News Corp. Adopts Ethics Program Ahead Of Split

Law360, New York (August 15, 2012, 3:38 PM EDT) -- News Corp.'s top in-house attorneys are overhauling the media giant's global compliance and ethics program in response to the phone-hacking scandal that shuttered one of its London tabloids and prompted the planned split of its publishing and entertainment businesses, company CEO Rupert Murdoch told company employees Wednesday.

Gerson Zweifach, general counsel of News Corp., has assumed the title of chief compliance officer and will take responsibility for the effort to create a stronger compliance program, Murdoch said in an email to employees. Associate general counsel Lisa...
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