Why Elon Musk Should Stop Tweeting

January 12, 2022
Hosted by Carliss Chatman

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Elon Musk, Time Person of the Year, has tweeted himself into trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on more than one occasion. Most notably, when he declared he would take Tesla private for $420 a share, and recently when he polled the Twitterverse on whether he should sell some of his Tesla stock and pay taxes. Why is this a problem? Why does the SEC and the stock market care? Because whenever Musk tweets, the market moves. On this episode my guests Cathy Hwang, Barron F. Black Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, and Benjamin Edwards, Director of the Public Policy Clinic at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law will help break down the stock market, the role of the SEC, and why Musk's tweets matter to Tesla and its investors.

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Carliss Chatman

Carliss Chatman is an Associate Professor specializing in corporate and commercial law. Her eleven years of legal practice before entering the academy lends a common sense approach to her teaching and scholarship. She specializes in bringing practical experience to all of her classes, making complex legal concepts within reach for students of all backgrounds. Through service on the Advisory Board of Compliance.ai, she has worked on the cutting edge of legal regulatory technology, helping to train the machine learning platform to anticipate the research needs of those in the compliance and regulatory legal space. Her experience in leadership of non-profit boards and over two decades of social activism has allowed Professor Chatman to develop expertise on matters involving race, women's rights, and educational access. Her scholarship, teaching and service have been celebrated and awarded by her faculty and peers. She is the 2021 Recipient of Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, presented by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups, the 2020 Recipient Jessine A. Monaghan Fellowship, an award for experiential education, given in recognition of contributions to the transactional component of the Law School’s experiential program and the 2020 Recipient Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship.

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