A New GC at News Corp.

On Monday, News Corp. announced its new general counsel, Gerson Zweifach, whose position in Rupert Murdoch's media company will be effective Feb. 1, 2012. Zweifach, a partner at D.C.'s Williams & Connolly, has a robust practice, covering antitrust and securities matters, as well as media and first amendment cases. He has been selected to the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers list since 2007.

Said Zweifach in a statement about his new position: "I could not be more thrilled to join the leader in global media at such a pivotal time in its history. It would be hard to imagine a more compelling opportunity to have far-reaching impact across a variety of legal issues and challenges. I look forward to working in concert with Rupert and News Corporation's businesses, to help ensure the best possible return to all of the company's stakeholders."

Zweifach moves into the general counsel position left open by Lawrence A. Jacobs, who left the company in June, after 14 years with the company, six of which were as general counsel. Jacobs, who held the GC position during the acquisition of Myspace in 2005, and the subsequent acquisitions of Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal in 2007, was profiled in Super Lawyers -- Corporate Counsel Edition in December 2008; read the entire feature here.