Ivan K. Fong
Ivan Fong, 3M’s senior vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, believes that good corporate attorneys bring equal understandings of both business and law to their work. "Being trusted partners for solving complex and important business issues is one of our primary goals as a legal department," he says, a mindset that led to 3M's law department being recognized by Corporate Counsel magazine as one of the Best Legal Departments in 2014. Now in his fourth year leading the company’s more than 230 attorneys, Ivan also leads 3M's compliance and government affairs teams. Before joining 3M in 2012, Ivan was general counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he advised senior national security officials and led 1,800 lawyers. He has also served as chief legal officer and secretary of Cardinal Health, Inc., where he was named one of the “Twenty Most Influential General Counsel” by the National Law Journal.