Jack Sharman, Brandon Essig Quoted by Several News Outlets on SBF Trial, Georgia Election Case
November 15, 2023
Media outlets turned to partners Jack R. Sharman and Brandon K. Essig recently for their informed perspectives on the trial of Samuel Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. Sharman was also quoted or mentioned by several outlets regarding the Georgia election interference case against Donald Trump. He currently serves as special counsel to Georgia’s secretary of state in that matter.
Sharman appeared in the following stories:
- Blockworks: “Sam Bankman-Fried will testify in FTX trial”
- Blockworks: “How long could Bankman-Fried go to jail following trial?”
- Blockworks: “White-collar defense lawyer weighs in on SBF trial: ‘If I had to place a wager…’”
- The Messenger: “Attorneys for Trump Co-Defendant, Georgia Agencies Clash Over Subpoenas for 2020 Election Records”
- WSBTV: “Attorneys for election interference defendant says they can prove Donald Trump won 2020 election”
- Law360: “Another Ballot Tally Will Prove Trump Win In Ga., Judge Told”
Essig was quoted by Bloomberg Law in the story “SBF’s Testimony Was Necessary Risk for Defense With Few Options”.
Sharman has practiced law for more than 30 years and leads the firm’s White-Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations practice. He was special counsel to the House Banking Committee during its Whitewater investigation of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. In 2016, he was appointed as special counsel to the Alabama House Judiciary Committee for the impeachment investigation of former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.
Essig is a veteran litigator and former assistant U.S. attorney with a robust civil, white-collar and investigations practice. He has tried dozens of high-profile jury cases and his courtroom experience includes both civil and criminal trials in state and federal courts, as well as multiple appellate arguments. Essig also handles a diverse docket of civil cases for the firm’s clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration forums.