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CBS hires new general counsel from Dell

Lawrence Tu has been appointed as senior executive vice president and chief legal officer of CBS Corporation. He will take up the position in early January 2014 and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles.

Tu joins from Dell where he served as general counsel for over nine years. Prior to this he was general counsel of NBC Universal for three years and before that was co-general counsel of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. He spent 15 years in private practice at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he focused on corporate finance and M&A, and was managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong office for five years. Tu began his career as a law clerk for a US Court of Appeals judge, and also spent time working at the US Supreme Court and as a special assistant to the State Department’s Legal Advisor.

“Larry possesses a deep understanding of how the law intersects with intellectual property, copyright and content distribution, as well as other issues facing our industry,” said Leslie Moonves, president and chief executive officer of CBS. “He brings to this position a unique combination of experiences at the highest court of the land, as well as in finance, M&A, entertainment, government regulation, litigation and technology. We are pleased to welcome such a distinguished attorney as the new general counsel of CBS Corporation, and look forward to the many contributions he will make in that role.”

CBS Corporate is a mass media company that produces and distributes content across a variety of platforms to audiences worldwide. CBS is one of the most watched television networks in the USA, and includes Showtime, CBS Sports and The CW.

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