Henry J. Jaffe

Henry J. Jaffe


Wilmington, DE
Phone: 302.777.6575    Fax: 302.421.8390

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4796    Fax: 215.981.4750


"Vast knowledge of the bankruptcy laws." -- Chambers USA 2019

“He is the bankruptcy doctor - he cures what ails you.” -- Chambers USA 2016

Henry Jaffe is a partner in the Corporate Restructuring and Bankruptcy Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Wilmington office.

Mr. Jaffe represents various types of clients in bankruptcy matters, including debtors, trustees, creditors’ committees, as well as secured, unsecured and administrative claimants.  He has defended and prosecuted numerous avoidance actions in various jurisdictions throughout the country and assisted creditors with various issues including the assumption and renegotiation of complex executory contracts and leases.  Mr. Jaffe has also been counsel for receivers in federal and state receivership actions and has advised clients on receiverships.

Mr. Jaffe is a frequent author and lecturer on various bankruptcy subjects. Since 2003, he has authored or co-authored the article covering recent case developments under section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code (preferences) for Norton’s Annual Survey of Bankruptcy Law. He also has published feature articles in Law 360 and authored the chapter on Delaware state court receiverships in the treatise Strategic Alternatives For and Against Distressed Businesses.

He has lectured on bankruptcy topics and authored materials for the American Conference of Bankruptcy Judge’s annual meeting, the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Construction Law Subcommittee and the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.  He has been a regular author and lecturer for continuing legal education provider, The Knowledge Group – lecturing on various issues of interest to creditors and parties in bankruptcy cases.  He also has prepared extensive bankruptcy materials for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference. Mr. Jaffe is a bench member of the Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court, for which he has appeared as a panelist and authored materials.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1991, associate editor, University of Pennsylvania International Journal of Comparative Labor Law
  • B.A., History, Columbia University, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware

Practice Areas

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