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Asia Law Weekly: Damien Atkins


Damien Atkins
General Counsel and Secretary of Panasonic Corporation of North America

Monday, April 2, 2018
12:15-2:00 pm
Furman Hall Room 318
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012

Damien Atkins serves as General Counsel and Secretary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, manufacturing, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. As the company's chief legal officer, Mr. Atkins leads the legal, ethics and compliance, public affairs and lobbying, environmental and product safety functions.

Before joining Panasonic, Mr. Atkins was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of AOL Inc., and he joined AOL from Chadbourne& Parke LLP, where his practice focused on a wide variety of mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and securities law matters.

Mr. Atkins was selected as the General Counsel of the Year by the New Jersey Business Journal and Corporate Counsel of the Year by the Metropolitan Black Bar Association. In addition, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and as the Corporate Governance Professional of the Year by Corporate Secretary magazine.

Mr. Atkins is currently on the board of directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Habitat for Humanity Newark and is a member of the Rutgers University Center for Corporate Law and Governance advisory board, and he graduated from New York University School of Law and holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University.