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Janet Holmes

Janet Holmes

Moody's Corporation
Senior Vice President, Head of Americas Regulatory Affairs
New York, NY, USA


Janet Holmes is a Senior Vice President in the Government and Public Affairs Team at Moody's. Before joining this team in January 2008, she was a Vice President-Senior Analyst in Corporate Governance Specialist Team at Moody's Investors Service.

Before joining Moody's in August 2007, Janet was a Senior Corporate Governance Specialist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. Before joining the OECD in July 2005, she worked for the Ontario Securities Commission, first as Senior Legal Counsel for the Takeover Bid Team and later as Manager of International Affairs. Among other things, she participated in developing the International Organization of Securities Commissions' Principles for Credit Rating Agencies and Code of Conduct Fundamentals for Credit Rating Agencies. In 2003, she was appointed by IOSCO and the International Monetary Fund to assess New Zealand's securities regulatory framework for the IMF's Financial Sector Assessment Program. In 2001-02, she spent a year on leave from the OSC working on market abuse issues at the UK Financial Services Authority.

Before joining the OSC in 1998, Janet worked as a lawyer, first at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (1993-94) and then at Davies, Ward & Beck in Toronto (1994-98), where she was a partner in its Research Group.

Janet obtained an LL.B. with Honors from the University of Toronto Law School in 1991 and an LL.M. in Securities Law from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in 1998. She is admitted to the Bar in Ontario.

From 1998-2000, she served as the Assistant Program Director for Osgoode Hall Law School's LL.M. program in Securities Law. She also has published in the fields of corporate governance and securities law and lectured at universities in Canada, France, the Netherlands, Turkey and the United States.
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