Rew Ikazaki

Rew Ikazaki MAD 87 J.D. 87
Chief Counsel, Tesla Motors

Rew Ikazaki is a chief counsel with the Tesla Motors’ legal team, helping to deliver its all electric Model S sedan and Model X SUV; and its Powerpack and Powerwall energy storage products for both the commercial and consumer markets. Before joining Tesla, he worked at Trident Microsystems and also spent 11 years at Sun Microsystems where he rotated through nine positions covering “end to end” legal support of the engineering design, development, manufacture, and service support cycle for complex products and technologies (hardware and software).

Earlier in his career, Ikazaki spent five years in Tokyo where he worked at a Japanese law firm and as international inhouse counsel at Japan’s second largest ink and diversified chemical company.

More than anything else, Ikazaki is most proud of raising his son as a single parent, and sending him off to college and now dental school.