The Merry Crusader: Judge Jed Rakoff

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT) -- If things had gone differently, you might have known the name Jed Rakoff from the white lights of a Broadway marquee rather than the headlines of business section op-eds.

As a young man fresh out of law school, Rakoff moved to New York with grand plans to lead a double life — law firm associate by day, author of musical comedies by night — but was soon forced to shelve his artistic dreams in favor of his law career.

“My friend was a gifted musician, and I...
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