Larry Tu serves as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for CBS Corporation. Before joining CBS in January 2014, Tu served for more than nine years as General Counsel of Dell Inc. in Austin, Texas.
Prior to working at Dell, Tu was General Counsel of NBCUniversal for three years, where he oversaw NBC’s acquisition of Telemundo, Bravo and Universal. Previously, he acted as co-general counsel of Goldman Sachs Asia Pacific, where he was based out of Hong Kong. Tu 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 acted as a special assistant to the State Department’s Legal Advisor.
Born in New York City, Tu 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. Tu is married and has two sons.