Scott A. Roney
Chief Legal Officer
Scott A. Roney has more than 30 years of experience practicing complex business and commercial law and has held senior leadership roles in global industrial companies, including serving as a corporate officer of a publicly traded Fortune 100 company.After starting his legal career in the corporate and securities section of a major Nashville law firm, he moved to an in-house counsel position at a global agri-business manufacturer, rising to the level of executive officer with global responsibilities for compliance across all legal risks. He led major acquisitions involving real estate across the U.S. and in foreign countries, manufacturing facilities, thousands of employees, and valuable technologies. He advised on complex organizational and financial structures. He collaborated with finance, tax and accounting experts to ensure the accuracy of public securities filings and a variety of financial statements presented to investors. He was responsible for a team of experienced attorneys across several disciplines, as well as environmental engineers and other professionals supporting compliance with environmental laws and regulations. He negotiated numerous business transactions, resolutions of commercial conflicts, and settlements of regulatory enforcement matters.
Scott has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and operation of programs and processes to evaluate and minimize legal risk. He is an experienced leader of sizable and diverse teams and global initiatives in large organizations. As a business leader he has been lauded for identifying and evaluating critical business issues and for designing new and improved processes solving complicated legal challenges. Additionally, he has acted as counsel to numerous enterprises in the evaluation and enhancement of legal risk processes, often in the context of criminal investigations. He has led global initiatives and teams devoted to implementation and execution of enterprise risk management and corporate sustainability.Scott is the principal in Roney Business Law located in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. He previously served as Vice President, Compliance and Ethics for both Adient, plc and Archer Daniels Midland Company. Prior to those roles he was corporate counsel to Archer Daniels Midland and practiced law in the corporate and securities group of the Nashville law firm Farris, Warfield & Kanaday. Scott earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics from Illinois State University and a J.D., magna cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School. He is admitted to practice in Arizona and the District of Columbia.