Ross Leckow is Deputy General Counsel in the IMF's Legal Department. A national of Canada, Mr. Leckow has extensive experience in the IMF’s regulatory and financial operations and currently leads the work of the IMF’s lawyers on issues of financial sector law reform in member countries. He has also contributed to the IMF’s efforts to develop an international legal framework for the resolution of cross-border financial institutions. Before joining the IMF in 1990, Mr. Leckow practiced law in the private and public sectors in Canada. He lectures frequently in the United States and abroad on issues of international financial law.