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Lawrence Tu

Lawrence Tu

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, CBS Corporation

Larry Tu serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of CBS Corporation, effective January, 2014. Tu, joined CBS after many years at Dell Inc.

Tu most recently served as General Counsel of Dell Inc. in Austin, Texas, a position he held for more than nine years. Before that, he was General Counsel of NBC Universal for three years, where he oversaw NBC’s acquisition of Telemundo, Bravo and Universal. Previously,

Tu served as co-general counsel of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific, where he was based out of Hong Kong. He practiced law for 15 years at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, specializing in corporate finance and M&A, including five years as the managing partner of the firm’s Hong Kong Office.

Tu began his legal career as a law clerk for Judge Walter Mansfield on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and then for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. He later served three years in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Legal Advisor, where he was responsible for international trade and investment issues while working extensively with other government agencies, and also served as a special assistant to the State Department’s Legal Advisor.

Tu, who was born in New York City, is the son of Chinese immigrants. He attended Harvard University, where he majored in economics, then Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He later graduated from Harvard Law School.  He is married and has two sons.


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