Marc Jaffe is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Jaffe is the Global Chair of the Corporate Department and former Global Co-Chair of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice. His practice centers on corporate finance and general securities and corporate matters. His clients include US and foreign investment banks, New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq-listed companies, non-US corporations, private equity funds, and mezzanine investment funds.
Mr. Jaffe has substantial experience representing issuers, investment banking firms, and investors in public and private debt and equity offerings and lending transactions of all kinds in industries including: entertainment, financial services, gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, media and telecommunications, technology, and retail. He has also represented investment banks, companies, and investors in other engagements such as: exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations, restructurings, bridge lending and loan commitments, and other financing transactions.
Mr. Jaffe is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association, is on the Securities Regulation Committee of the Bar of the City of New York, and is a frequent speaker on securities law-related topics. Mr. Jaffe was recognized in The American Lawyer’s Dealmakers of the Year issue for his leadership of Manchester United’s 2012 IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.
In Chambers USA, impressed clients say he is "immediately responsive," "his legal analysis is spot-on," and he has “unbelievable judgment.” Mr. Jaffe was named to The Legal 500 US Hall of Fame and described as “pre-eminent in the capital markets space,” “head and shoulders above the rest,” and “a leading light.” He was also ranked as one of the leading capital markets lawyers by Chambers Global, Chambers USA, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500, and recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America.