As described in the ACC Docket article (June 2011 at 154), the legal department at Rosetta Stone has grown in five years from three to 19 – including currently seven lawyers and a dozen non-lawyers. Among the latter are some who combat piracy of the company’s software.
My basic belief is that counterfeiting and anti-piracy work should fall mostly to the business units, who should seek legal guidance as needed. It is an operational function not well-suited or appropriate for a legal department. In smaller companies, however, perhaps law is the best niche (See my post of March 16, 2010: counterfeit and piracy of goods with 6 references.).
The Rosetta Stone department also has contract administrators. My view is the same as with anti-piracy staff and functions (See my post of March 2, 2010: contract administrators and managers with 9 references.).