Outstanding Women: Linda Friedman

Law360, New York (April 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Linda Friedman’s career at pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma Inc. can be directly linked to the distance of the office from her home.

She was working as in-house counsel at Associated Agencies, an insurance company, when a former co-worker called and asked her to rejoin a company which would later become Astellas. At the time, she had two small children, and Astellas’ office was only a mile from home.

“Being just a mile from the office was a wonderful thing when the kids were little,” Friedman said....
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