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Jessica Hodkinson Named General Counsel Panasonic Corporation of North America

Panasonic Corporation of North America is pleased to announce that Jessica Hodkinson has been appointed General Counsel and Secretary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, reporting to Tom Gebhardt, Chairman and CEO Panasonic Corporation of North America.

"Jessica is an exceptional talent who has been an integral part of our legal team," said Tom Gebhardt, Chairman and CEO Panasonic Corporation of North America. "Jessica has helped us navigate the constantly-changing landscape of our business, and we look forward to her leadership as we pursue continued growth and drive future successes." 

Jessica joined Panasonic in 2013 as Assistant General Counsel, then moved into the role of Chief Counsel – Litigation, Labor and Employment. She was promoted to Deputy General Counsel in April 2018, and was appointed interim General Counsel this summer. Prior to joining Panasonic, Jessica held in-house roles at Avaya, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., and American Standard Companies, Inc. She also spent several years at various law firms focused on commercial litigation. Along with her career accomplishments, Jessica is an active member of the New Jersey Association of Corporation Counsel, the New Jersey Women's Lawyers Association, and was recently on the Advisory Council of the National Association of Women and Minority Owned Law Firms.

As General Counsel and Secretary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, Jessica will lead and manage all aspects of the company's legal function including, compliance, litigation, labor and employment, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America     
Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is 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 leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions to enable its business-to-business customers. Panasonic was highlighted in Forbes Magazine's Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best Regarded Companies for 2017.  The ranking is based on outstanding scores for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of products and solutions. Learn more about Panasonic's ideas and innovations at

Elizabeth Sagges