Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2013; prior to that, Mr. Jacobs served as Executive Vice President, Legal &...
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since November 2013; prior to that, Mr. Jacobs served as Executive Vice President, Legal & General Counsel of Empire State Development Corporation, New York State’s chief economic development agency, from April 2013. Mr. Jacobs previously served as Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel at News Corporation from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Jacobs joined News Corporation in 1996. Earlier, Mr. Jacobs was a partner at the law firm Squadron Ellenoff Plesent & Sheinfeld.
Mr. Jacobs will become a Senior Executive Vice President of News Corporation and a member of the Office of the Chairman. Mr. Jacobs will also replace Mr. Siskind as General Counsel of Fox Entertainment Group. Mr. Siskind will remain on News Corporation’s Board of Directors and will continue to serve the Company as Senior Advisor to the Chairman.
Mr. Jacobs has been an Executive Vice President at News Corporation since 2001. He joined News Corporation in 1996 as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Mr. Jacobs began his career at Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld, (merged with Hogan and Hartson in 2002), where he was a partner from 1991 until 1996.
He serves as a director of both the Sky Mexico and Sky Brasil satellite pay-TV platforms. Mr. Jacobs is on the Board of Directors for the Cooke Center for Learning and Development in New York City. He is a graduate of Temple University summa cum laude and the Brooklyn Law School cum laude, where he was also a member of Law Review. Mr. Jacobs lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.
In The Office Of