Jay A. Dubow, a partner with Pepper Hamilton, a member of the firm’s White Collar Litigation and Investigations Practice Group and a co-chair of the Securities and Financial Services Enforcement Group, was quoted in the December 13, 2018 Washington Post article, "Elon Musk, the Say Anything CEO."
Other governance experts also made the comparison. Musk, said Jay Dubow, a former SEC lawyer and co-chair of Pepper Hamilton's securities and financial services enforcement group, "says things that most people in those positions wouldn't say, except perhaps the president."
"It's really bizarre that he would go out of his way to stick his thumb in the SEC's eye and criticize them when he's still CEO and director of a public company," Dubow said. "But there's no prohibition of him saying things about [the SEC]. It's not illegal."