News Corp. Hires Paul Weiss Pro, 'Father Of FCPA'

Law360, New York (July 20, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Rupert Murdoch's beleaguered News Corp. reportedly has retained Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP partner Mark Mendelsohn, considered the father of the modern U.S. foreign bribery enforcement regime, in connection with its ongoing phone-hacking scandal.

The hire is notable because reports have swirled about whether News Corp. could face charges under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act — the 1977 law that Mendelsohn reinvigorated before he left public service last year — for alleged bribes its staffers may have paid to police officers in London in exchange...
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