Max Romanow represents corporate and individual clients in internal and government investigations, white collar criminal defense, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Romanow helps clients respond to government subpoenas and has conducted time-sensitive internal investigations closely tracked by local and national press. He has represented clients in connection with criminal cases brought by the Department of Justice and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Attorney’s Offices, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As part of these investigations, Mr. Romanow has experience assessing corporate and individual risk, efficiently studying evidence, and interviewing company employees. Additionally, Mr. Romanow has taken and defended depositions and drafted legal briefs, pleadings, motions, and written discovery in contract litigation involving complex financial and engineering-related evidence. 

Mr. Romanow is an active participant in the firm’s pro bono efforts with a current focus on asylum work. 

Mr. Romanow received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as a member of the Chicago Journal of International Law and as a clinical student in the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic. Also during law school, he externed for the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Mr. Romanow graduated summa cum laude from the University of Miami (FL) with his BBA in Legal Studies.


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School, 2020
  • BBA, Legal Studies, University of Miami, 2016, summa cum laude
  • Illinois
  • New York

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