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. As the company’s chief legal officer, Atkins leads the legal, ethics and compliance, public affairs and lobbying, environmental and product safety functions.
Before joining Panasonic, Atkins was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Offi cer of AOL Inc. He joined AOL from Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
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 also selected as the Corporate Governance Professional of the Year by Corporate Secretary magazine.
Currently, Atkins is 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.
Atkins graduated from New York University School of Law and holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.