Afiya M. Jordan

Afiya M. Jordan joined Panasonic North America Legal in June 2021. Her title is Associate General Counsel – Corporate Affairs and Litigation. Afiya has also been appointed as Assistant Secretary of PNA and its subsidiaries in the United States.

Afiya is responsible for advising on Panasonic corporate governance matters, including our board requirements, corporate approval policies and transactions, as well as managing compliance with our PNA and US Company corporate recordkeeping and corporate housekeeping requirements. She also oversees and manages litigation in the North America region as well as insurance subrogation claims.

Afiya joined Panasonic from JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she most recently served as Vice President & Assistant General Counsel in the Office of the Secretary and was appointed as the Corporate Secretary for more than 30 of JPMorgan Chase’s subsidiaries. During her time at JPMorgan Chase, she was also involved in meeting federal and state regulatory requirements for financial institutions, advising in connection with M&A and other commercial transactions, and counseling with respect to consumer banking, human resources and litigation matters. She was the recipient of JPMorgan Chase’s Legal Department Joan Guggenheimer Diversity Champion Award and was co-chair of the North America Legal Diversity Council.

Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Afiya held roles at several law firms where she represented financial institutions in federal, bankruptcy and state courts, and also represented clients in connection with general commercial matters, product liability, securities matters and non-profit organizations.

Afiya is the Executive Sponsor of Panasonic’s Blaac Employee Network and a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Judiciary Committee. She received a certification in 2022 as a graduate of McKinsey & Co.’s Executive Leadership Program. Afiya has also held leadership positions and been recognized with awards in the areas of access to justice, mentoring, education, diversity and pro bono legal services.

With more than 18 years of experience, Afiya brings a wealth of expertise to Panasonic. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University.

Afiya is based in Panasonic’s Newark, New Jersey office.