Ethics Line LLC can help.


We can help you update the policies and procedures you put in place years ago and create new ones to deal with a fast-changing legal and regulatory climate around the world, wherever you do business. We can deliver innovative training that will take your teams outside their comfort zone and into a safer place.

Ethics Line, LLC has the talent, experience, and track record to keep you out of trouble or get you out of trouble.

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BARNETT “BARNEY” ROSENBERG   President, Ethics Line, LLC

President, Ethics Line, LLC

Barney is a Fortune 500 General Counsel and senior business development executive: global business innovator and leader in consumer products, aerospace, office equipment and professional services companies - M&A, regulated industries, international business transactions and alliances. Graduate of Princeton University and the University of Michigan Law School. Peace Corps volunteer in Brazil and U.S. State Department interpreter. Bilingual in Portuguese and Spanish.

 4170 Admiralty Way  Suite 421
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone:  (310) 344-1004


University of Michigan Law School, J.D.

Princeton University, A.B.


Meggitt Group, Dorset, England and Simi Valley, California

Vice President, Ethics and Business Conduct with global responsibilities for the ethics program in this international aerospace and technology company.

LRN Corporation, Los Angeles, California

LRN, a mid-cap, privately held business, is the leading provider of legal research, analysis and technology-based information services for the legal profession and corporate law departments. Senior Vice President – Legal Products

MATTEL, INC., El Segundo, California

The largest toy company in the world, with more than $5 Billion in annual revenues and operations in 140 countries.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary – Chief Legal Officer.

PITNEY BOWES, INC., Stamford, Connecticut

$4 billion diversified office equipment company with global operations in 110 countries and dominant US market share.

Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary – Chief Operating Officer of the Legal Department and senior international deal-maker.

NORTHROP CORPORATION, Los Angeles, California

Leading global defense and aerospace contractor; commercial hi-tech systems; and global services organization.

Vice President-Litigation and Assistant General Counsel          


  • Built the Ethics Program from the ground up for 12,000 employees

  • Introduced on-line training in 7 languages

  • Established and manages a world-wide Ethics Hot Line

  • Created a desk book for local ethics coordinators

  • Implemented case management software

  • Promulgated company-wide policies re: Data Privacy; US and UK government contracts; international sales representative protocols and on-line library; Bird Flu/Swine Flu Pandemic disaster recovery strategy

  • Created enterprise-wide, tech driven business solutions including web-based ethics and compliance training systems

  • Resolved 30-year old dispute in France on global terms protecting Mattel’s trademarks

  • Defeated protective tariff in Argentina


U.S. Department of Transportation Honors Program; Partner, Messitte & Rosenberg PA; Peace Corps Volunteer, Brazil

Guest Lecturer

Frequent speaker at Mountain West colleges and universities. Designer of ethics training exercises to take the audience outside their comfort zones to address complex issues they will face confront in international business.  See YouTube: Barney Rosenberg, ethics.  Wrote the cases for student ethics competitions sponsored by the Daniels Fund.

Author: Ethics Line’s ABC of Business – compilation of 26 essays on dos and don’ts of modern business practices – one for each letter of the alphabet.

International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC) – Senior Judge

Colleges and universities from around the world compete in this one-of-a-kind ethics competition.

African Lecturer                                                                                                                                    

Invited by the United States Department of State to lecture at universities, TV and radio stations in Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique and Uganda on “Global Trade and Business Ethics” and the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election.  Developed an interactive game called “Election” to teach about the American electoral process.        

Brazilian Law Week

Guest speaker and lecturer, in Portuguese, in the cities of Riberão Preto and Uberlandia on “Ethics, Law and Justice.”  Television panel discussion with the former Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court (Minister Velloso) and the President of the Association of State Court Judges of São Paulo, Justice Calandra.

Guest Lecturer

Invited by the Chief Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court and other Brazilian magistrates and law professors to lecture on Consumer Law, in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul.  Published author on “Judicial Activism” in the Brazilian Journal of Consumer Law and in the Journal AJURIS, in Porto Alegre, RG, Brazil.


Member of California, Illinois and the District of Columbia bar associations

Loyola Marymount University Business School, Los Angeles, California, Member of Dean’s Advisory Board

American Bar Association – past Vice-Chair, Procurement Fraud Committee

Center for Ethics and Business – Board member