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Annual Pro Bono PARTnership Luncheon

Wednesday October 23

  • By: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program
  • Time: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Washington, DC
  • Contact:
    Shannon Redd


The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program will host the annual Pro Bono Partnership (PART) Luncheon in celebration of National Pro Bono Week.

Annual Pro Bono Partnership (PART) Luncheon
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Pro Bono Fair
11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Representatives from local legal services providers will distribute materials and answer questions about their programs and their current needs for pro bono legal assistance.

12:30 p.m.
The luncheon program will include keynote speaker Ivan K. Fong, Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel of the 3M Company. Mr. Fong's presentation will emphasize the important role corporate clients can play in promoting the delivery of pro bono legal services. Please find Mr. Fong's full bio below.

Ivan K. Fong is Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel of the 3M Company. Ivan was previously nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate to serve as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Before that he was 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. He was also previously Senior Vice President and General Counsel of GE Vendor Financial Services; Chief Privacy Leader and Senior Counsel, Information Technology of GE; and Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ivan has also been a partner with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.; an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center; and a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.

He has received, among other honors, NAPABA's Trailblazer Award; the Justice-in-Action Award from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; and the Spirit of Excellence Award from the ABA.

Ivan holds a B.C.L. with first class honors from Oxford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He received his J.D. (with distinction) from Stanford Law School, where he was president of the Stanford Law Review, and an S.B. in chemical engineering and an S.M. in chemical engineering practice from MIT. He is a registered patent attorney.

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