Elizabeth Holmes Post Sentencing Analysis

On Friday, 11/18/22, a federal judge sentenced Elizabeth Holmes to over eleven years in prison. Ms. Holmes was convicted after trial of a “fake it ’till you make it” fraud involving her company Theranos, and the revolutionary blood testing technology dream machine that was not to be.

There are many lessons we can learn from what went down last week, so, helping us get Set For Sentencing, our old friend and guidelines expert, Mark Allenbaugh. Mark and I break down what it was, what it could have been, and what comes next. We also veer a way off the path, with admittedly wild speculation about whether Elizabeth Holmes may be on the Autism Spectrum, and if so, how that would have put her entire mitigation narrative in a different light. So, surf’s up. Let’s ride the wave of this consequential current sentencing event, and take away some practical tips for your own case in the process.