Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. (NWS), coming to America, has added a former U.S. assistant attorney general to its board.

Joining News Corp.'s board, the company said Friday, will be Viet Dinh, professor of law at Georgetown University. Also elected to the board is Peter Barnes, a former president of Philip Morris Asia who lives in Sydney.

With the simultaneous resignation of Graham Kraehe, a director since 2001, News Corp.'s board now stands at 14 members. Kraehe was recently appointed chairman of the National Australian Bank.

In a statement, Murdoch praised Kraehe's service, including his work as chairman of the company's audit committee. Kraehe, in turn, expressed his support for the Australia-based News Corp.'s recent announcement that it will reincorporate in the U.S.

"I fully support the proposed restructuring of News Corporation and the dual listing in North America, which I think will be to the benefit of all shareholders," Kraehe said.

Murdoch acknowledged incoming director Barnes' experience in consumer markets worldwide, and praised Dinh's "academic brilliance and sheer hard work." Dinh, now 36, arrived in the U.S. as a Vietnamese refugee at age 10.

Dinh clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and served as counsel to the Special Master mediating lawsuits by Holocaust victims against German and Austrian financial institutions.

"His work as a key advisor to the Bush Administration in the war on terror has been invaluable to the security of the American people," Murdoch said.

More from Technology

Experts Break Down GDPR Risks for Investors

Experts Break Down GDPR Risks for Investors

4 Billionaires Trying to Make Space Travel a Reality

4 Billionaires Trying to Make Space Travel a Reality

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Deflects Tough Questions From European Parliament

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Deflects Tough Questions From European Parliament

These 5 Autonomous Driving Stocks Are Flashing Buy Signals

These 5 Autonomous Driving Stocks Are Flashing Buy Signals

10 Seconds To Genius: Facebook

10 Seconds To Genius: Facebook