Jonathan Jaffee


PhD, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
JD, UCLA School of Law
AB, Princeton University

Areas of Expertise
Client Management, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Strategy, Business Law

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Assistant Professor

Jonathan Jaffee was formerly on the faculties of the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business) and Carnegie Mellon (Tepper School of Business), as well as being an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University (Graziadio School of Business). He is an active member of the California Bar Association, and has practiced law in both Los Angeles and Baltimore (Maryland), focusing on large-scale business litigation.



“Not All Ties Are Equal: The Temporal Dynamics of Professional Networks on Law Firm Performance,” with B. McEvily and M. Tortoriello, Organization Science, forthcoming.

“A Good Riddance? Spin-offs and the Technological Performance of Parent Firms,” with D. McKendrick and J. Wade, Organization Science, 2009.

“Law Firm Office Location and Firm Survival in Silicon Valley, 1969 to 1998,” Advances in Strategic Management, 2003.

“In the Bud? Analysis of Disk Array Producers as a (possibly) Emergent Organizational Form,” with D. McKendrick, G. Carroll, and O. Khessina, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2003.

“Institutional Change in Real-Time: The Development of Employee Stock Options for German Venture Capital,” with J. Freeman, Advances in Strategic Management, 2002.



MGT309 Business Law
MGT726 Creating Effective Organizations