Marc S. Firestone is President External Affairs and General Counsel at Philip Morris International
Before joining Philip Morris in 2012, Mr. Firestone was Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs and General Counsel of Kraft Foods Inc., where he served since 2003. From 1988 to 2003, Mr. Firestone held numerous positions in the law departments of Philip Morris Companies Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc., lastly as President External Affairs & General Counsel of PMI. Mr. Firestone started his legal career as an attorney at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. He received a BA, magna cum laude, in Romance Languages and Philosophy from Washington & Lee University and a JD, magna cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law.
Mr. Firestone is a co-founder and the chairman of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession; Adjunct Professor of Law at New York Law School; a frequent speaker on international antitrust law, diversity and in-house legal practice; and a recipient of the Director’s Roundtable Distinguished General Counsel award.