Max Fiest is an associate in Mayer Brown's New York office and a member of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.

Max received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he graduated with honors and was awarded the Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize for his student note concerning commercial regulation and the right to free speech.

While at Mayer Brown, Max has actively engaged in pro bono work. Under the guidance of litigation partner John Conlon, Max led the defense of a partition action initiated by a predatory investor. In that action, Max drafted nearly fifteen briefs, negotiated with opposing counsel, communicated with the firm’s clients and argued three times before the Kings County state court.

For their efforts on this partition case, Max and John Conlon were awarded the City Bar Justice Center’s Outstanding Pro Bono Service award. They were selected with just nine others from the Center’s 1,800 volunteers.


  • Experience compelling discovery and opposing frivolous protective orders
  • Successfully argued for an injunction to stop a predatory investor from demolishing and reconstructing real property at the center of the lawsuit


Columbia University School of Law, JD
James Kent Scholar; Andrew D. Fried Memorial Prize for Student Note

Columbia University, BA


  • New York


  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court for the Southern District of New York