Earlier this week, Hearst Communications Inc. took the unusual step of appointing two general counsel to replace its former GC, who was promoted to chief legal officer.

The co-GCs, both of whom also have the title of VP, will share responsibility for the day-to-day management of the office, while continuing to actively practice their specialties. Co-GC Jon Donnellan will still tackle litigation and First Amendment law; his counterpart Mark Redman will continue his transactional focus.