Max Garfield focuses his practice on representing employers in all areas of employment law. He litigates disputes involving employment agreements, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination and harassment, contract claims, common law tort claims, executive compensation and ERISA claims in federal and state court, in arbitrations and before administrative agencies. Max also advises employers on day-to-day employment issues including hiring and terminating employees, drafts and advises on separation and other employment-related agreements, and conducts and leads trainings and investigations for clients. He also represents clients in connection with government investigations.

Max has been listed in New York Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” for employment litigation: defense. He is also a member of Bloomberg Law's Labor & Employment Technology and Innovation Board. 

Speaking Engagements

SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, June 2019

“Current Employment Issues,” SRZ 28th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2019

SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, November 2018

“Misclassification of Employees — Litigation and Transactional Issues Across the Employment Spectrum,” Bloomberg BNA Webinar, December 2015

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Bloomberg BNA Labor & Employment Technology and Innovation Board
  • New York Bar State Association

Distinctions

  • New York Super Lawyers — Rising Star (2014-2015)