Jed Saul Rakoff (1943-) is a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated by Bill Clinton and went onto the bench on January 4, 1996. Previously, he had been in private law practice for 15 years, then in the office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, as Assistant United States Attorney from 1973 to 1980, and then Chief, Business and Securities Fraud Prosecutions, 1978-1980. Prior to that, he was in private practice for two years.
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His undergraduate education was from Swarthmore College (1966); he received a M.Phil from Balliol College of Oxford University (1966); his law degree was from Harvard in 1969, followed by clerking for Judge Abraham Freedman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 1969-1970.
- The Honorable Jed Rakoff Approves Settlement of SEC'S Claim for a Civil Penalty Against Worldcom, U.S. Department of Justice, July 7 2003. Retrieved on 2007-10-26.
- Impath CEO Sentenced For Fraud, North Country Gazette, January 23 2006. Retrieved on 2007-10-10.
- Will Dunham. Partial list of Guantanamo detainees released, Indendent Online (South Africa), March 4 2006. Retrieved on 2007-10-10.