2013 The Root 100

A rising star in the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York.

  • Influence: 157.8
  • Reach: 6.73
  • Substance: 7.8
  • Media Mentions: 167
  • Internet Mentions: 31700
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  • Randall Jackson

  • Successfully prosecuting the lurid "Cannibal Cop" case in New York City.
  • Job: U.S. attorney
  • Sector: Government/Politics
  • Location: New York City
  • Age: 34
  • Bio:

    What do the conviction of Gilberto Valle, the "Cannibal Cop," the case of wannabe Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and the nation's largest narcoterrorism case have in common? Randall Jackson, the brilliant assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, was behind each of these trials, prosecuting and winning them all. The Harvard Law grad, by way of Morehouse College, is ringing bells with his habit for winning and his way with words. Next up for Jackson is the prosecution of five former employees of Wall Street swindler Bernie Madoff. The trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 7. If his track record is any indicator, this rising legal star will win that case, too. 

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