Lawsuit-plagued clean-tech darling Tesla Motors has hired a new general counsel. Jonathan Sobel, the one-time Yahoo GC, will take the reins from Craig Harding later this month, Tesla announced Tuesday. The move comes as the electric carmaker continues to gain prominence. It also comes as Tesla has suffered legal setbacks and is facing a number of lawsuits, including a bitter spat between headstrong CEO Elon Musk and ousted co-founder Martin Eberhard.
Tesla Taps Former Yahoo GC for Top Legal Post
September 4, 2009