Kristen Ludgate is Vice President of 3M’s Compliance and Business Conduct organization and serves as 3M’s Chief Compliance Officer, Associate General Counsel, and chair of the 3M Business Conduct Committee. She leads 3M’s global compliance organization, with responsibility for compliance programming and training, compliance and business conduct investigations, compliance evaluations and assessments, international compliance operations and counseling, and government contracts compliance.
Prior to her role as CCO, Kristen was 3M’s chief employment counsel and led an in house legal team providing labor and employment, employee benefits, compensation, employment litigation and immigration services. She has been a member of the senior leadership teams in 3M Legal Affairs and 3M Human Resources and has had responsibility for significant investigation, litigation, and compliance matters throughout her 3M career.
Kristen began her legal career as a litigator and employment lawyer in private practice in Minneapolis and also served as General Counsel for a private university in St. Paul. She is a summa cum laude graduate of both Bowdoin College and the University of Minnesota Law School and is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Minnesota.