Max Kaplan



(215) 665-4682

(215) 701-2282

With a diverse background aiding clients across industries and countries, Max focuses on complex commercial cases that require more than a cookie-cutter approach to litigation. Max partners with clients to understand the client’s business and strategic goals so that success in litigation takes into account both the client’s bottom line and future growth. Experienced in all stages of litigation, including both individual and class actions, Max is well equipped to guide clients from pre-litigation strategy through post-trial and appellate practice, always working to place the client in the best possible position. In doing so, Max helps clients simplify their complex facts so that the court, jury, or arbitrator can see that their position is just, fair, and right.

Prior to joining Cozen O’Connor, Max was an associate with a global law firm in New York. There, he gained thorough experience working in state and federal court, as well as before arbitrators and mediators. Max also has worked extensively with international clients, helping them navigate the intricacy of the U.S. judicial system.

Active in pro bono work, Max has successfully litigated claims against the Department of Justice and City of New York for violations of prisoners’ civil rights and has aided a number of inmates seeking clemency for crimes for which they are serving disproportionate sentences. Max has also provided pro bono services to clients seeking relief in immigration and family court.

Max earned his J.D. from the New York University School of Law where he served as an executive articles editor for the Annual Survey of American Law. He earned his B.A. in philosophy magna cum laude from Columbia University.  



More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).


7th Circ. Ruling Should Deter Class Objector Side Deals

August 19, 2020

Michael McTigue, Meredith Slawe, Daniel Brewer and Max Kaplan co-authored an article in Law360 about a significant Seventh Circuit decision addressing the propriety of certain side deals with class action settlement objectors.

COVID-19 and the Risk of Anti-Competitive Employment Practices

May 11, 2020

David Reichenberg, Jonathan Grossman, Mark Jacobson and Max Kaplan published an article to Corporate Compliance Insights discussing how employers, staffers, and recruiters should be cautious of antitrust enforcement during COVID-19.

State Regulation of Alcohol and the Dormant Commerce Clause [The Legal Intelligencer]

March 06, 2019

Stephen Miller and Max Kaplan discuss how the 21st Amendment took center stage recently at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices considered whether the amendment provided an exception to the dormant commerce clause, which disfavors state interference in interstate commerce.


  • New York University School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2010

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2021

  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania