History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
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.

Education:
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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