Bradley attorney Elisha Kobre was quoted in Bloomberg Law on the New York federal judge presiding over FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s criminal trial. The Justice Department is accusing Bankman-Fried of running a multibillion-fraud at FTX, in among the biggest white-collar crime cases in U.S. history.
U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan will oversee jury selection, which is set to begin Tuesday in the Southern District of New York. Kaplan, a New York City native appointed to the bench by President Bill Clinton in 1994, has a reputation among attorneys as an efficient trial judge. The judge, who took senior status in 2011, knows how to keep a trial moving, said Kobre, a former federal prosecutor who has appeared before Kaplan.
“Because of his level of experience, he’s able to deal with motions and legal issues that come up during trial with greater efficiency and greater speed, which is to the benefit of everyone,” Kobre explained.
The full article, “SBF Trial Judge Is Veteran of High-Stakes Courtroom Showdowns,” was published by Bloomberg Law on October 3, 2023.