PepsiCo Lures New GC From International Paper

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT) -- PepsiCo Inc. has snared International Paper Co.'s top corporate attorney, Maura Abeln Smith, to be its general counsel and executive vice president of government affairs, the beverage and snack food giant announced Friday.

Smith, who will also be the company's corporate secretary, will leave International Paper at the end of April and begin her new position at PepsiCo in Purchase, N.Y., on May 5. She will succeed Larry Thompson, who retired from the company to take a teaching position at the University of Georgia School of...
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