Ivan K. Fong

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Ivan K. Fong is an American attorney who was the general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security.

Ivan K. Fong
Chinese 方富宇


Fong earned a bachelor's in chemical engineering and a master's in chemical engineering practice from MIT. He went on to Stanford Law School where he was President of the Stanford Law Review and graduated with a juris doctor with honors. 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.

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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