Lawrence “Lon” Jacobs, the former top lawyer for Las Vegas Sands Corp., Time Inc. and News Corp., has returned to his New York stomping ground as a partner for Mintz & Gold

Jacobs joined the firm’s corporate and media law practice groups Oct. 28. He said in an interview Tuesday that he decided to return to private practice in the city where he launched his law career because he felt that Mintz & Gold was a “very comfortable, positive fit.”