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Larry Sonsini joins Tesla Motors board

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  1. doug

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    Hey Doug,

    did you notice the infamous phrase in the following paragraph?

    "Laurie Yoler, who has served on the Tesla Motors board since the company's founding, will transition to the Tesla Motors Advisory Board."

    "Transition to the TM Advisory Board". Hmm, what does that mean again? Oh, yes, "don't let the door hit you on the way out"!

    BTW, does anybody know anything about Laurie Yoler? Who appointed her? Was she let go because she still had some residue of conscience?

    All the best,

    Chris H.
     
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    #3 doug, May 13, 2008
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    Never heard of her before today, but here's her description the Google cached version of the TM site.

     
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    Marc and I appointed Laurie shortly after we founded the company. We knew her from our stint at Packet Design, where she was part of the Marketing team. I was impressed by the connections she had in Silicon Valley - connections that served Tesla well in its fund raising efforts.

    You can imagine my excitement about her joining the advisory board.:biggrin:
     
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    More lawyers

    You have to wonder what will be the impact of adding another lawyer to Tesla's board. Will they become even more litigious? Note that Board Member Ira Ehrenpreis worked for a while as a lawyer at Wilson Sonsini.
     
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    Maybe there'll be a TV show spin-off:-

    "Tes L.A. LAW" :biggrin:
     
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    Good on you Malcom.

    If Tesla truely does get a rep for litigious embroilments they will get known as "Teslaw".
     
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    My guess is that Sonsini was invited on board for his security law expertise rather than his litigation expertise.
     

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