TULSA, Okla. – Crowe & Dunlevy recently announced Scott Meacham, former Oklahoma state treasurer, has joined the firm and is heading the firm’s banking and financial institutions practice group.
“Crowe & Dunlevy is honored to have Scott join our firm,” said Roger Stong, president of Crowe & Dunlevy. “His outstanding record as state treasurer and long and successful experience in the banking and finance industry will raise the level of service we provide to our clients.”
Meacham has served as Oklahoma’s 17th state treasurer since June 2005. In that role, he directed modernization of the state’s investment portfolio and more than tripled state investment income, while minimizing risk to the state’s investments. Since 2005, Meacham increased earnings on state investments and reduced state expenses over $400 million. He also renegotiated financial services contracts, including a reduction in the cost of banking services to the state by one-third.
In addition to his duties as state treasurer, Meacham served as Gov. Brad Henry’s Secretary of Finance and Revenue and was the governor’s chief negotiator on budget, legislative and tribal matters.
“I am pleased and honored to join such an outstanding firm,” Meacham said. “As a fourth generation Oklahoma attorney and a businessman, I have always viewed Crowe & Dunlevy as the most outstanding law firm in the state. I look forward to working with their exceptional attorneys and staff and heading up the banking and financial institutions practice group.”
Meacham served as state finance director prior to becoming treasurer. As finance director, he directed the state’s budget through the budget crisis in 2003.
Prior to his tenure in state government, Meacham served as , general counsel and lending supervisor for First National Bank & Trust in Elk City, Okla. Under his leadership, the bank more than doubled in size and saw its profits increase by more than 150 percent.
From 1988 through 2002, Meacham was engaged in the private practice of law, first as a partner in the Clinton, Okla. law firm of Meacham & Meacham and then later as a sole practitioner. His legal practice focused on commercial law, banking, bankruptcy, oil and gas, real estate, estate planning and probate law.
Meacham received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he graduated with highest honors. In law school, he served as editor-in-chief of the Oklahoma Law Review and was a member of The Order of the Coif. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance with special distinction and a Masters of Business Administration. Meacham is also a certified financial planner.