Obama Taps Dept. of Homeland Security General Counsel
President Obama has tapped Ivan Fong, chief legal officer and secretary of Ohio-based Cardinal Health, to be general counsel of the Department of Homeland Security.
Fong was a deputy associate attorney general at the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, and was a partner at Covington & Burling earlier in his career. At Justice, Fong was the primary author of a key report on cyber-crime policy, “The Electronic Frontier: The Challenge of Unlawful Conduct Involving the Use of the Internet.”
According to his bio on the Cardinal Health Web site, Fong specialized in civil litigation, white-collar defense, intellectual property, and appellate litigation at Covington.