Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Scott Weatherholt came to Arena in 2019 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He brings more than sixteen years of experience as a corporate attorney handling complex legal matters affecting public and private E&P companies, including extensive work on mergers and acquisitions. As an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Midstates Petroleum, Mr. Weatherholt managed the company's legal affairs and provided strategic counsel to the board and senior management, handling legal oversight of a merger with Amplify Energy, Midstates’ Chapter 11 restructuring, and a large debt-for-debt recapitalization. Previously, he spent ten years at Samson Resources, where he was Assistant General Counsel of operations, responsible for operational legal, land and regulatory issues. Mr. Weatherholt began his career at the Oklahoma-based law firm Pray Walker as an associate in the energy practice group, focusing on oil and gas litigation. He holds a law degree from the University of Oklahoma, where he also completed a B.B.A. in Finance.