“Has a terrific practice on both the debt and equity sides”
“Stands out for his talent at handling leveraged finance transactions and is particularly adept at representing global clients in major IPOs”Chambers USA 2020

Marc D. Jaffe

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

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 and leadership. He has been named a Distinguished Leader by the New York Law Journal and Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer for representing Manchester United in its landmark 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 390 debt and equity offerings, including nearly 70 IPOs and more than 100 high yield offerings. Select issuers included:

  • At Home Group
  • Bojangles’
  • Camping World
  • Canada Goose
  • Casper Sleep
  • Ceridian
  • Civitas Solutions
  • Criteo
  • El Pollo Loco
  • EverQuote
  • EVO Payments
  • Farfetch.com
  • Fiverr
  • Floor & Décor Holdings
  • J. Jill
  • La Quinta
  • Lemonade
  • Manchester United
  • National Vision Holdings
  • Nord Anglia Education
  • Peloton
  • SciPlay
  • SeaWorld Entertainment
  • Shift4
  • SmileDirect
  • Spotify
  • Teladoc
  • trivago
  • Vroom
  • WCI Communities
  • Zoe’s Kitchen
  • Zoominfo
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