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Scott Roney, Partner

Scott has extensive experience in the design, building, and operation of effective global programs to promote ethical and legal conduct in all organizational activities, providing leadership, operational direction, and legal advice.  As a corporate leader he has been lauded for identifying and evaluating critical business issues and for designing new and improved processes solving complicated compliance, ethics and risk challenges.  Scott has over 10 years of experience as a chief compliance and ethics officer in a Fortune 100 company with global operations, including responsibilities for diverse risks such as anti-corruption, antitrust, international trade, environmental, workplace safety, food safety and employment.  In addition, Scott has led global initiatives and teams devoted to implementation and execution of enterprise risk management and corporate responsibility. 

Most recently Scott was Vice President, Compliance and Ethics for Archer Daniels Midland Company and served as the Company’s chief compliance and ethics officer with responsibility for the global compliance and ethics program and interaction with regulatory bodies worldwide.  He led and directed a global team of compliance professionals with focus on Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.  During his tenure, performance improved in all areas of significant compliance risk, including substantial reduction in workplace injuries, resolution of environmental regulatory issues and significant reduction in air emissions, decrease in product recall and quality incidents, and reduction in employment and commercial litigation. Management awareness of legal and regulatory compliance issues was also significantly enhanced under his leadership.

Previously Scott served as legal counsel to Archer Daniels Midland and practiced law in the corporate and securities group of the Nashville law firm Farris, Warfield & Kanaday. 

Scott’s experience includes work on the investigation of a major price-fixing criminal matter and implementation of an effective compliance program in the wake of prosecution, as well as leadership in the investigation of potential violations of the FCPA and similar foreign laws and subsequent enhancement of the international anti-corruption program and related internal controls.  Additionally, he has participated in industry initiatives to review allegations of abusive labor and environmental practices in the agricultural supply chain in Africa, Asia and South America and to design and implement frameworks for certification of sustainable practices in the production of commodities. 

Scott served as chair of the board of the Ethics Resource Center, a Washington, DC based non-profit organization devoted to advancing high ethical standards and practices in public and private institutions, and has participated in ERC Fellows for many years.  He has been an active participant in the Open Compliance and Ethics Group, co-chairing the re-write of OCEG’s Capability Model, Redbook 2.0, a framework for effective governance, risk and compliance in organizations, and is a member of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association. 

Scott earned a B.A., summa cum laude, in economics from Illinois State University, where he was awarded the designation of Economics Student of the Year by the faculty. He achieved a J.D., magna cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School, where he was elected Order of the Coif.  He is admitted to practice in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Illinois and Tennessee. 

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