Senior Fellow, Corporate Governance The Conference Board
Howard Bergman is a senior fellow with The Conference Board Governance Center. Bergman was a member of 3M’s Office of General Counsel for 26 years (1985 – 2011) where he served as general counsel, 3M Europe, Middle East and Africa (2004 – 2009), Assistant General Counsel to 3M’s Health Care Business (2000 – 2004) and Consumer & Office Business (2010 – 2011). His responsibilities included providing legal and business counsel to executives and their business teams in the US and Europe/Middle East/Africa regarding strategic plans, business operations, transactions, risk management, business conduct, and crisis management.
Following his retirement from 3M in 2011, Howard has worked as Counselor-in-Residence at the University of Minnesota Law School, developing business-oriented programs for the Law School’s Corporate Institute; Director of Conferences at The Sedona Conference, a non-partisan research and educational institute dedicated to the advancement of law and policy in the areas of complex litigation, antitrust law, and patent litigation; and currently serves as Director of Development at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
Howard received his BA in history from Cornell; MA in economics from the University of Minnesota; and JD (magna cum laude) from the University of Minnesota. He lives with his wife in Alexandria, VA.