Peter Jaffe

Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Peter Jaffe

Peter Jaffe

Counsel at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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Peter Jaffe is counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and serves as the Deputy Chair of the Anti-Corruption & FCPA Practice Group. He focuses on counseling, compliance program design and implementation, M&A and transactional due diligence, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and corruption-related internal investigations and corporate governance issues.

EXPERIENCE

Peter previously served as Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of The AES Corporation, where he managed the company's global ethics and compliance program, designed and implemented corporate compliance polices, oversaw internal investigations and conducted due diligence on major M&A transactions and foreign investments in high-risk countries.

Peter has advised numerous leading multinational corporations on the design and implementation of corporate compliance and training programs, and the financial controls related to such programs, with an international emphasis. He has represented clients before the United States Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and other U.S. and non-U.S. regulatory agencies. Peter has significant expertise in anti-corruption laws, including the FCPA and U.K. Bribery Act, securities and accounting matters, officers and directors liability, corporate governance, financial fraud and other regulatory issues. He also has comprehensive experience conducting complex internal and independent investigations for corporations and audit committees.

Earlier in his career, Peter was President and Chief Legal Officer of a multimillion dollar technology and services company. He worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice, where he was assigned to serve as special assistant in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. During his tenure at the Department of Justice, Peter also served as counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, where he advised the United States Senate on constitutional law and domestic and international criminal issues.

Peter frequently speaks on FCPA and other ethics and compliance issues. He has been recognized by Ethisphere Magazine as one of the top ethics and compliance officers of major companies and included on its list of "Attorneys Who Matter in Ethics and Compliance." Peter is a member of the Board of Directors of the Ethics Research Center and the Ethics and Compliance Association, where he was the founding chairman of its Global Business Interest Group.

Peter graduated from Michigan Law School where he was notes and associate editor of the Michigan Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

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Education
Graduate, Order of the Coif

The University of Michigan, founded in 1817, celebrates a long and distinguished history. It was in 1787 that the Northwest Territorial Ordinance provided public land for this and other Midwestern universities and established a tradition of respect for excellence in higher education. Three Native American nations—the Ojibwa (Chippewa), Odawa (Ottawa), and Bodewadini (Potawatomi)—subsequently granted certain lands for use of the University of Michigan and by the end of the 19th century, Michigan was the largest and most generously supported public university in America and already a leader in graduate education. The University of Michigan Law School, one of the oldest law schools in the nation, was founded in 1859. But unlike other highly selective law schools established in that era, admission was never restricted to the privileged. When Gabriel Hargo graduated from the Law School in 1870, Michigan—then the largest law school in the country—became the second American university to confer a law degree on an African American. That same year, Michigan was the first major law school to admit a woman, and in 1871, graduate Sarah Killgore became the first woman with a law degree in the nation to be admitted to the bar; by 1890, Michigan had graduated more women than any other law school. That commitment to access and diversity joined an equally powerful commitment to excellence, which continues to this day.

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Notes & Associate Editor
Prior

The Michigan Law Review is an American law review established in 1902, after Gustavus Ohlinger, a student in the Law Department (now the Law School) of the University of Michigan, approached the dean with a proposal for a law journal. The Michigan Law Review was originally intended as a forum in which the faculty of the Law Department could publish its legal scholarship. The faculty resolution creating the Michigan Law Review required every faculty member to submit two articles per year to the new journal.

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Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
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The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is a global power company that owns and operates a diverse and growing portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses, which provide reliable, affordable energy to customers in 27 countries. AES understands that a reliable, affordable supply of electricity is essential to human progress, economic growth, public health and security. Our power plants encompass a broad range of technologies and fuel types, including coal, diesel, hydropower, gas, oil, wind and biomass. Our utilities power several diverse markets, from São Paulo to Indianapolis to Douala. Combining deep local insight with a global presence and more than 30 years of experience, AES has a proven commitment to ensuring operational excellence in providing electricity to its customers.

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Banijay Group SAS, Financière LOV SAS purchase Endemol Shine Group Ltd. from The Walt Disney Company, Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Apollo Global Management, Inc. /Private Equity

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Rhône Capital LLC purchases Lummus Technology LLC from McDermott International, Inc.

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KPS Capital Partners LP purchases Lufkin Industries LLC from Baker Hughes Co.

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