Lawrence Jacobs is the Executive Vice President and Global General Counsel of Las Vegas Sands, a role he assumed in September 2016. He is responsible for the leadership and oversite of the company’s legal affairs around the world.
Prior to joining the Las Vegas Sands, Jacobs worked at Time Inc. as Executive Vice President and General Counsel beginning in November 2013, where he oversaw all legal aspects of the spinoff from Time Warner and was responsible for leading their legal affairs, including mergers and acquisitions, and overseeing governance and compliance matters.
A seasoned public company general counsel, Jacobs served six years as News Corporation's Senior Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel, where he handled all legal matters, including business development, securities, governance and compliance, supervising an international team of 300 lawyers. Jacobs began his 15-year tenure at News Corporation as Deputy General Counsel.
Most recently, he served as General Counsel of Empire State Development, New York State's chief economic development agency. In that role he had oversight of all legal matters, including various projects across New York, such as the State's involvement in the new Cornell Campus on Roosevelt Island and the repurposing of State-owned facilities. He began his legal career as an associate at the New York firm Squadron, Ellenoff and was later named a partner.
Jacobs is a member of a number of professional and charitable organizations, including the New York State Bar Association and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a Trustee of the New York Historical Society and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
He graduated from Temple University, summa cum laude, and Brooklyn Law School, cum laude, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Mass Media Law at Brooklyn Law School. Jacobs lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.