Jessica Hodkinson has been named general counsel and secretary with Panasonic Corporation of North America.
Hodkinson had been serving as interim general counsel since earlier this summer after having been promoted to deputy general counsel in April. She has been with Panasonic since 2013.
In the new role, Hodkinson will report to Chairman and CEO Tom Gebhardt at the Newark-based technology company, overseeing legal matters including compliance, litigation, labor and employment, corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions.
"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," Gebhardt said in a release.
Hodkinson is a member of the New Jersey Association of Corporation Counsel and New Jersey Women’s Lawyers Association and was recently named to the Advisory Council of the National Association of Women and Minority Owned Law Firms.