Michael Jaffe is a partner at Wolf Haldenstein. He has particular expertise in class action litigation brought on behalf of employees under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Mr. Jaffe is a member of the Firm’s Investor Protection, Labor, Business Practice and Consumer Protection litigation practice groups with an emphasis on securities law, derivative law and consumer protection law. In his work in those areas, he has been part of a litigation team at the Firm that has recovered over $7 billion for investors.

Mr. Jaffe joined the firm as an associate in 1988 and became partner of the firm in 1999.

Representations

  • Served as co-lead counsel in federal complex securities and derivative litigation representing institutional and individual investors against public traded companies, obtaining significant recoveries against such companies.
  • Represented workers in complex class action litigation brought under ERISA.
  • Served as co-counsel in numerous consumer protection cases.

Affiliations

Community
Mr. Jaffe has served as an adjunct professor at the Law School of the City University of New York, Queens College and has also engaged in various pro bono activities throughout his career, including work on political asylum cases for the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.  Mr. Jaffe currently serves as a public school mentor and coaches youth sports in his community.

Awards

Bar Admittance

Education