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Jack Sharman Joins Washington & Lee University Board of Trustees

February 13, 2024

Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partner Jack Sharman has been elected to the Washington & Lee University (W&L) board of trustees. He is set to be sworn in at the board’s May 2024 meeting. His election follows a nomination and voting process open to all W&L alumni, culminating in his selection from the top three nominees.  

Sharman graduated magna cum laude from W&L in 1983. As an alumnus, he has served on the W&L Alumni Association board of directors from 1994 to 1998 and as its president in 1997 and 1998. His contributions also include teaching as an adjunct professor at the W&L School of Law in 1992, serving as executive-in-residence at the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics in 2021, and participating on the Williams School advisory board member from 2017 to 2023.

“Jack’s election as a trustee underscores his commitment to excellence, integrity and community service, values he lives by at Lightfoot. He mentors, contributes and leads by example, embodying the Lightfoot Way,” said managing partner Melody Eagan. “We are proud to see him recognized for his outstanding contributions, both in and out of the courtroom.”

Sharman has practiced law for more than 30 years and leads Lightfoot’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. Currently, he serves as special counsel to the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State relating to inquiries into the 2020 presidential election. 

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