President Donald Trump has hired Jane Raskin ’80 and her husband Martin Raskin of Miami to defend his presidency. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani rounds out the President’s new legal hires to assist him as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians during the 2016 campaign.
Highly regarded for her legal skills and professional ethics, Jane Raskin began her career at the former Bingham McCutcheon, then joined the Department of Justice as a trial attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section’s Boston Strike Force in 1983. After three years of investigating and prosecuting major organized crime cases, including the nine-month trial and conviction of the underboss of the New England mafia, Raskin was appointed Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division in Washington, DC, where she advised on sensitive cases, policy, and assisted in the supervision of criminal investigations and prosecutions nationwide. According to her firm’s website, she later served as First Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
She and her husband of 17 years, also a former prosecutor, met at an ABA conference in New Orleans, where she was delivering a lecture on white collar crime. Their Miami firm, Raskin & Raskin, specializes in white collar work.
Last week’s announcement of his new lawyers follows months of turmoil within the President’s legal ranks, which struggled with departures and refusals by prominent attorneys to join his team.
Read more about the Raskins in a September 12 profile in Bloomberg.