Ivan K. Fong

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Ivan K. Fong
Born New York City
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford Law School
Occupation Lawyer

Ivan Kenneth Fong is an American attorney who was general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security. He became general counsel of 3M company in October 2012.

Ivan K. Fong
Chinese 方富宇


Fong earned a bachelor's in chemical engineering and a master's in chemical engineering practice from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He went on to Stanford Law School where he was President of the Stanford Law Review and graduated with a juris doctor with honors in 1987. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied at Oxford, earning a Bachelor of Civil Law (a graduate degree) with first class honours.


He was a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and moved on to Supreme Court clerkship under Justice Sandra Day O’Connor from 1989 to 1990.

In the private sector he was general counsel of GE Vendor Financial Services and later joined Cardinal Health in 2005 as chief legal officer.[1] A National Law Journal profile credits him with reorganizing the legal department of Cardinal and clearing a docket swamped by two dozen major lawsuits.[2]

He was sworn in as general counsel of Homeland Security in May 2009.

He was hired as Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel of The 3M Company, on October 15, 2012. [3]


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