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Max E. Kaplan

Associate
+1.212.536.3943
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Max Kaplan is an associate in the firm’s New York office practicing in the Commercial Disputes practice group. Mr. Kaplan has represented both individuals and corporate clients in an array of matters, including contract disputes, securities fraud actions, environmental regulations enforcement proceedings, and various pro bono matters. His experience includes civil jury trials, international arbitration, securities class-actions, landlord-tenant litigation, attorneys’ fees mediation, civil rights litigation, and appellate practice.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Kaplan was a legal intern for the Legal Aid Society in New York. In 2012, he was a summer associate in the firm’s New York office.

Speaking Engagements

  • “An Overview of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work-Product Doctrine,” presentation to incoming attorneys on key issues in protecting privilege (April 2015, September 2015, and January 2016).
  • Representation of Sir Richard Broadbent, the former Chairman of Tesco PLC, one of the world’s three largest grocery and general merchandise retailers, in class action securities litigation involving §10(b)/Rule 10b-5 claims against Tesco and certain directors and officers arising out of accounting practices that allegedly overstated Tesco’s earnings. (United States District Court, Southern District of New York).
  • Representation of group of shipping industry franchisees in jury trial and subsequent appeal seeking lost-profits on third-party beneficiary breach of contract claim. (New York County Supreme Court, Commercial Division).
  • Representation of real estate investment fund in mediation to limit attorneys’ fees owed for derivative action claim.
  • Representation of client in trademark enforcement action. (United States District Court, Southern District of New York).
  • Representation of CERCLA Superfund participant in remediation investigation.
  • Representation of lender in foreclosure proceeding, including collateral landlord-tenant dispute.
  • Settled multi-year civil rights litigation on behalf on federal prisoner regarding his incarceration in solitary confinement without due process. (United States District Court, Southern District of New York).
  • Representation of client before New York Supreme and Family Courts regarding support, custody, and divorce proceedings.