Wachtell Lipton Welcomes Litigation Partner Randall Jackson

Wachtell Lipton is pleased to announce that Randall Jackson has joined our Litigation Department.

Randall brings a wealth of experience to our team, having served as lead or co-lead attorney in over 20 federal trials, including some of the longest and most complex in recent years. He has also briefed and argued numerous appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals, and he has been instrumental in negotiating favorable resolutions of regulatory matters involving the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office and other agencies.

Before private practice, Randall served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Over the course of his career as a prosecutor, his work included securities fraud, accounting fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, public corruption, various tax crimes, terrorism and international narcotics trafficking.

In 2013, as a prosecutor, Randall successfully co-led the six-month long prosecution of five lieutenants of Bernard L. Madoff. He was awarded the U.S. Department of Justice’s Distinguished Service Award and the John Marshall Award for his work as a prosecutor on the Times Square Bomber and Madoff cases, respectively.

Randall has been cited in a variety of publications, including Forbes, as a force in the courtroom.  He is ranked by Chambers USA as one of the leading attorneys in the area of Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations and is recognized as a “Litigation Star” in Benchmark Litigation. In October 2023, he was named one of “The Most Powerful New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of” by New York Magazine.

Randall received his B.A. from Morehouse College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.