Michael Jaffe

Michael Jaffe

Baker & McKenzie LLP
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction


Michael is Counsel in the Geneva office of Baker McKenzie and a member of North America's Employment and Compensation Practice, as well as its North America Tax Practice. Michael spent more than 30 years at Big Four accounting firm, serving as a tax, compensation and benefits advisor to C-suite executives and Human Resources leaders at CAC 40/Fortune 100 companies. In addition, he advised on tax issues for over 35 international law firms and their partners, as well as numerous artists and public figures. A dual French-US national, Michael practiced in various leadership roles at his prior firm in both the US and Paris.

Practice Focus

Michael advises on compensation and benefits, individual tax and estate planning, human resources and taxation of international executives.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association
  • Paris Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • FrenchFounders


  • New York~United States
  • California~United States
  • Paris~France


  • Loyola University School of Law (JD) (1979)
  • University of California at Los Angeles (BA, summa cum laude) (1976)


  • English
  • French

Previous Offices

  • New York