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Phil Rothenberg

Tesla Motors, Inc.
Associate General Counsel
Palo Alto, CA, USA


Philip L. Rothenberg

 Mr. Rothenberg is an Associate General Counsel with Tesla Motors, Inc. in Palo Alto, CA.  His practice focuses on corporate and securities matters. Prior to this time, he worked as an Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Corporation Finance. While at the SEC, he reviewed and commented on initial public registration statements of U.S. and foreign corporations on Forms S-1, and 20-F, annual reports on Form 10-K and proxy statements relating to annual shareholder meetings on Schedule 14A. Additionally, as a member of the 2007 to 2008 and 2008 to 2009 Division of Corporation Finance's Shareholder Proposal Task Force, he also reviewed shareholder proposals under Rule 14a-8.  While at the SEC, Mr. Rothenberg also served as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown lawschool where he co-taught two classes to JD and LLM students in the Securities and Financial Regulation program.

 Prior to working for the SEC, Mr. Rothenberg worked as an Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Washington, DC and Sydney, Australia, focusing on transactional legal matters, including various securities and M&A transactions, and as an Associate at Sullivan and Cromwell LLP in Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY focusing on the NYSE / SEC listing and registration of a Japanese company, and Rule 144A / Reg S securities offerings. He also provided general corporate and securities legal advice to U.S.-listed foreign and domestic companies.

 Mr. Rothenberg received a B.A. in Economics and Foreign Affairs from The University of Virginia, a Masters in International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina, and a J.D. from Georgetown lawschool..

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