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


Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2019: Annie Caruso, Bianca Thomae; 2018: Angela L. Malzahn, Catherine Kim; 2017: Soumitra DekaYu Otosaka; 2016: David Cole, Kathryn Ann Leaman; 2015: Ellen Papadakis, Morgan Moran; 2014: Allyson R. Behm, Kimberly S. Kam 


Member: Catherine Levitt

Diversity Professionals: Bryan Anderson, Rod Christmon