Scott Partridge, former vice president of global strategy for Monsanto, now part of Bayer, has been named the company’s US General Counsel.
Partridge, who was heading Bayer’s strategy-competition policy team since June, replaces Jan Heinemann as general counsel, effective Oct. 1. He reports to Philip Blake, president of Bayer US.
“Scott Partridge has been a champion for innovation at Monsanto, and he played an invaluable role in helping us to bring our two great companies together,” Blake said. “At this crucial and dynamic time for Bayer, there is no leader more suited and prepared to take on this critical role in the United States.”
At St. Louis-based Monsanto, Partridge served as the vice president for global strategy, overseeing global competition policy, coordinating strategic advocacy on critical issues and leading the company’s dispute resolution activities. He previously served as Monsanto’s chief deputy general counsel until the global strategy vice presidency was created for him in 2008, according to his bio.
Partridge received his J.D. and LL.M. from Tulane University School of Law. In 2006, after 27 years in the private practice of law, he joined Monsanto as Chief Deputy General Counsel to lead the international law function, manage litigation, and guide the resolution of significant disputes. In 2008, then-Monsanto Chairman and CEO Hugh Grant appointed Partridge to a newly created business role and tasked him with developing a cross functional team to generate risk mitigation programs and develop integrated competition and communications strategies for the company.