David M. Jaffe
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023


David M. Jaffe is Regional Chief Counsel of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) New York regional office.  As Regional Chief Counsel, Mr. Jaffe oversees administrative cases brought by FINRA”s Department of Enforcement for violations of the federal securities laws and FINRA rules.  He joined FINRA (formerly known as NASD) in 1997.  Prior to joining FINRA, Mr. Jaffe was an attorney with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) where he prosecuted violations of the Commodity Exchange Act in federal and administrative court.  Prior to his time at the CFTC, Mr. Jaffe was a Senior Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York and was in private practice.   Mr. Jaffe has taught Trial Advocacy at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) since 2002 and is a frequent speaker at industry and bar association conferences.  Mr. Jaffe graduated cum laude from St. John’s University and received his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law.