Lily Fu Claffee Joins Fox

By Chris Ariens 

Lily Fu Claffee is joining Fox News as general counsel.

Claffee starts Monday. Dianne Brandi, head of legal and business affairs, remains on voluntary personal leave.

“Lily has a distinguished legal career in both the private sector and in public service,” said Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy. “We are pleased to add her extensive experience to our legal affairs team.”

Claffee joins from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where she was svp and general counsel since 2010. Before that, Claffee was a partner at the Jones Day law firm in the government regulation group. She’s also worked in Pres. George W. Bush’s Treasury Department and, from 2005-2006, at the Department of Justice.

Brandi began her leave last October. Over the years, during Roger Ailes’ reign at the network, she oversaw internal investigations of workplace harassment. Some of those internal investigations later resulted in lawsuits with accusers claiming Brandi didn’t do enough to investigate their claims.