February 6, 2009
Ivan K. Fong Nominated General Counsel for Homeland Security
President Obama last week announced intention to nominate Ivan K. Fong as General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Secretary Janet Napolitano, naming key members of her staff, said of the choice for General Counsel, “Ivan’s extensive private sector and senior government experience will provide invaluable counsel in managing the complex issues and important tasks we take on daily, and I look forward to the enthusiasm and expertise this accomplished team brings to the important missions of this department.”
Mr. Fong, sustaining member of the Columbus Bar, is currently the Chief Legal Officer & Secretary for Cardinal Health, Inc., and served previously as Deputy Associate Attorney General for the Department of Justice, playing a key role in directing the federal government’s role in civil litigation and enforcement matters. During his tenure, Fong was the primary author and editor of “The Electronic Frontier: The Challenge of Unlawful Conduct Involving the Use of the Internet,” a groundbreaking report on cybercrime policy.
He holds a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Juris Doctor from Stanford University and was a Fulbright Scholar at Oxford University, Magdalen College.