History of the Federal Judiciary

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Rakoff, Jed Saul
Born 1943 in Philadelphia, PA

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 11, 1995, to a seat vacated by David N. Edelstein. Confirmed by the Senate on December 29, 1995, and received commission on January 4, 1996. Assumed senior status on December 31, 2010.

Swarthmore College, B.A., 1964
University of Oxford, Balliol College, M.Phil., 1966
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1969

Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Abraham Freedman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1969-1970
Private practice, New York City, 1970-1972, 1980-1995
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1973-1980; chief, business and securities fraud prosecutions, 1978-1980


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