Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Astellas US LLC
Linda Friedman joined Fujisawa USA, Inc. in 1993, where she served in various positions until the company merged to form Astellas in 2005. She is a member of the Astellas US Senior Executive Committee and works closely with colleagues around the world, particularly in Japan and in Europe. Linda also uses to her work as an opportunity to be a role model and advocate for women.
“I think there are still challenges for women, but the opportunity to make things happen is there," she said in an interview with Law360. "And you have to make it happen. I’m very passionate about what I do. I think health care is great area for women to get into.”
Astellas US has a supplier diversity program and received a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
Joined LCLD 2011
Highlights of LCLD Participation
2018: Angela L. Malzahn, Catherine Kim; 2017: Soumitra Deka, Yu Otosaka; 2016: David Cole, Kathryn Ann Leaman; 2015: Ellen Papadakis, Morgan Moran; 2014: Allyson R. Behm, Kimberly S. Kam
Member: Linda Friedman
Diversity Professional: Rod Christmon