Max is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office working in the Employment & Benefits group. He has extensive experience advising clients on issues related to global mobility and migration, as well as immigration-related compliance and risk management. He advises domestic and multinational clients on the use of relevant employment-based work permit and visa categories to meet their training and hiring needs. His representative matters include enterprise-level programmatic development of immigration policy and systems for clients, as well as management of best practices in the preparation of the full range of US employment-based immigration – from nonimmigrant (temporary) visa categories, through permanent residency sponsorship and naturalization.

Max has also focused his practice on complex cases in employment-based immigration, including O-1 extraordinary ability petitions for business executives, athletes, and artists, as well as complex cases in the H-1B, L-1, labor certification, and multinational manager contexts. Max’s representative work within his practice area includes representation of large companies and multinational firms, as well as individual clients, startup companies, and small and mid-size corporations on U.S. immigration matters.

In addition, Max is a member of Mayer Brown’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice, with experience in employment-based litigation and compliance. He has litigation and counseling experience with employment-related issues, including wrongful termination, wage and hour, harassment and discrimination claims, as well as OSHA matters and reductions in force. He also represented clients in corporate internal investigations and the protection of trade secrets/confidential information.

Max is Co-Chair of the Mentorship Committee, member of the Recruiting Committee, and Co-Chair of the Asian American Pacific Islander affinity group for Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. He also serves on the office’s Pro Bono Committee.


University of Southern California, BA

University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD



  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California