Scott E. Early

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Scott E. Early
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Occupation Attorney (Retired)

Scott Early is a retired attorney as of 2012 from Foley & Lardner, America's oldest law firm. He had 38 years of legal practice. In January of 2018 he was elected to the board of Bcause LLC.[1]

As a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, he was a member of the firm's securities, commodities and exchange regulation and transactional and securities practices. He was a former vice chair of the firm's Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation Practice. He was also general counsel to the Kansas City Board of Trade and provided counsel to numerous other financial industry entities including exchanges and clearing houses.[2]


For 10 years prior to joining Foley, Early was general counsel to the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), serving as legal advisor and counsel to the board of directors, as well as to all staff departments.[3] He also served as an executive officer of the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation. Before joining the CBOT, he focused on counseling and litigation in derivatives, securities, and other commercial matters.


Early received his law degree in 1975 from Vanderbilt University, where he was associate articles editor of the Law Review, and received his B.A. degree from Princeton University in 1971.

Five Minute Interview


  1. Bcause LLC Announces Board Election Results for World's First Full-Stack Cryptocurrency Ecosystem. Bcause.
  2. Scott E. Early, Partner. Foley & Lardner LLP.
  3. Defining the gray areas of prearranged trading. All Business/Futures.