Linda Friedman

As part of the globalisation of Legal, Linda became the first global General Counsel and first women to sit on the Executive Committee. Linda launched the WLN (Women’s Legal Network) to bring women in Legal and IP together focusing on education, networking, mentoring and resources to address work life balance. WLN is the first global women’s network in the company, and was officially launched on March 8th to coincide with International Women’s Day. The launch included a program where influential women in Japan, Chicago and London presented their own inspirational stories. She has also developed and Co-Chairs the first network in Japan for senior women to come together. Externally, Linda is a mentor with WOMN LLC, and is a member of the Healthcare Business Women’s Association, both with the aim of furthering the advancement of women in business. She also regularly participates on GC and Leadership Panels at the American Conference Institute Annual Women in Life Sciences Conference. In April 2018, Linda was selected as Pepper Hamilton LLP’s 2018 Champion of Diversity, recognising her work in promoting diversity in the legal profession.

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