News Corp. officially names Zweifach GC

After weeks of speculation, News Corp. confirms its choice of the Williams & Connolly partner

As InsideCounsel noted was likely in the works just prior to the holiday break, News Corp. officially announced yesterday that Gerson Zweifach will take over as the company’s group general counsel. Currently a partner at Williams & Connolly, Zweifach also will become senior executive vice president, effective Feb. 1.

Zweifach will take over for Janet Nova, who has acted as interim general counsel for the past six months. His first order of business will be to deal with the remaining fallout from the ongoing phone-hacking scandal, which led to 21 arrests and the shuttering of the tabloid News of the World.

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