Marc D. Jaffe

  • Partner
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1281


Marc Jaffe, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Corporate Department, represents leading issuers, investment banking firms, and investors in both public and private debt and equity offerings, as well as in lending transactions.

Mr. Jaffe regularly handles high-profile and precedent-setting corporate finance matters on behalf of prominent US and foreign investment banks, public companies, non-US corporations, private equity funds, and mezzanine investment funds. He also advises on general securities and corporate matters. His broad industry experience includes the technology, entertainment, financial services, gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, media and telecommunications, and retail sectors.

Mr. Jaffe guides clients on diverse types of capital markets and financing transactions, including:

  • Bridge lending and loan commitments
  • Exchange offers
  • Initial public offerings
  • Restructurings
  • Secondary and follow-on offerings
  • Tender offers and consent solicitations

Mr. Jaffe has earned widespread recognition for his trailblazing practice work, including by The American Lawyer, which selected him as a Dealmaker of the Year for his leading role in Manchester United’s 2012 IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. The Legal 500 US named Mr. Jaffe to its Hall of Fame, describing him as “pre-eminent in the capital markets space,” “head and shoulders above the rest,” and “a leading light.” He has also been ranked as one of the leading capital markets lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500, and has been recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America.


Mr. Jaffe previously served as Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice.

Mr. Jaffe is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Securities Regulation Committee of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a frequent speaker on securities law-related topics.



Since 2011, Mr. Jaffe has represented underwriters and issuers in more than 360 debt and equity offerings, including more than 60 IPOs and nearly 100 high yield offerings. Select issuers included:

  • At Home
  • Bojangles’
  • Camping World
  • Ceridian
  • Civitas Solutions
  • Criteo
  • El Pollo Loco
  • EverQuote
  • EVO Payments
  • Fiverr
  • La Quinta
  • Manchester United
  • Nord Anglia Education
  • SciPlay
  • SeaWorld Entertainment
  • Spotify
  • WCI Communities
  • Zoe’s Kitchen

Thought Leadership

  • Spotify Case Study: Structuring and Executing a Direct Listing -  June 21, 2018
  • Sizing Up 2017's IPO Market -  March 28, 2017
  • The Latham US IPO Guide -  July 11, 2016
Marc Jaffe is “top notch” and particularly well known for his expertise in IPOs.Chambers USA 2019
Bar Qualification
  • New York
  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1993
  • AB, Harvard University, 1990
  • Entertainment, Sports & Media
  • Communications
  • Financial Institutions
  • Hospitality, Gaming & Leisure
  • Retail & Consumer Products
  • Capital Markets
  • Public Company Representation
  • Israel Practice
  • Restructuring & Special Situations
  • Banking