News Corp legal chief quits role

News Corporation’s general counsel Arthur Siskind has quit his role at the Australia-based media giant.

Siskind is stepping down as general counsel on 31 December, after 30 years with the company, to become senior adviser to the company’s chairman Rupert Murdoch. He will be replaced by News Corp’s deputy general counsel Lon Jacobs who will takeover from the start of 2005.