Larry D. Thompson is the John A. Sibley Chair of Corporate and Business Law at the University of Georgia School of Law. In December 2014, Thompson retired from PepsiCo where he was Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Thompson has extensive leadership experience in both the public and private sectors. In 2001, Thompson was confirmed by the United States Senate as Deputy Attorney General of the United States. As Deputy Attorney General, Attorney General John Ashcroft named Thompson in 2002 to lead the Department of Justice’s National Security Coordination Council. Also in 2002, President George W. Bush named Thompson to head the government-wide Corporate Fraud Task Force.
In 2014, Ethisphere magazine recognized Thompson by noting that as “the outgoing General Counsel of one of the world’s most well-recognized corporations [Thompson] has set the bar high for GC’s everywhere. [His] background in both public and private sectors earned him the trust and respect of his peers worldwide as he demonstrated how ethics and integrity are essential components of business success.”
Thompson holds a BA degree from Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, a MA degree from Michigan State University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.