Webinar | Best Practices in Preventing Bad Things from Happening

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM CST

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Mountain)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (Eastern)

Zoom Invitation Will Be Shared the Day of the Event



  • What are the lessons private company directors can draw from some of the largest recent scandals like Wells Fargo, Boeing, and Pacific Gas & Electric?

  • What role does board oversight play in preventing misconduct?

  •  How good is board oversight at public companies and what are the lessons for private companies and their boards?

  • What are the basic elements of a misconduct prevention program for private companies and their boards?

  • “We have a great culture.  Why do we need to do anything?”





Melissa Stapleton Barnes
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Eli Lilly and Company

Melissa Stapleton Barnes is senior vice president, enterprise risk management, and chief ethics and compliance officer for Eli Lilly and Company. She leads Lilly's global Ethics and Compliance function.

Melissa joined Lilly in 1994 and took her current role in 2013. She has held a variety of business and legal roles including general counsel for Lilly Diabetes and Lilly Oncology. Prior to her current role, she was deputy general counsel, responsible for overseeing all global litigation and investigations as well as managing the corporate secretary's office and specialty legal functions.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with highest distinction from Purdue University and a law degree from Harvard Law School. In 2016, Purdue University honored Melissa with the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Alumni Award, and she currently serves on the Purdue Liberal Arts Dean's Advisory Council.

The Ethisphere Institute recognized Melissa as an Attorney Who Matters in 2015 and 2016. The Healthcare Businesswomen's Association named her a Rising Star in 2012, and the Indianapolis Business Journal honored her as a Woman of Influence in 2017. In 2018, the Ethics and Compliance Initiative gave Melissa the Carol R. Marshall Award for innovation in corporate ethics.

She serves on the board of directors for Algonquin Power and Utilities Corporation, headquartered in Toronto, and is chair of the Ethics and Business Integrity Committee for the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations. Locally, Melissa volunteers as chair of the board of the Great American Songbook Foundation and vice chair of the board for The Center for Performing Arts, as well as board and executive committee member of Timmy Global Health. Nationally, she is a member of the Ethisphere Business Ethics Leadership Alliance's executive steering committee, the Corporate Ethics Leadership Council and the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association. Melissa is a fellow with the Ethics and Compliance Initiative.


Bruce Karpati
Partner, Global Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel

Bruce Karpati joined KKR in 2014, is a Partner of the Firm, and serves as Global Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel. Prior to joining KKR, he was the Chief Compliance Officer of Prudential Investments, the mutual fund and distribution business of Prudential Financial.  Mr. Karpati was previously the National Chief of the SEC’s Asset Management Unit which he co-founded.  In this role, he supervised a staff of 75 attorneys, industry experts, and other professionals. Mr. Karpati joined the SEC as a staff attorney in 2000, was promoted to Branch Chief in 2002, Assistant Regional Director in 2005, and Co-Chief of the SEC's Asset Management Unit in 2010.  In 2007, he founded the SEC’s Hedge Fund Working Group, a cross-office initiative to combat securities fraud in the hedge fund industry. Mr. Karpati is on the Board of NSCP, and also serves as an adjunct professor at Fordham University Law School. He began his career in private practice at Dechert LLP.  Mr. Karpati earned his JD cum laude from the University at Buffalo Law School, and his Bachelor’s degree cum laude in International Relations from Tufts University.

Greenberg has testified before the U.S. Congress, the European Union, the Israeli Knesset and other governmental bodies over two dozen times and has appeared on ABC Nightline, the CBS Morning News, BBC Morning, and the PBS News Hour, and has spoken at leading events for CEOs and boards.



David Greenberg
Governance and Risk Assessment Committee Chair
Audit Committee Member
International Seaways

David Greenberg serves as Chair of the Governance and Risk Assessment Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of International Seaways (NYSE: INSW), one of the largest global crude oil and petroleum tanker companies. 

Mr. Greenberg’s previous board experience was in two private companies: 

  • APCO Worldwide, a private communications and government affairs consultancy.and as a director (2013 to 2016)
  • Clean Tech Group, which creates opportunities for industrial companies to invest in innovative, clean technology. 

He is currently leading LRN Corporation, a technology and education company that provides ethics and compliance strategy, education, communications and a technology platform to corporations across the globe. LRN has helped to elevate the conduct of more than 35 million corporate employees around the world. 

For 20 years prior to 2008, Mr. Greenberg served in various senior positions overseeing government affairs, corporate affairs, communications and strategy at Altria Group, Inc. – then the parent company of Philip Morris USA, Philip Morris International, Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing – culminating in his role as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. He attended Williams College and has JD/MBA degrees from the University of Chicago.

Greenberg has testified before the U.S. Congress, the European Union, the Israeli Knesset and other governmental bodies over two dozen times and has appeared on ABC Nightline, the CBS Morning News, BBC Morning, and the PBS News Hour, and has spoken at leading events for CEOs and boards.