Samuel P. Fried
Sam Fried serves as Executive Vice President - Law, Policy & Governance of L Brands, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company, offering products sold internationally at retail and online under the following brands: Bath & Body Works, C.O. Bigelow, Henri Bendel, La Senza, Pink, Victoria's Secret, and White Barn Candle Company.
Mr. Fried joined the predecessor of L Brands in 1991 as its first General Counsel. His portfolio also includes service as Secretary and counsel to the Board of Directors, Chief Compliance Officer, and the company's representative to key domestic and global stakeholders in government and civil society.
Mr. Fried began his career in 1974 with a Boston law firm, specializing in corporate securities and tax matters. From 1977 to 1981, he held senior legal and international finance positions with The Bendix Corporation, a multinational company serving the aerospace-electronics, automotive, forest products, and machine tool industries. From 1982 to 1987, he was Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Clevite Industries, a multinational company engaged in the manufacture and distribution of component parts for the transportation and general industrial markets. From 1987 to 1991, Mr. Fried served as Vice President and General Counsel of Exide Technologies, the world's oldest and largest manufacturer and distributor of automotive and industrial batteries (founded by Thomas Edison).
Mr. Fried has been a leader and an innovator in numerous civic, religious, educational, and philanthropic organizations. He is also active in Democratic politics at the federal, state, and local levels and has participated in the leadership ranks of every presidential campaign since 1991.
Mr. Fried is a member of the Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Ohio bars. He is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Fried received his A.B. (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from Washington University in St. Louis and his J.D. (with honors) and Masters of Law in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Fried is ordained as a rabbi by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
Mr. Fried and his wife Gigi have five children and five grandchildren and reside in Columbus, Ohio.