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Being Elon Musk’s Lawyer Is an Exhilarating Job, While It Lasts

June 8, 2020, 11:01 AM

Managing Elon Musk, as a business leader and cultural icon, has long fallen to lawyers at Tesla Inc. who wrestle with his delight in flouting authority while reveling in his vision that produced an electric car for the masses and pulled off the first human space mission by a private company.

A handful of former Tesla in-house lawyers spoke with Bloomberg Law about the challenges in counseling Musk, whose ambition and impulsive nature has led to tenures both exciting and brief for his advocates. Tesla has had seven general counsels in the past 10 years. Brian Baxter has the story ...