JOSEPH SCIARROTTA, General Counsel
Mr. Joseph Sciarrotta joins SP with extensive experience in the public and private sectors having served as General Counsel to the Governor of Arizona and a Superior Court Judge, in addition to his tenure as in-house counsel for several Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to SP, Mr. Sciarrotta commenced a successful public sector career. He became General Counsel to the Arizona Department of Administration and Chair of the Governor’s Regulatory Review Council. Mr. Sciarrotta then served as General Counsel to the Arizona governor. During his tenure in the Governor’s Office, he assisted in legal, policy, and legislative matters and directed high-profile litigation cases in state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Sciarrotta became a member of the United States Supreme Court Bar and appeared before the court in 2012.
After serving as a Maricopa County Superior Court judge, Mr. Sciarrotta joined the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as Deputy Division Chief Counsel of the State Government Division. Thereafter, the Attorney General promoted him to Division Chief Counsel of the Civil Litigation Division. Mr. Sciarrotta was proud to oversee and direct historic results in the Consumer Protection, Civil Rights, Tobacco Enforcement, and Collection sections.
He began his career in the private sector with the law firm Fennemore Craig where he represented clients for many years in a variety of civil and commercial litigation matters. Subsequently, he became in-house counsel to Fortune 500 companies Cendant Corporation (n/k/a Wyndham Worldwide), Allied Waste Industries, Inc. (n/k/a Republic Services, Inc.), and Meritage Homes Corporation. In these roles, Mr. Sciarrotta handled litigation and compliance dockets in excess of a billion dollars and strategized with senior management, as well as corporate and field personnel, regarding business transactions and developing company initiatives.
Mr. Sciarrotta earned his juris doctor degree graduating Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University School of Law and was Chief Justice of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors.