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Rew Ikazaki

Rew Ikazaki

Tesla Motors, Inc.
Senior Counsel
Palo Alto, CA, USA


Rew Ikazaki is currently a member of Tesla Motors' legal team, helping to deliver its all electric Model S sedan. Prior to joining Tesla, he worked at Trident Microsystems and also spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems.   During his career, Rew has held both individual contributor and management roles, providing legal support for business and engineering teams (hardware servers; microprocessors; manufacturing; software; and services), and providing strategic advice and counsel to Executive Vice-Presidents and senior management.  Rew has negotiated and drafted complex commercial and technology agreements (licenses - hardware/software; joint development; manufacturing; service/support) and has also led the products, technology and IP due diligence and post-close integration in M&A transactions. Earlier in his career, Rew worked in Tokyo for five years, serving as foreign counsel at a Japanese law firm and later joining the legal department of Japan's second largest diversified ink and chemical manufacturer.
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