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Work experience

Jan 2008Present

General Counsel

Employers Health Network, LLC

Education

Jan 20082009

MBA

University of Southern California

Portfolio

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Summary

Over the course of his career, attorney Scott Eckersley has earned a number of recognitions for outstanding performance. In 2009, he received Letters of Distinguished Public Service from the governor and the attorney general of the state of Missouri, as well as the Missouri Bar Association. Scott Eckersley also earned the title of Attorney of the Year from Missouri Lawyers Weekly in the same year.Scott Eckersley received his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. There, he completed the prestigious PriceWaterhouseCoopers international clerkship in comparative law, supported by a scholarship from the Reuben Clark School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Brigham Young University. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business in 2009. During this time, he completed a 10-day entrepreneurial summit in Shanghai, China, where he worked with leading global business owners and executives.Currently working as Counsel to financial services group Silver Ridge Financial of Salt Lake City, Scott Eckersley combines his corporate and legal expertise. He comes to this role from a similar position with Employers Health Network in Missouri, where he served as General Counsel. Prior to this, he spent several years in public service. He entered government following a nearly six-year tenure at national law firm Lathrop & Gage, where he climbed to Business Litigation Associate from early Summer Associate and Intern roles. Scott Eckersley holds membership in the Missouri Bar Association. He earned the high rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and has undertaken numerous community-service projects through the Boy Scouts, Legal Aid, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Government Sunshine Laws Require Disclosure of Email Communications

An experienced attorney and former candidate for the United States House of Representatives, Scott Eckersley provides knowledgeable guidance in legal matters related to business, fiduciary responsibility, and regulatory compliance. He currently serves as Of Counsel to Silver Ridge Financial. Scott Eckersley continues to build on a career underscored by the pursuit of transparency, perseverance, and accomplishment.Government sunshine laws, including those included in the federal Freedom of Information Act, require public officials and employees to release email communications related to disclosure requests from citizens. While privacy laws provide some reasonable expectation of privacy for phone calls, emails prove more readily available because they are so easily accessed from servers owned by the employer, recipient, or Internet service provider. Moreover, they are stored and documentable via the inboxes of recipients and senders as well as the hard drives of the computers used by both parties. Public records acts dictate that very little interaction between government employees and their colleagues, vendors, or constituents carries the protections of “privilege” or privacy. Sunshine laws clearly state that citizens may view communications related to the vast majority of taxpayer-funded activities. In addition, private communications often fall under the terms of FOIA and other similar laws because they were sent via organizational email systems.