Kimberly Chainey

General Counsel

As General Counsel of Panasonic Avionics, I lead a talented team in providing legal support as a strategic partner and advisor to our business. As an executive team member and as Panasonic Avionics’ Chief Legal Officer, I oversee legal issues and promote a disciplined compliance culture. My core focus is on leading complex projects and transactions, directing the management regarding commercial contracts, and further developing the legal team. Additionally, I work with other leaders across the organization to analyze legislation and determine all of the potential impacts on our business.

Prior to joining Panasonic Avionics, I spent more than 15 years working with Fortune 500 companies and top law firms supporting venture businesses, global companies, and government entities. I am licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey with a California registered in-house counsel license pending.

I attended the University of Pennsylvania where I earned a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School and a Juris Doctor from the law school. As an undergrad, I received a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University.

At the end of the day, I live by several values that can be summarized in these two thoughts: (1) You should always treat everyone with dignity and respect; and (2) You must always try your best. I believe that if you do these two things, you will never fall short.