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Core competencies at Philip Morris (IP, AT and FCPA)

For the first time I have seen an actual list of a law department’s core competencies, Counsel to Counsel, March 2006 at 26 (See my posts of Sept. 21, 2005 on a brand company and its legal focus and May 14, 2005 on Bain’s survey of management tools.).

Philip Morris International has 125 lawyers around the globe. One of the law department’s tactics to keep the group cohesive is to train the professionals on the “core competencies” of intellectual property, competition law and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act