Fox Corporation has appointed Jeff A Taylor as General Counsel. Taylor, who joined FOX in 2019 as Executive Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, will oversee the company’s legal function.
Claudia Teran will remain Executive Vice President and Corporate General Counsel, as well as General Counsel of FOX Sports. Both Taylor and Teran will continue to report to Chief Legal and Policy Officer Viet D Dinh.
Dinh commented: “Jeff is the consummate professional. He confidently navigates complex legal matters, ensures best corporate governance, and inspires his teams. Jeff will put all that experience and expertise into greater action as he leads our legal function.”
Taylor added: “I look forward to contributing more broadly and deeply across the company while continuing to work with trusted colleagues and sharp legal minds like Claudia Teran and our business unit general counsels.”
Simultaneously, FOX has also announced that Nicholas Trutanich, former United States Attorney for Nevada, will join Taylor’s team as Executive Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer.
He will provide ethics advice, oversee compliance training and investigations, and be FOX’s point of contact with law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
Taylor commented: “Nick is an experienced trial lawyer, a proven leader, and an adviser with impeccable integrity. He is an ideal fit for our already strong team, and his expertise in gaming regulation will be invaluable as FOX continues its push into sports betting.”
Trutanich served as United States Attorney for the District of Nevada where he was the chief federal law enforcement officer for over three million residents and 50 million visitors. Prior to that he was First Assistant Attorney General of Nevada and an Assistant United States Attorney for the Central District of California.