Ethical Compass designs innovative, bespoke governance solutions to
help some of the world’s leading companies identify and navigate ethical
We are passionate about helping our clients improve their ethical
decision making. At Ethical Compass we work with our client to crystallize
their core values, create an intellectual and institutional framework for
ethical reasoning, and allow our clients to make key decisions transparent
to stakeholders and the public.
Ethical Compass we believe the best way to add value is to add values.
Co-Founder and Chairman
Noah aspires to improve ethical decision-making in the private sector by
creating and implementing new governance solutions.
Noah conceived and architected the Facebook Oversight Board and has
advised crafted governance programs for several other companies. He is
a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and host of the Deep Background
In academic life, Noah is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard
Law School and Chair of the Society of Fellows at Harvard.
Noah earned his A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard University, finishing
first in his class. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a D.Phil. from
Oxford University, writing his dissertation on Aristotle’s Ethics. He received
his J.D. from Yale Law School and clerked for Justice David Souter of the
U.S. Supreme Court and Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He is the author of 10 books.
Co-Founder and CEO
Seth has worked in the public and private sector addressing the new the
challenges of the digital age for decades. He regularly advises companies
and their boards on governance and ethical issues.
Prior to co-founding Ethical Compass, Seth worked as a white-collar
criminal attorney - both as a federal and state prosecutor and as a
defense attorney - and in this capacity worked with companies to craft
governance and legal compliance programs. He is also a widely
recognized expert on computer crime law and the investigation of and
response to cyber-attacks.
For several years, Seth led the international operations for a digital
forensics and incident response consulting company where he advised
global corporations on preparing for and responding to cyberattacks. He
regularly advises boards of directors on their role in the oversight of cyber
security and data privacy and helped companies structure their
cybersecurity governance programs.
Seth earned his A.B. cum laude from Princeton University and his J.D.
magna cum laude from Cornell Law School, where he was an editor of
the Cornell Law Review. He teaches cybercrime law and procedure at
Harvard Law School