Tu, who served as the top lawyer for rival
Tu's title will be senior executive vice president and chief legal officer. He will be based in Los Angeles -- not at the broadcasting company's corporate headquarters in New York -- and report to Chief Executive
In recent years, Moonves has spent the bulk of his time in Los Angeles, working from CBS' complex in Studio City. Other senior CBS executives also have moved to the West Coast.
"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," Moonves said in a statement.
Tu, 59, worked as Dell's general counsel for nearly a decade. Before that, he spent three years as general counsel of NBC, helping with the acquisitions of
He practiced law for 15 years at O’Melveny & Myers, specializing in corporate finance. He started his career as a law clerk for Judge Walter Mansfield on the U.S. Court of Appeals, and later for
Tu, who is married with two children, is the son of Chinese immigrants. He was born in
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