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In this episode of the Above Board podcast, Morrison Foerster partner and host Dave Lynn speaks with partners James Koukios, former DOJ prosecutor and Senior Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., and Stacey Sprenkel, a skilled investigations attorney with decades of experience conducting corporate internal investigations and global risk assessments, on the importance of an effective ethics and compliance program for corporations and how the board of directors plays a critical role in that area. The board's role in overseeing the ethics and compliance function at companies is discussed, with a particular focus on the reporting structure from a Chief Compliance Officer to the board, how the board can assure itself that it is getting the right information at the right time, and how the board can positively impact compliance function. The speakers also share their top compliance tips and takeaways for board members.