Overview

Max has extensive experience representing management clients in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state and federal courts, and various local, state and federal agencies.

He also has handled Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement matters and litigated restrictive covenant, confidentiality and trade secret cases.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1976, cum laude
      Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Managing Editor
    • Bradley University, B.S., 1969

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)

        Professional Memberships

        • American Bar Association
               Commission on Disability Rights, Liaison
               Section of Labor and Employment Law, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee, Past Chair
        • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow

        Teaching Appointments

        • Adjunct Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
      • Insights

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        News Release

        Schiff Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2022

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 51 attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2022.

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        Super Lawyers Names 28 Attorneys to 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys have been recognized on the 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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        Eighty-One Attorneys Named to 2021 Leading Lawyers

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to have 81 attorneys named to the 2021 Leading Lawyers list.

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        Best Lawyers Recognizes 59 Schiff Attorneys, Six “Lawyers of the Year,” and 21 Ones to Watch

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.

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        Eighty-Eight Attorneys Named to 2020 Leading Lawyers

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 88 attorneys have been named to the 2020 Leading Lawyers list.

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        Thirty-Two Attorneys Named to 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

        We are pleased to announce that 32 Schiff Hardin attorneys have been recognized on the 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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        2020 Best Lawyers in America Lists Recognizes 63 Attorneys, Three “Lawyers of the Year”

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 63 attorneys have been included in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with three attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice.

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        2019 Leading Lawyers Lists Recognize 95 Schiff Attorneys

        Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to have 95 attorneys named to the 2019 Leading Lawyers list.

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        Super Lawyers Names 39 Schiff Attorneys to 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

        Two partners were recognized among “best of the best” on 2019 Illinois Top Lists

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        61 Schiff Attorneys Named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America List and Six Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”

        Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that 61 attorneys have been included in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, as well as six who were named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice.

        Other Publications

        • "Wrongful Termination Claims: A Preventative Approach," Practicing Law Institute (1991)

        Speeches & Presentations

        • “Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI),” Event: 14th EEO/Diversity Conference and Skills Building Workshop, Chicago (Nov. 14, 2005)
      • Citizenship

        Civic and Charitable Memberships

        • Northwest Community Hospital
               Board of Directors, Past Chair
               Nomination and Compensation Committee, Past Chair
      • Awards & Honors

        • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers  (2007, 2009, 2012-2013, 2015-2022)
        • Illinois Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters (2006-2009, 2011-2021)
        • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin’s Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2006-2021)
        • Chambers USA – Labor & Employment, Illinois (2007-2018); Employment: Mainly Defendant (2006)
        • “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation – Labor & Employment, Chicago, Best Lawyers (2016)
        • Who’s Who Legal – Management Labour & Employment, Law Business Research (2010 – 2016)
        • Top 10 Labor: Management Lawyers, Law Bulletin’s Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2015)
        • Top 250 Business Lawyers, Law Bulletin’s Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2015)
        • “Lawyer of the Year” Litigation – Management, Chicago, Best Lawyers (2013)
        • Who’s Who Legal, International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers by Law Business Research Limited (2013)
        • Top 100 Business Lawyer in Illinois, Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2009)
        • Who’s Who Legal Illinois, Law Business Research Limited (2007-2008)
        • Peer Reviewed AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell (Since 1990)
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      The Biggest Hurdle for Lawyers with Disabilities?

      In an ABA Journal feature, Chicago partner Max Brittain explains the biggest challenge facing attorneys with disabilities: preconceptions. More