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Damien Atkins

Damien Atkins

Panasonic Corporation of North America
Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Newark, NJ, USA


Damien Atkins serves as General Counsel and secretary of Panasonic Corporation of America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. He is the company’s chief legal advisor and is responsible for providing Panasonic and its North America affiliates with legal and regulatory compliance services.

Before joining Panasonic, Mr. Atkins was Senior Vice President and Deputy General

Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of AOL Inc. Mr. Atkins 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 has been recognized for his extensive experience in managing in- house legal teams in securities regulation, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, employment, employee benefits, executive compensation, facilities and global compliance.

This year, Mr. Atkins was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and recognized as a finalist for NJBIZ Magazine’s General Counsel of the Year awards. In 2015, Mr. Atkins was appointed to the Rutgers University Center for Corporate Law and Governance advisory board. He was also included on Savoy Magazine’s “Most Influential Black Lawyers 2015 List”. In 2013, he was selected as the Corporate Governance Professional of the Year.

Mr. Atkins graduated from New York University School of Law and holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University.

Damien Atkins is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment On Best Practices: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion - Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017, Monday, February 13, 2017, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio On Best Practices: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion - On Best Practices: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion, Monday, February 13, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg On Best Practices: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion - On Best Practices: A Roundtable Discussion on Diversity & Inclusion, Monday, February 13, 2017
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