Tesla's general counsel resigned after just two months with the company, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Dane Butswinkas joined the electric car manufacturer in December. He will return to Washington to work at Williams & Connelly, and told the WSJ that he would continue to work for Tesla as an outside lawyer.
Butswinkas will be replaced by Jonathan Chang, a lawyer who spent nearly eight years at Tesla. He would have played a key role in negotiating the repayment of government loans by Tesla in 2013. He also participated in Tesla's controversial merger with SolarCity.
Tesla is currently the subject of an investigation by the SEC and the Department of Justice. The two agencies are currently investigating whether Tesla and his CEO, Elon Musk, are misleading investors and the public about the company's production figures.
Butswinkas is another name to add to a long list of executive departures from the company over the past year. Tesla Global Vice President of Global Recruitment Left Last Week. Last month, the company announced that its chief financial officer would withdraw for the second time. In September, Dave Morton, head of accounting at Tesla, left the company after only a few weeks, citing the intense pressure and monitoring she was showing.
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