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Meet Our 2015 Annual Dinner Co-Chairs

Fong-webIvan K. Fong
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel
3M Company

IvanK. Fong is Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel of the 3M Company. In that role, he oversees all legal, legal policy, compliance, and government affairs matters for the company. He was recently named one of “America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel” by The National Law Journal, and under Fong’s leadership, 3M’s law department was recently recognized by Corporate Counsel as one of the Best Legal Departments of the Year.

Prior to joining 3M in October 2012, Fong served for over three years 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 selected to be 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.

Fong 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 Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.

He serves on the boards of directors of Equal Justice Works and Minnesota Public Radio, and he is a member of the Association of General Counsel and the Twin Cities United Way Tocqueville Society Cabinet. He has received, among other honors, the Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association; the Justice-in-Action Award from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc.; and the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association.

Fong 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.

Hart-webBrett J. Hart
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
United Continental Holdings, Inc.

Brett J. Hart is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for United. In this role, Hart is responsible for managing the company’s legal and environmental affairs, corporate security, customer experience, contact centers, food services, and corporate real estate worldwide, reporting directly to Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Smisek.

Prior to joining United in 2010, Hart was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Sara Lee Corporation, where he directed global legal operations for the corporation. After joining Sara Lee in 2004 as assistant general counsel, Hart held positions of increasing responsibility including deputy general counsel and global compliance officer. Prior to Sara Lee,Hart was a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago. Before that, he served as special assistant to the general counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury in Washington, D.C.

Hart received his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and English from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Chicago Law School. He is married and has three sons.

Jordan-webGregory B. Jordan
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Gregory B. Jordan is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for overseeing all of the legal functions for the corporation. In addition, he leads PNC’s relationship with the government, including its regulatory affairs, regulatory policy and government affairs operations, and oversees PNC’s corporate ethics office as well as The PNC Foundation.

Prior to joining PNC in October 2013, Jordan was the global managing partner of Reed Smith, and chairman of the senior management team and executive committee. During his thirteen-year tenure as managing partner, Reed Smith completed a series of combinations in Europe, California, New York, Chicago, the Middle East and Asia, to become one of the largest firms in the world, with more than $1 billion in revenue and 1,800 lawyers in 25 offices.

Jordan has been listed in The Best Lawyers of America since 1995 and has received recognition from The American Lawyer, The Lawyer and Law360. He has been a frequent speaker on legal leadership and trends, and manages numerous civic responsibilities. He serves as a board member of Highmark, Inc., the advisory board for Global Business Coalition on Education, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness and the Extra Mile Education Foundation. He is also chairman of the board of trustees of Bethany College.

Jordan obtained his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Bethany College in 1981. He graduated in 1984, cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review and the Order of the Coif. In addition, he is admitted to the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Bars.