Andrew Max, Partner

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Andrew Max is an experienced trial lawyer with a record of success. Clients trust Andrew with high-stakes commercial disputes and crises of all kinds. Named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, Andrew brings the courtroom experience and instincts he honed trying cases as a criminal prosecutor to his commercial litigation practice. That background also gives him expertise in cases and investigations involving fraud, wrongdoing, and white-collar/corporate crime. 

Andrew clerked for the judges of the Ontario Superior Court, focusing on the Commercial List and class actions. He then joined Polley Faith, working on some of the firm’s most complex and significant commercial cases.

From 2017-2019 Andrew served as an Assistant Crown Attorney prosecuting criminal cases in Toronto. Andrew conducted dozens of trials with and without juries in cases involving financial crimes, sexual assault, cyber crimes, criminal negligence causing death, and firearms. Andrew was a member of the prosecution team in the case of R v Bruce McArthur which resulted in eight convictions for first degree murder. Andrew also argued summary conviction appeals, regularly provided advice to the police, lectured on financial crimes to other prosecutors, and served as representative to the Ontario Crown Attorneys’ Association.

  • Complex Commercial & Shareholder Disputes
  • Securities Litigation
  • Corporate – Criminal & White-Collar Fraud
  • Crisis Management & “Overnight” Litigation
  • Public & Regulatory Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Privacy, AI & Blockchain
  • Sensitive Investigations
  • Insolvency Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Defamation and Media
  • Product Liability
  • Inquiries and Inquests
  • 2020 – Prosecutor of the Year, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators
  • JD, University of Toronto, 2013
  • MA in Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2010
  • HBA (with High Distinction) in Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2009
  • Foundation Year Program, University of King’s College, Halifax
  • Law Society of Ontario, 2014
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • “Essential Guide to Appellate Advocacy”, Ontario Bar Association, Panelist 2023
  • “Top Cases in Commercial Litigation”, The Advocates’ Society, Panelist 2023
  • “Shareholder Disputes: What Litigators Need to Know”, Law Society of Ontario, Panelist 2021
  • “Mills in Murder”, Criminal Law Quarterly, 2021 C.L.Q. 89, Author 2021
  • International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Training Conference, Speaker 2020
  • Crown Attorney Fraud Course, Ministry of the Attorney General, Speaker 2019
  • Osgoode Professional LLM, Evidence Course, Guest Lecturer 2019