Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Astellas US LLC
Catherine Levitt joined Fujisawa in 2004 as Assistant General Counsel. After the formation of Astellas in 2005, she held various leadership roles before becoming General Counsel in 2020. She was previously Corporate Counsel with Baxter International Inc. Catherine is also an award-winning fundraiser for LUNGevity, a nonprofit that funds lung cancer research.
Diversity efforts at Astellas include a supplier diversity program, employee resource groups, and implicit bias training. In 2021, received a perfect score on the Corporate Equality Index for the seventh consecutive year.
Joined LCLD 2011
Highlights of LCLD Participation
2019: Annie Caruso, Bianca Thomae; 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: Catherine Levitt