Adam Deckinger

General Counsel & Secretary

Adam serves as General Counsel and Secretary for Tyson Foods.  In this capacity, he leads Tyson’s global Law & Compliance, Government Affairs, Internal Audit Services, Corporate Services and Aviation teams.  His responsibilities include overseeing all legal matters globally, corporate governance, regulatory, federal and state government relations and policy, internal audit, and risk management.  Adam most recently served as Senior Vice President, Head of Law and Compliance at Tyson before promoted to his current role. Adam is a member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team and reports to President & CEO Donnie King. 

Prior to joining Tyson, he served as an attorney at The Boeing Company and was an attorney with the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner.  Adam also clerked for two federal judges — the Hon. Andrew J. Kleinfeld, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Hon. Paul C. Huck, Southern District of Florida.   

Before pursuing a career in law and attending law school, he worked as a software engineer at Ciena Corp., a company that pioneered high-speed fiber optic switching.   

Adam holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Florida State University.