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Lightfoot, Franklin & White Partner Jack Sharman Named to Leadership Birmingham’s 2019 Class
September 12, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (September 13, 2018) — Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC partner Jack Sharman has been named to the 2019 class of Leadership Birmingham. Each year, 50 community leaders from diverse backgrounds are chosen to participate in the program.
Through a series of monthly programs, these leaders come to know and understand more about the Birmingham community and one another as they explore issues and exchange ideas. The goal is to provide them with information and networks so they can be more effective as leaders. Leadership Birmingham programs explore critical issues in education, government, health care, social services, diversity, criminal justice, economic development and quality of life. The program’s opening retreat takes place this week.
“We’re proud to have Jack participating in this selective program,” said Lightfoot managing partner Melody Eagan. “He’s a leader in the firm, the legal industry and the Birmingham community. I know he will represent us well.”
Sharman has practiced law for nearly 30 years and leads the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Corporate Investigations practice. He was the former special counsel to the House Banking Committee during its Whitewater investigation of President Bill Clinton in the 1990s. In 2016, Sharman was appointed as special counsel to the Alabama House Judiciary Committee for the impeachment investigation of former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.