Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the CEO of FTX exchange, has submitted a request to subpoena documents from the previous law firm of FTX and Alameda Research, claiming that they could help his defense in a lawsuit against him.
SBF’s legal battle
SBF is currently facing a lawsuit from his former employer, Jane Street, which alleges that he violated his non-compete agreement by starting his own crypto trading firm, Alameda Research. Jane Street claims that SBF used proprietary trading strategies and information he learned while working for them to start his own firm.
The subpoena request
In his subpoena request, SBF is seeking documents from the law firm that represented FTX and Alameda Research before the two entities split up. He believes these documents could prove that he did not use any proprietary information from Jane Street to start Alameda Research.
If SBF is successful in obtaining these documents and they do indeed support his case, it could significantly strengthen his position in the lawsuit. However, it remains to be seen whether the court will grant his subpoena request and whether the documents will ultimately help or hurt his case.
SBF’s legal battle with Jane Street continues, and he is taking steps to defend himself against the allegations. His request to subpoena documents from the former law firm of FTX and Alameda Research could potentially provide valuable evidence in his favor. It will be interesting to see how this develops and whether it has any impact on the outcome of the lawsuit.