John Rackson represents clients in regulatory matters and complex litigation involving a broad range of issues. He counsels clients with respect to government review of mergers and acquisitions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and other antitrust and consumer protection matters. Mr. Rackson is actively involved in the firm’s representation of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in litigation in federal and state courts throughout the nation. In addition, Mr. Rackson maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on representation of asylum applicants.
Prior to joining Arnold & Porter, Mr. Rackson clerked for the Honorable D. Brooks Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
In 2006, Mr. Rackson obtained his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he was an Article Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and Co-Chair of the Harvard International Law Society. He received his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002.
- Federal Housing Finance Agency in numerous class action cases in federal district and appellate courts concerning the application of certain federal statutory tax exemptions to state and local real estate transfer taxes.
- Federal Housing Finance Agency in numerous cases concerning whether federally chartered entities are government actors for purposes of constitutional claims.
- Federal Housing Finance Agency in cases in federal district and appellate courts challenging FHFA's actions with respect to Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs.
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- JD, Harvard Law School, 2006, cum laude
- BA, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2002, summa cum laude
- District of Columbia
- New York
- US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, The Honorable D. Brooks Smith