Melissa Aoyagi is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the Legal and Compliance Division (“LCD”). As the Global Head of Conduct Risk, Melissa is responsible for the development and management of LCD’s global conduct risk program.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2017, Melissa was a prosecutor in the Securities and Financial Fraud Unit of the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, in Washington, DC, where she was a recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award in 2016 in connection with the investigation and prosecution of misconduct in the foreign exchange market. Prior to that, Melissa was an associate in Davis Polk’s Litigation Department. Melissa received a B.A. from Williams College, magna cum laude, and her J.D. from the New York University School of Law.