The Hon. Jed S. Rakoff is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. He was nominated by President William Clinton in 1996 and assumed senior status in 2010. Judge Rakoff previously served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Judge Rakoff also practiced as a white-collar criminal defense attorney, and is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School.