Viet Dinh Appointed Chief Legal and Policy Officer for New “Fox”. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Dinh had stepped down from his role as independent director on the 21st Century Fox board.
In his role at Fox, Mr. Dinh will be responsible for all legal, compliance, and regulatory matters, as well as oversight of government and public affairs. He will report to Lachlan Murdoch and also serve as a member of the Office of the Chairman. In the months prior to the close of the Disney transaction and the creation of Fox, Mr. Dinh will play an important role in setting up the new company.
Mr. Dinh was most recently a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. He founded Bancroft PLLC, a leading Supreme Court and high-stakes litigation firm until it was acquired by Kirkland. He was a Georgetown University law professor for 20 years and U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy from 2001 to 2003. He served on the Boards of Directors for 21st Century Fox, Revlon, LPL Financial, Scientific Games, MacAndrews & Forbes Worldwide, and other companies. Mr. Dinh is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, and clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.