Marc Jaffe, partner in New York office of Latham & Watkins and Global Corporate Department Chair, has been named a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal (NYLJ), as part of the publication’s 2020 Professional Excellence Awards. The NYLJ said that the award “recognizes attorneys in leadership roles who achieved impressive results in the past year” and highlights “lawyers who had great performances while demonstrating clear leadership skills leading to positive outcomes.”
Jaffe is widely regarded as one of the world’s top capital markets lawyers and has been a driving force behind the firm’s continued growth in his role as Global Corporate Department Chair. He recently represented GoodRx, Vroom, Shift4 Payments, Lemonade, Casper Sleep, and Fiverr in their high-profile IPOs, as well as the underwriters in Saudi Aramco’s historic US$29.4 billion IPO, the largest IPO of all time. Jaffe also represented Spotify in its groundbreaking direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 2018, paving the way for other companies to use the approach to go public. Jaffe has been named a Dealmaker of the Year by the American Lawyer for representing Manchester United in its landmark IPO on the NYSE. He previously served as Global Co-Chair of Latham’s Capital Markets Practice.
Read Jaffe’s Q&A with the NYLJ about his proudest recent achievements, the qualities of a great leader, advice for someone considering a career in law or someone in the profession looking to make a greater impact, and how lawyers can adapt as the business and profession of law evolve.
This recognition is one of several impressive Professional Excellence Awards Latham received from the NYLJ. Read more about all the awards.