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Sean McKenna Talks Criminal Defense Strategy in Bloomberg Law

November 22, 2023

Spencer Fane attorney Sean McKenna was one of several recently interviewed by Bloomberg Law about the widely publicized and recently concluded United States v. Bankman-Fried fraud and conspiracy case.

Sean spoke with Bloomberg Law Reporter Holly Barker and provided his insights as a former prosecutor. He and several other criminal defense thought leaders opined on the choice of Bankman-Fried’s legal team to have the defendant take the stand.

“The conventional wisdom is that you don’t put your client on the stand unless there’s a really compelling reason to do so,” Sean said. “I think they probably felt they had no choice but to put him up.”

At Spencer Fane, Sean focuses his practice on solving clients’ health care needs and representing companies and executives in white-collar cases and investigations. He has 25 years of experience handling and defending health care and white-collar enforcement actions and offering fraud and abuse insight and analysis.

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