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Mitsui GC Linda Primrose’s ‘Trailblazing Leadership a Precedent for Future Generations’

Linda Primrose has a passion for education. It is in her genes. 


The Association of Corporate Counsel's Houston Chapter and The Texas Lawbook have named Primrose a finalist for the 2024 Houston Corporate Counsel Award for General Counsel of the Year for a Midsized Legal Department.

Houston Corporate Counsel Award finalists will be honored and the winners announced at a ceremony on May 15.

"Linda's strategic acumen has not only bolstered operational efficiency, but has also facilitated legal compliance and risk mitigation strategies across the U.S. and Canada," said Blank Rome partner Susan Bickley, who nominated Primrose for the award. "She has and her team have successfully negotiated global discount programs with law firms, introduced AI-based contract review interfaces, and launched a SharePoint-based litigation tracker with Power BI dashboard - all contributing to significant cost savings and enhanced internal reporting."

Bickley said that Primrose, who is the first woman and first non-Japanese person to serve as general counsel at Mitsui, "has paved the way for diversity and inclusion within the legal profession."

"Her trailblazing leadership not only sets a precedent for future generations but also exemplifies her ability to thrive in multifaceted and challenging environments," she said.

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"Mitsui GC Linda Primrose’s ‘Trailblazing Leadership a Precedent for Future Generations,’" by Mark Curriden was published in The Texas Lawbook on May 3, 2024.