Viet Dinh, Fox Corporation's senior lawyer, will leave the organization after overseeing a $787.5 million settlement in Dominion Voting Systems' defamation claims.
The settlement was in response to Dominion's accusations of promoting election tampering rumors during the 2020 US presidential election.
Dinh's legal strategy resulted in one of the largest defamation settlements in US history.
Emails and texts uncovered during the case were embarrassing for Fox News and its management, including Lachlan Murdoch and his father Rupert.
The settlement was less than Dominion's sought damages of $1.6 billion, leading to Tucker Carlson's abrupt departure from the network.
Viet Dinh, a Harvard-educated attorney, had considerable influence within Fox and shared a close relationship with Lachlan Murdoch.
Dinh received a lump-sum payment of $23 million and will serve as a company adviser through 2025.
Lachlan Murdoch expressed appreciation for Dinh's contributions to Fox over the years.
Dinh treasured his relationship with Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch and their colleagues.
The settlement marked a significant event involving defamation claims, legal strategy, and leadership changes within Fox Corporation.