Following graduation from UC Hastings, Max completed an academic fellowship. He conducted research and drafted briefs concerning a variety of issues relating to international climate change, with a focus on programs designed to curb rising carbon levels by encouraging sustainable forestry practices in developing nations. He also provided editing for a manuscript dealing with the history of the militarization of United Nations peacekeeping missions. That manuscript was published in 2011.

His work at Walkup has focused predominantly in the mass torts arena, seeking justice for plaintiffs injured by drugs and medical devices. Where federal regulations and corporate responsibility fail the public, relief in the civil courts is often the best or only vehicle to promote and realize the rights of injured medical patients.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Consumer Attorneys of California