Tesla Hires Frank Brannen as Associate General Counsel of Litigation

Tesla has added another prominent figure to its litigation department. Frank Brannen, formerly a partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, has joined as the company’s Associate General Counsel of Litigation. This move comes as Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, continues to seek “hardcore” litigators to bolster the company’s legal defense and take an aggressive stance in court battles.

Before his tenure at Lewis Brisbois, Brannen spent nearly two decades at King & Spalding, an Atlanta-based law firm. According to a report from Law.com, his expertise and experience make him a valuable addition to Tesla’s legal team, which has historically witnessed a revolving-door leadership situation.

Tesla’s efforts to bolster its legal ranks began earlier in the year when the company appointed Brandon Ehrhart, the former legal chief of Dish Network, as its General Counsel. Ehrhart’s extensive legal background, including over two decades at Dish Network, positioned him as an ideal choice to lead Tesla’s legal affairs.

In addition to Brannen and Ehrhart, Tesla has recruited several other prominent litigators. Allison Huebert, formerly an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, now holds the position of Managing Counsel for Litigation at Tesla. Brittney Johnson, Timothy Kim, Taylor McConkie, and Adam Mehes are also recent additions to the legal team, contributing their expertise in complex litigation, employment law, and general counsel matters.

With the addition of Frank Brannen and other legal experts, Tesla aims to fortify its position and demonstrate its unwavering commitment to handling legal matters head-on. As the EV industry continues to grow and evolve, Tesla is gearing up to meet legal challenges with the same determination and innovation that have characterized its approach to technological advancements.

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