Elon Musk: Tesla Building 'Hardcore Litigation Department' to 'Execute Lawsuits'

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Posted: May 22, 2022 4:00 PM
Elon Musk: Tesla Building 'Hardcore Litigation Department' to 'Execute Lawsuits'

Tesla CEO and billionaire Elon Musk is expanding its legal department with the intent to of filing lawsuits. 

In a tweet, Musk said his company was “looking to hire” in an effort to “build its hardcore litigation department,” adding “we (will) directly initiate and execute lawsuits.” 

Musk said the team will report to him personally. 

According to the head of the department himself, Musk said the company made two commitments on how the department will work. The first is the department will never seek victory in a just case against the company, even if it will probably win. 

And second, the department will never surrender/settle an unjust case against the company, even if it will probably lose.

Musk continued to say he is “looking for hardcore street fighters, not white-shoe lawyers like Perkins or Cooley who thrive on corruption,” promising that there “will be blood.” 

According to the Washington Examiner, “Perkins” is a reference to Perkins Coie, a legal firm that previously employed Marc Elias, a lawyer now under scrutiny in several legal cases connected to Hillary Clinton.

And “Cooley” seems to be a reference for Cooley LLP, a legal firm that Tesla previously employed. To which Musk asked Cooley to fire one of its attorneys, and when the Cooley refused to do so, the contract was lost.