Marc Jaffe, Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins’ New York office, represents leading companies, investment banking firms, and investors in both public and private equity and debt offerings and corporate matters.

Mr. Jaffe regularly handles high-profile and precedent-setting corporate matters on behalf of prominent US and foreign companies, investment banks, private equity and venture capital funds, and other investors. His broad industry experience includes the technology, entertainment, retail and consumer, financial services, gaming, hospitality, manufacturing, energy, and media and telecommunications sectors.

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

  • Initial public offerings
  • Secondary and follow-on offerings
  • Private placements
  • Debt offerings
  • Restructurings


Mr. Jaffe currently serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office. He previously served as Global Chair of Latham’s Corporate Department and Global Co-Chair of the Capital Markets Practice.

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

Since 2011, Mr. Jaffe has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 450 equity and debt offerings, including more than 80 IPOs and more than 115 high yield offerings. Select IPOs include:

  • At Home Group
  • Birkenstock
  • Bojangles’
  • Camping World
  • Canada Goose
  • Casper Sleep
  • Ceridian
  • Coinbase
  • Criteo
  • Dole
  • Duckhorn
  • East Resources Acquisition Company
  • El Pollo Loco
  • Endeavor
  • European Wax Center
  • EverQuote
  • EVO Payments
  • Fiverr
  • Floor & Décor Holdings
  • GitLab
  • Golden Nugget
  • GoodRx
  • J. Jill
  • Kaltura
  • La Quinta
  • Lemonade
  • Lulu's Fashion Lounge
  • Manchester United
  • National Vision Holdings
  • Nord Anglia Education
  • Oatly
  • Peloton
  • Riskified
  • Rivian
  • SciPlay
  • SeaWorld Entertainment
  • Shift4
  • SmileDirect
  • Spotify
  • Teladoc
  • trivago
  • Vertex
  • Vroom
  • Warby Parker
  • WCI Communities
  • Zoe’s Kitchen
  • ZoomInfo

Bar Qualification

  • New York


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 1993
  • AB, Harvard University, 1990
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September 16, 2022 Recognition

MVP: Latham's Marc Jaffe

Marc Jaffe of Latham & Watkins LLP's capital markets practice led electric vehicle maker Rivian through its IPO, resulting in the biggest IPO of 2021 with a valuation of US$11.9 billion.