Max Feldman is a senior associate at Kaplan Hecker & Fink LLP.
Max was previously counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where he litigated high-profile voting rights cases in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level. Among his most significant matters were a challenge to Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s restrictions on absentee ballot drop-off locations ahead of the 2020 election, a challenge to the security of Georgia’s voter registration system that resulted in new provisions of state law, and a lawsuit that prevented Texas from turning over voter data to President Trump’s “voter fraud” commission. Max also provided legal and policy advice to policymakers and advocates on election issues, including providing assistance with legislative drafting. Max wrote a number of reports on election administration that have been cited extensively in the media, including by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, and Vox. A plan to protect the 2020 election from the coronavirus that he co-authored was widely endorsed by civil rights groups and political scientists.
Prior to his time at the Brennan Center, Max was a litigation associate at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. There, he maintained a complex commercial litigation practice, representing clients in a range of industries, including financial services and energy. A significant part of his practice focused on representing major financial institutions in litigation related to mortgages and mortgage-backed securities. In addition, he maintained a pro bono practice focused on immigration proceedings. Max also clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
Max received his J.D. magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as an articles editor of the NYU Law Review.
Prior to law school, Max worked as a speechwriter, including as the head speechwriter for Governor David Paterson of New York. He graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Philosophy.