Lawrence Jacobs

Lawrence Jacobs

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Lawrence "Lon" A. Jacobs (born 1955) is the former Chief Legal Officer, Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel of News Corporation.



Jacobs graduated from Temple University summa cum laude and Brooklyn Law School cum laude.

He has been a member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1982.

News Corporation

Jacobs joined News Corp. in 1996 as deputy to Arthur Siskind, whose position he took over in 2004 when Siskind stepped down and announced his retirement.

His salary in 2007 was $4.1 million.


On June 8, 2011, Jacobs announced that he would be stepping down from his position as General Counsel at News Corp. in order to "pursue new opportunities," though it is rumored that Jacobs left due to the News International phone hacking scandal, as well as friction with Joel Klein,

A successor for Jacobs has not yet been named and Jacobs has not announced where he will work following his 15 year tenure at News Corporation.

Personal Life

Jacobs grew up in Middletown,......
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