WASHINGTON (November 20, 2013) – Jaffe PR is pleased to name Jeff Kaufman, partner at Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP, as the first recipient of the newly created Friends of Jaffe Memorial Charity Award. The Friends of Jaffe Memorial Charity Award (FOJ Memorial Charity Award) was created to honor the legacy of mentorship and generosity left by Jaffe PR’s founder, Jay Jaffe, who passed away on November 21 of last year.

“For many years, we at Jaffe PR have used the term ‘Friends of Jaffe,’ or FOJ, to describe our friends and industry contacts who improve and champion the art of legal PR and marketing,” said Terry M. Isner, Jaffe PR’s Managing Director of Creative, Marketing and Business Development. “What better way to honor Jay than by recognizing the contributions of those who continue to make a difference in legal marketing.”

Jeff is chair of Oblon Spivak’s Trademark and Copyright Practice groups and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. As part of the award, Jaffe PR will divide a donation of $1,000 between the charities of Jeff’s choosing: the American Cancer Society and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

“Jeff has a long history of championing legal PR and marketing inside and outside his own firm,” said Vivian Hood, Jaffe PR’s Managing Director of Client Services. “We are pleased to recognize Jeff for all his efforts.”

Each November, a FOJ Memorial Charity Award recipient will be chosen and showcased in Jaffe PR’s weekly Newsstand newsletter and on the agency’s website. The award winner will choose from a select list of Jay’s favorite charities, and Jaffe PR will make a memorial donation of $1,000 in the names of the award recipient and Jaffe PR.

“Jay always had a philanthropic spirit, and we wanted to carry on with that tradition of giving back,” said Melinda Wheeler, Jaffe PR’s Managing Director of Operations and Finance.

About Jaffe PR

Jaffe PR is a full-service legal marketing and public relations agency, devoted solely to law firms, legal vendors and legal associations. The agency is a recipient of a 2013 Legal Marketing Association Your Honor Award and was named by the National Law Journal as the industry’s Best Social Media Consultant in 2012. Jaffe PR prides itself on its exceptional client service and its comprehensive service offerings, including media relations, legal marketing and business development, creative services, content marketing, search engine optimization, and rankings assistance. With experienced consultants throughout the country and into Canada, the agency operates within through a unique virtual office environment.