News Corp. Lawyer Didn’t Stick Around

News Corporation Chief Rupert Murdoch holds up a copy of the newly launched 'The Sun on Sunday' newspaper as he leaves his London home on February 26, 2012.  Rupert Murdoch's Sun on Sunday tabloid hit news stands on Sunday, replacing the defunct News of the World with a pledge to meet high ethical standards after a "challenging" chapter in its history. AFP PHOTO/CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
Photo: CARL COURT/2012 AFP

Amid continuing arrests, investigations, and reshuffling in the UK, Rupert Murdoch’s company has also been fortifying against potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act bribery violations domestically, where News Corp. is based. As recently as last night, the New York Times reported that Murdoch had retained the lawyer Mark Mendelsohn, an FCPA expert formerly of the justice department, but the Guardian says Mendelsohn didn’t last long at all. In fact, he was reportedly pushed out last summer, right after he was brought on, due to a difference in legal strategy. Who needs the stress anyway?