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Emily Faber-Densley
Emily Faber-Densley

Up & Coming: Emily Faber-Densley

When 3M acquired Capital Safety in 2015 for $2.5 billion, it was the company’s largest acquisition ever, and Emily Faber-Densley was a leader.  In the same year, she also led on the company’s acquisition of Ivera Medical.  Both those acquisitions were critical and strategic additions to 3M’s portfolio, said Gregg Larson, deputy general counsel.

3M has five business groups operating in 70 countries, which means that Faber-Densley could be working in any country across the globe. “As we embark on new transactions, we get to learn all about that industry. It’s a very collaborative process,” she says.

Faber-Densley is a role model for professionalism, diligence, collaboration and a first-rate legal intellect, Larson said. She was selected by general counsel Ivan Fong as one the department’s first participants as a Leadership Council for Legal Diversity fellow.

Faber-Densley was instrumental in the presentation of “Asian Pacific Legal Experience in America: Opportunity, Economics, Racism and Hope.” It featured Karen Korematsu, daughter of Fred Korematsu, whose Supreme Court case is infamous. She is also active in the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, which is important to mentoring students and attorneys and encouraging the appointment of Asian Pacific judges to the bench, Faber-Densley says.

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