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Musk Missteps Dredged Up With Lawyer's Exit, Misfired Tweet

  • Dane Butswinkas returning to trial practice in Washington
  • Jonathan Chang, 40, takes over after problematic post by Musk
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Tesla Says General Counsel Exits Company After Only Two Months
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The miscues that made 2018 an agonizing year for Elon Musk are back.

Tesla Inc. announced its general counsel is leaving Wednesday, two months after hiring him in the wake of Musk’s run-in with U.S. securities regulators. Hours before that news, the chief executive officer was sending tweets reminiscent of those that put him and the company in legal jeopardy last year, leading to a settlement that was supposed to result in oversight of posts that were material to the electric-car maker.