Biography

Maxwell (“Max”) Weiss is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation department.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation (including class actions), privacy and data security matters, false advertising, law firm defense, and art and museum law.  Mr. Weiss is also a member of the firm’s Anti-Counterfeiting Practice and Brand Protection team, as well as its White-Collar Defense and Investigations group.

Since joining the firm, Mr. Weiss has represented individuals involved in criminal and regulatory investigations (none of which resulted in charges), multiple Fortune 500 companies as both a plaintiff and defendant in federal court, and trust companies and investment funds in New York state court.  Mr. Weiss has also conducted multiple investigations on behalf of a major professional sports league and television network into issues related to gambling (including allegations of an athlete “throwing” games), defamation, fraud, domestic violence, and other topics.  On behalf of a large pharmaceutical company and in coordination with law enforcement, Mr. Weiss conducted a civil seizure and coordinated the simultaneous freezing of millions of dollars in accounts associated with alleged counterfeiters.

From 2018 to 2020, Mr. Weiss served as a law clerk to the Hon. William J. Martini of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Prior to clerking, Mr. Weiss was an associate at an international law firm in New York.

Admissions
  • New York
Publications
  • "Corporate Recidivism in the FCPA Context" Compliance & Enforcement (July 7, 2017)
  • Essay, "The Constitutionality of SEC Administrative Law Judges: Exploring Hill v. SEC" 84 GEO. WASH. L. REV. 1407 (2016)
  • "Redefining the Scope of the Fourth Amendment in the 21st Century: The Wake‐Up Call of United States v. Jarrett" Crim. L. Soc’y Brief (Mar. 24, 2016)