Richard Jaffe, Esq.Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Mr. Jaffe served as a director of the Science Center from 1999 until 2014, and served as Board Chair from 2002 to 2011. He has been a director emeritus since 2014.
Mr. Jaffe is a partner at Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm with offices in Philadelphia and other cities. He practices in the area of corporate finance with an emphasis on private equity law, and focuses on advising funds on control and non-control investments, fund formation and operation, divestitures, corporate finance and venture capital financing, particularly in the alternative energy, technology and manufacturing industries. Mr. Jaffe regularly represents private equity funds and other investors and strategics in corporate transactions and advises business owners and PE portfolio companies on raising capital to grow and exit their companies, as well as structuring public and private securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions. In addition, he counsels boards and committees of boards on corporate governance issues, and is a frequent lecturer on these issues.
Mr. Jaffe is a past chair of the Business Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Since 2007, Mr. Jaffe has been listed in Chambers USA annually. Mr. Jaffe serves on the global board of directors for the Association for Corporate Growth and the advisory board for the Center for Corporate Governance at the Drexel University LeBow School of Business. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
Mr. Jaffe received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law.