Max Maccoby

Washington D.C. | P 202 454 2887 | F 202 454 2805

Practice Concentration

Max Maccoby is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel Long's Washington D.C. office. Mr. Maccoby concentrates in complex civil litigation, such as products liability, breach of contract, construction, employment matters, malpractice actions, securities and commodities FINRA cases, derivative and direct actions, and qui tam or False Claims. He has tried cases to verdict in California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Representative Cases

Breach of Contract. Representation of a member of the European Union on a multi-million dollar breach of contract claim against a vendor handling military equipment. Representation of a defeasance company in a multi-million dollar breach of contract and fraud claim made by former employee claiming partnership rights, resulting in a five week jury trial in Marin County, California. The litigation involved examinations of experts in the area of securities hedging.

Securities. Representation of investors seeking millions in restitution for losses against a major investment advisor for fiduciary misconduct, including churning, unsuitability, and failure to diversify.

Real Estate. Representation of buyer in negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation of undisclosed material defects against the seller/broker who sold him a multi-million dollar home. The litigation involved building engineer experts concerning foundation, leakage, and subsequent repairs, and appraisal experts concerning valuations.

Construction. Representation of security firm in multi-million dollar claim against a mall concerning the speed of demolition, clean-up, design, and construction of a rebuild after a fire. The litigation involved examinations of experts in demolition, abatement, design, permitting, construction, testing and inspections, and insurance claims.

Products Liability. Representation of parents of deceased son based on a "failure to warn" claim against a major pharmaceutical company for a drug product that had undisclosed lethal risks. The litigation involved examinations of several dozen experts in neurology, manufacturing chemistry, forensic chemistry, pharmacokinetics, biostatistics, pathology, and clinical science.

Attorney malpractice. Representation of cardiologist against law firm which directed him to violate nuclear licensing regulations for which he was prosecuted by the Attorney General of Maryland.

Qui tam. Representation of whistleblowers for multi-million dollar claims for Medicare fraud against a healthcare provider located in the District of Columbia, for fraudulent overcharging of army packs by a Maryland based company, fraudulent overcharging on IT services by a Pennsylvania based company, and fraudulent repayment of TARP debt by a New York based company.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Mr. Maccoby was an Assistant State's Attorney in Chicago, Illinois, for eight years, where he was lead counsel or co-counsel in several dozen jury trials and hundreds of bench trials, including murder, attempt murder, sex assault, reckless homicide, drunk driving, embezzlement, bank fraud, and other assorted financial crimes. In those trials, Mr. Maccoby offered DNA, medical, ballistic, fingerprint, and accounting expert testimony. He was qualified by the Capital Litigation Trial Bar of Illinois to try death penalty cases.

Educational Background and Civic Involvement

Mr. Maccoby graduated from the University of Chicago, B.A. in 1992, and Syracuse University College of Law, J.D. in 1996, where he received the Excellence in Jurisprudence of Human Rights Award. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Illinois. 

  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Chicago, B.A.
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • United States District Court of Maryland
  • Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Illinois

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