Lawrence Jacobs

Position: Former News Corporation group general counsel

In June Lawrence Jacobs resigned from News Corporation, the parent group of News International. According to a statement from the company, he had chosen to pursue “new opportunities”.

Jacobs joined News Corp in 1996 as senior vice-president and deputy general counsel and in 2004 was named senior executive vice-president and group general counsel.

He was the highest-ranking legal adviser at News Corp and has not been cited by the Murdochs in evidence presented to the select committee.