Associate General Counsel for Business and Corporate Affairs
Akiyo Fujii joined Tufts University from Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP where she served as Corporate Senior Counsel. In that position, she advised clients on a wide range of complex financial transactions, represented private companies on legal, strategic and operational needs and intellectual property protection issues. She specialized in representing non-profit entities including colleges and universities, health care institutions and community organizations. She also advised tax-exempt entities on compliance issues, conflict of interest matters, reporting requirements and endowment policies. She is very knowledgeable in non-profit corporate governance issues.
Ms. Fujii serves as the Massachusetts State Liaison to the Committee on Corporate Laws of the American Bar Association and as a panelist on Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminars. She co-chaired the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Edwards Wildman.
From 1988-1996, Ms. Fujii worked at Ropes & Gray as a corporate associate. She is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law.