Managing Counsel & Associate General Counsel, 3M
Joe Otterstetter began his legal career as an associate in Faegre & Benson’s business litigation practice group. In 1989, he joined 3M Legal Affairs and has served as a legal advisor to more than 30 different 3M businesses. From 1997-2000, he lived and worked for 3M in the United Kingdom and Europe where he supported 3M’s chemical, industrial, and electronics businesses. In addition, during his time abroad, he helped to establish and supported the growth of 3M businesses in the Middle East and North Africa. He’s been the business group counsel for 3M’s Industrial, Transportation, and Safety & Security Systems business groups, and has been a member of 3M's legal management team since 2000.
In February of 2013, Joe was appointed to the newly created role as managing counsel for 3M Legal Affairs. In this role, Joe has led a number of important projects to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of 3M’s legal department, including the creation and management of 3M’s Preferred Counsel Network. In 2015, 3M’s Litigation Technology Services team, part of 3M’s Legal Operations team, was recognized as an ACC Value Champion.