Fox Corp. Faucets Campbell Soup’s Adam Ciongoli As Chief Authorized Officer – Deadline

Fox Corp. has tapped Adam Ciongoli as its chief authorized and coverage officer, succeeding Viet Dinh, who in August introduced he was departing the corporate.

Ciongoli is at the moment government vice chairman and normal counsel for Campbell Soup Firm. He additionally has had the title of chief sustainability, company duty and governance officer.

In his position at Fox, Ciongoli will oversee authorized, compliance, and regulatory issues, in addition to lobbying and authorities affairs. He’ll report back to CEO Lachlan Murdoch.

“Adam’s intensive authorized expertise throughout numerous industries and authorities can be an incredible asset to our firm,” Murdoch stated in an announcement.

Earlier than Campbell Soup, Ciongoli was government vice chairman and normal counsel of Lincoln Monetary Group, group normal counsel and secretary for Willis Group Holdings and senior vice chairman and normal counsel for Time Warner, Europe. He served as counselor to John Ashcroft when he served as legal professional normal, and chief counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on the Structure, Federalism and Property Rights. He additionally served as a legislation clerk for Supreme Court docket Justice Samuel Alito.

Ciongoli’s begin date is Dec. 1.

In August, Fox Corp. introduced that Dinh would step down on the finish of the yr. He had been a key administration determine as Fox Information confronted a trial in Dominion’s defamation lawsuit over protection of the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. Fox settled the case for $787.5 million final spring, simply because the trial was to start. However the decision got here after the discharge of embarrassing discovery materials, and the corporate continues to face one other lawsuit from one other election techniques firm, Smartmatic.

Dinh got here aboard twenty first Century Fox in 2018 simply earlier than Disney acquired a lot of the firm, leaving a clutch of TV-focused property that took on the company identify Fox Corp. 

Dinh will proceed to function a particular advisor to the corporate.