Lily Fu Claffee ’93 Appointed General Counsel of FOX News

Lily Fu Claffee ’93 has been appointed general counsel of FOX News.

In making the announcement, FOX News Co-President Jack Abernethy said, “Lily has a distinguished legal career in both the private sector and in public service. We are pleased to add her extensive experience to our legal affairs team.”

Claffee added, “I look forward to embarking on this new and exciting role at an iconic network like FOX News, especially as the media landscape continues to undergo historic growth and change.”

Claffee was previously senior vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which she joined in 2010.

Prior to the Chamber, Claffee was a partner at Jones Day’s government regulation group in Washington, D.C. Before Jones Day, Claffee was the general counsel for the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2008 to 2009. Her prior experience also includes serving as the deputy general counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury, and as deputy associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice

At the Law School, Claffee was managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review. Upon graduating cum laude, she clerked for Judge Michael S. Kanne on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.