Andrew Max is an experienced trial lawyer with a record of success. He has conducted dozens of trials and is trusted by public and private clients alike with commercial disputes, investigations, administrative and regulatory matters, judicial reviews, professional liability, insolvency litigation, and white-collar criminal litigation.
Andrew has a broad commercial litigation practice, having been counsel on significant and complex commercial disputes. In addition, he has particular experience in administrative law and regulatory matters. As lead counsel he successfully defended a private corporation from a judicial review threatening the approval of a multi-million dollar energy project. Andrew has also acted as external prosecutor for the Ontario Securities Commission and has defended clients accused of securities infractions.
From 2017-2019 Andrew served as an Assistant Crown Attorney prosecuting criminal cases in Toronto. In 2020 Andrew was named Prosecutor of the Year by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. 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.
After graduating from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Andrew clerked for the judges of the Ontario Superior Court, focusing on the Commercial List and class actions. He interned at the International Criminal Court and summered in the commercial litigation group of a national law firm. Andrew joined Polley Faith after being called to the bar in 2014.
Andrew obtained his BA, MA (philosophy), and JD from the University of Toronto.