Aura, a leading provider of all-in-one digital security solutions for consumers, announced Damien Atkins has joined the company as chief legal officer & general counsel. Atkins joins Aura from WilmerHale, where he served as senior counsel. At Aura, he will be responsible for the company’s legal and regulatory affairs as the company navigates a period of high growth and rapid innovation in the digital security industry.
Atkins, an award winning business and seasoned legal executive, brings experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities regulation, ethics and compliance, government investigations and privacy matters. He has an extensive background in advising on diverse and complicated issues, complex legal and policy matters, and high-stakes matters.
“Aura is entering its next phase of growth, which brings a new set of complex legal and regulatory challenges,” said Hari Ravichandran, founder & CEO of Aura. “Damien has the ability to lead us through the challenges that come with being both a rapidly growing business and leader in digital security.”
Prior to WilmerHale, Atkins was the senior vice president and general counsel at The Hershey Company, where he led the legal, corporate secretary, government relations, compliance and corporate security functions. He also served as general counsel and corporate secretary for the Panasonic Corporation of North America, as well as senior vice president, deputy general counsel – corporate and chief compliance officer at AOL. He began his legal career as a corporate lawyer with Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
Atkins graduated from New York University School of Law and has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Stanford University.