Where Did Elon Musk Get All Of His Legal Training?

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I have some familiarity with the legal system. If you’re in enough lawsuits you pick up a few things along the way.

— Elon Musk, cracking a joke in response to a question asked during cross-examination by Gregory Varallo of Bernstein Litowitz, in the Tesla trial challenging his compensation. Varallo wondered if Musk was “trained as a lawyer” after the CEO said the consent decree he’d reached with the SEC in 2018 was “not valid as a foundation of law” because he entered it “under duress.”

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.


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