Marc S. Firestone

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Marc S. Firestone was appointed Senior Vice President of Philip Morris Wordlwide Regulatory Affairs in 1995. Prior to working for PM, he worked for Arnold & Porter, an external law firm that worked for PM.(PMI's Introduction to Privilege Log and Glossary of Names, Estate of Burl Butler v. PMI, et al, April 19, 1996)


Marc Firestone.jpgMr. Firestone was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on October 30, 1959. He attended Washington & Lee University, where he earned his B.A. in Romance Languages and Philosophy. He received his J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1985.[1]

Firestone joined Philip Morris in 1988 as Counsel for Philip Morris Management Corporation (PMMC) and was named Assistant General Counsel of Philip Morris Companies in 1990. He was promoted to Regional Counsel for the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (EEMA) Region of Philip Morris International (PMI) in 1993. Firestone was also a member of the Task Force headed by Steven C. Parrish, whose focus was the development and implementation of plans and programs to hamper public health efforts to reduce tobacco use worldwide.[2]

In 2006 Marc Firestone was 47 years old and Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary for PM subsidiary Kraft Foods Inc., located in Northfield, Illinois. Firestone is responsible for the company's legal function worldwide. Prior to joining Philip Morris Companies Inc. in 1988, where he held a number of senior management positions within Legal and Regulatory affairs, Firestone was an attorney at Arnold & Porter. In 1993, Firestone was named Regional Counsel for Philip Morris Europe, covering Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, based in Switzerland. From 1995 to 1997, Firestone rejoined Philip Morris Companies Inc. as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory Affairs and Associate General Counsel.

He returned to Switzerland in 1998 as Chief Counsel for Philip Morris Europe. In 2001, he became Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Philip Morris International. Marc joined Kraft in 2003 as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Kraft Foods and later that year was named Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Kraft Foods.

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