Washington Post articles on the trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes have quoted Jeffrey Bornstein, who heads up RBGG’s white collar criminal law practice.  

According to a Post article on August 31: “It’s not unusual to have some sort of psychological defense in a similar case,” said Jeffrey Bornstein, a white-collar criminal defense lawyer and partner at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld. “It’s a question of trying to explain away or at least put context in why would somebody do this.”

As the trial began on September 8, the Post reported

“Depending on what evidence the government unveils during the trial, Holmes’ defense could switch between different explanations for her conduct, said Jeffrey Bornstein, a white collar criminal defense lawyer at Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP. ‘It may be that she was aspirational, in other words, that she believed that if given time she would eventually be able to make things work,’ Bornstein said. ‘It may be that she’s going to take a position that she didn’t know and people lied to her. I think it’s going to be somewhere in the middle,’ he said.”