News Corp split precipitates legal team shake-up

June 21, 2013 The deputy general counsel of News Corporation, Janet Nova, has received a promotion as the company splits into two independent publicly traded companies. The media giant’s global publishing activities will be run by News Corp, while broadcast and entertainment will run under 21st Century Fox.

Nova has been promoted to the role of executive vice president and deputy group general counsel for 21st Century Fox, where she will oversee M&A activity, capital markets transactions, Securities and Exchange Commission and stock exchange reporting, and advise the board of directors’ committees.

Nova reports to Gerson Zweifach, group general counsel and chief compliance officer. Zweifach said in a statement, “News Corporation has benefited from her judgment, insight, and guidance on a range of critical issues, including the separation of our businesses, and I am confident she will be a driving force for 21st Century Fox.”

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