Seattle-based coffeehouse giant Starbucks Coffee Co has announced that Paula E. Boggs has been named executive VP, general counsel and secretary. In this position, Boggs will lead the 54-person Law and Corporate Affairs Department, and will manage relationships with all law firms used by Starbucks. Boggs will be responsible for overseeing all facets of the company's legal matters and report directly to president and CEO Orin Smith.