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Elon Musk Switches Lawyers While Facing SEC Contempt Motion

  • John Hueston represents Tesla, CEO in high-profile lawsuits
  • Ex-prosecutor replaces attorneys from Williams & Connolly
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Elon Musk has turned to former Enron Corp. prosecutor John C. Hueston to fend off the Securities and Exchange Commission’s bid to punish him for allegedly violating a court order that he can’t tweet material information about Tesla Inc. without company approval.

Hueston, of Los Angeles-based Hueston Hennigan LLP, is already defending Musk in a defamation lawsuit by British caver Vernon Unsworth, whom Musk called a "pedo guy" in a tweet, and he represents Tesla in a lawsuit with a former employee in Nevada who the company alleges started a sabotage campaign after he was denied promotion.