InBev, a global drinks giant, has been talking with some of its core law firms about how to set up a three-year training program for the company’s most promising in-house lawyers. The “academy” would have in its first class 15 of InBev’s brightest in-house lawyers to start through a three-year program. The thought is to have the first year focus on technical legal skills, the second year on management skills, and the third year on leadership.
InBev’s general counsel for Western Europe, Deepak Malhotra, unveils this commendable initiative in LegalWeek, Aug. 31, 2006 at 3. He hopes eventually to make the academy available to lawyers at other law departments.