has presented dozens of papers to professional forums on tax and related issues including the Canadian Tax Foundation, Canadian Bar Association, the Society of Tax and Estate Planning Practitioners and the International Fiscal Association.

Her consulting work includes the Department of Justice, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Department of Finance. She is a member of the Ontario and Alberta Bars and a past Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation.

In 2011 she was the recipient of The Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association - Distinguished Service Award for Distinguished Service in Legal Scholarship.