Elon Musk’s Tesla Asked Law Firm to Fire Associate Hired From SEC

Published January 15, 2022

By: Rebecca Elliott, Justin Scheck, and Drew FitzGerald

Source: Wall Street Journal


A partner at law firm Cooley LLP got an unexpected call late last year from a Tesla Inc. lawyer delivering an ultimatum.


Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO and the world’s richest man, wanted Cooley, which was representing Tesla in numerous lawsuits, to fire one of its attorneys or it would lose the electric-vehicle company’s business, people familiar with the matter said.


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