Damien Atkins Appointed General Counsel of Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced the appointment of Damien Atkins as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Mr. Atkins succeeds Robert S. Marin, who is retiring after nearly 40 years of distinguished service, including more than 23 years as the company’s chief legal advisor.   

“Damien Atkins is a respected and experienced leader in managing in-house legal teams,” said Panasonic Corporation of North America Chairman & CEO Joseph M. Taylor. “His expertise in leading mergers & acquisitions activities, managing corporate governance, and ensuring legal compliance in a global brand company aligns well with Panasonic’s plan to  grow significantly as a provider of diverse technology solutions for business. We are delighted to have Damien join the Panasonic management team here in Newark.”

“I am delighted to join Panasonic.” said Mr. Atkins. “I look forward to working with Panasonic’s talented team of lawyers and senior management to execute on the strategy that will shape Panasonic’s future.”

Mr. Atkins joins Panasonic from AOL Inc., where he served as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and graduated from New York University School of Law.

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About Panasonic Corporation of North America
Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and solutions for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ.  It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Learn more about Panasonic at shop.panasonic.com/latest-news.

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