David F. Snively

Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel


  • Leads Monsanto's legal and environmental, safety and health organizations and serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors

Work History

  • Deputy General Counsel, Monsanto, responsible for litigation, environmental, antitrust, regulatory and intellectual property issues
  • Successfully directed novel patent and antitrust litigation involving intellectual property in the field of genetic biotechnology
  • Participated in a number of important cases for Monsanto, including the longest civil jury trial in U.S. history (Kemner v. Monsanto, 3 ½ years)
  • Array of positions in Monsanto's Law Department, including litigation, environmental and intellectual property
  • Attorney at Law, Barnes & Thornburg


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Indiana University School of Law
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Ball State University


  • Chairman, Life Teen International, Inc.
  • Legatus 
  • Director, Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri

Dave enjoys skiing, running marathons and cycling.