Top Fox lawyer to exit company months after negotiating Dominion $787M settlement
Dinh was a leading figure in Fox's efforts to contest the allegations from Dominion.
Fox Corporation lawyer Viet Dinh, the firm's chief legal and policy officer, will step down at the end of 2023 but will remain with the firm in an advisory capacity.
"We appreciate Viet's many contributions and service to Fox as both a board member of 21st Century Fox and in his role over the last five years as a valued member of Fox's leadership team," CEO Lachlan Murdoch said, per NBC News.
The announcement comes months following the company's settlement of a $787.5 million defamation suit with Dominion Voting Systems, which had sued the Fox News network over its coverage of the firm. Dinh was a leading figure in Fox's efforts to contest the allegations from Dominion, according to the Wall Street Journal.
While multiple outlets highlighted the timing of Dinh's exit in relation to the case, it remains unclear if the suit had any bearing on Dinh's position or departure.
"I have been privileged to be part of the Fox family for over two decades as a director and officer, and I have especially treasured my relationships with Rupert, Lachlan and our talented colleagues over the years," Dinh said.
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