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.
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
Mr. Jaffe has earned widespread recognition for his trailblazing practice and leadership. He has been named a Distinguished Leader and Dealmaker of the Year by the New York Law Journal. In addition, he has been awarded Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer for representing Manchester United in its landmark IPO on the New York Stock Exchange and for representing Rivian in the largest IPO of 2021. Business Insider also recognized Mr. Jaffe for his work on the Rivian IPO, naming him one of the top nine “go-to lawyers” advising electric vehicle companies and battery startups. 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 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.