Max tries high-stakes cases for plaintiffs and defendants in courtrooms across the country. He has secured significant victories for his clients in antitrust and unfair competition, trade secret, copyright, class action, securities, fintech, cannabis, civil rights, and other disputes, including a complete defense verdict in a billion-dollar antitrust class action after he discovered the class representatives lacked standing, leading to their unprecedented dismissal midtrial.
Max has also litigated issues of first impression, from the disposition of frozen embryos after separation or divorce to the recognition of marriage equality as a fundamental right under the Equal Protection Clause.
Max is Chair of the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and was appointed by the California State Bar to the Judicial Council of California, which is responsible for ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice. He also recently served on the Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission of the California State Bar, which vets the governor’s potential judicial candidates. In addition, Max is a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School and has taught at UC Hastings College of the Law, and he regularly presents on intellectual property, constitutional, and trial practice issues for legal industry and educational groups. Before joining Boies Schiller Flexner, Max clerked for Ninth Circuit Judges Marsha S. Berzon and Mary H. Murguia.
Max is the leader of the firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.