Sam Enzer Quoted in The Wall Street Journal as Jury Selection for Bankman-Fried Case Begins
With jury selection beginning in the criminal case against FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who is on trial for a series of actions that allegedly led to the fall of the crypto exchange last year, Sam Enzer, Chair of Cahill’s Cryptocurrency & Blockchain practice, weighed in on how prosecutors might prep for a jury that may not know much about the world of cryptocurrencies, as part of a recent article in The Wall Street Journal.
“While prosecutors typically don’t use jury consultants, they test their approaches on other audiences, including the grand jury, which has the opportunity to ask questions before deciding whether to issue an indictment, said Samson Enzer, who handled an early wave of crypto cases before leaving the U.S. attorney’s office in 2021. Prosecutors might also run through opening statements before an audience of office staff, including nonlawyers such as paralegals and agents, he said.”
But Enzer, now at law firm Cahill Gordon & Reindel, said his best audience was closer to home. “I always run what I’m going to do by my mom,” he said. “If my mom gets it, a jury will get it.””
To read the article, “Crypto Could Be a Mystery to Jurors in Bankman-Fried Case,” by James Fanelli and Corinne Ramey, please click here.