Clients appreciate that Scott, a former in-house counsel for a Fortune 50 company, can put himself in their shoes when dispensing legal advice.


Scott’s clients turn to him for transactional, regulatory, and business advice. Agribusinesses value his long in-house career as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary at Archer-Daniels-Midland Company.


At Archer-Daniels-Midland from 1985-2012, Scott played a key role in expanding and developing the Law Department to cover the company’s agribusiness operations around the globe with lawyers in the U.S., Europe and South America.

His experience spans mergers, acquisitions, pre-merger approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, joint ventures, strategic collaborations, domestic and cross-border transactions, international tax matters, antitrust, FCPA, complex internal and external investigations, governance, insurance, and intellectual property licensing and disputes.

Scott is vastly experienced navigating regulatory bodies including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTTB).

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  • Illinois, 1984


Creighton University School of Law, J.D., 1984

Creighton University, B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1982

Completed ADM CEO-led Executive Development Program, Harvard Business School, 2011

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