February 01, 2011

Faegre & Benson Partner Joins 3M to Manage Worldwide Litigation

3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has named Mary Cullen Yeager, a partner at Faegre & Benson LLP, to the position of Assistant General Counsel, Global Litigation & Dispute Resolution, responsible for managing litigation and dispute resolution for 3M worldwide.  She will begin this role on March 1, 2011. 

Yeager, a leading trial lawyer, has won bench and jury trials in state and federal court, and has extensive experience in a broad range of complex commercial litigation.

"3M has partnered with Faegre & Benson and Mary Cullen Yeager on high profile litigation," said Marschall Smith, senior vice president and general counsel of 3M.  "Mary is a very talented trial lawyer.  Equally important, she is a gifted litigation manager and knows, from the inside out, how to manage legal risk and cost.  This combination of trial and managerial skill is incredibly valuable to 3M."

"Faegre & Benson is committed to knowing our clients' businesses and the long-term strategic collaboration which enables clients to achieve their legal and business objectives," said Andrew G. Humphrey, chair of the Faegre & Benson management committee.  "And Mary Cullen Yeager has been working with 3M in this spirit for some time.  While we are sorry to lose a highly valued colleague such as Mary, we are delighted that 3M values her talents as much as we do, and we look forward to working with her in her new role."

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