Two colleagues from Panasonic Corp. of North America were among the five winners named at the 2020 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards.
During a ceremony held virtually on Aug. 11, Panasonic Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Jessica Hodkinson was named as the top lawyer for a public company while Shaun Bean, assistant general counsel at the Newark-based company, was named InHouse Legal Star.
Awards were also handed out to lawyers in three other categories, with winners chosen by a panel of judges from a group of 26 finalists.
Todd Brower, senior vice president/general counsel at St. Joseph’s Health Inc. in Paterson, was honored as the top general counsel for a health care organization.
Neal Dittersdorf, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Holmdel-based cloud recruiting platform iCIMS, took the top prize in the category of private companies with revenues up to $500 million. And for private companies with revenues of more than $500 million, Michael Lynch, vice president and general counsel at Brother International Inc. – a Bridgewater-based maker of printers, sewing machines and other products – was the winner.