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Hershey names general counsel

Scuttlebutt | August 31, 2018

The Hershey Company has named Damien Atkins senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective as of Aug. 13.

In his new role, Atkins will lead Hershey’s legal, government relations, and corporate secretary functions. He will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Michele Buck. He also will serve as a member of the company’s executive committee.

Atkins brings 20 years of legal experience to his new role at Hershey. Most recently, he was general counsel and corporate secretary for Panasonic Corporation of North America.  As general counsel for Panasonic NA, Damien managed the company’s full litigation portfolio, including commercial litigation, and led global legal teams in several multijurisdictional Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and antitrust investigations, lawsuits and claims. He led a global legal team in...

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