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Astellas names general counsel

Scuttlebutt | February 10, 2017

Pharmaceutical company Astellas announced the promotion of Linda Friedman as executive vice president, general counsel, with responsibility for the company's legal operations worldwide, effective April 1.

Friedman, currently senior vice president and general counsel for Astellas Americas, will become a member of the executive committee. She will report to Astellas President and Chief Executive Officer Yoshihiko Hatanaka.

Friedman joined Fujisawa (which merged with Yamanouchi in 2005 to create Astellas) in 1993 as a corporate attorney and has since held positions of increasing responsibility. In 1998, Friedman was named senior corporate counsel and vice president, responsible for oversight of the legal function in the United States and subsequently the Americas region. Prior to joining Fujisawa, Friedman was... To get the full story, subscribe now.