Max Barack leads the Garfinkel Group, LLC's employment law practices group. He represents victims of workplace sexual and racial harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and unfair pay practices, such as unpaid overtime wages. He also represents whistleblowers and individuals engaged in severance negotiations. Previously, Max was a partner at Favaro & Gorman, Ltd, where he worked from January 2017 through January 2020.
Max has published articles on using social media and email in discovery in discrimination cases, using the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act, best practices in representing employment law clients, the tort of retaliatory discharge, representing whistleblowers in claims for retaliatory discharge, using the Illinois Gender Violence Act in the #MeToo era, and the recently passed Workplace Transparency Act. He has also assisted in the researching and writing of a publication on workplace laws affecting public employers and a presentation on workplace violence. He has given presentations on employee privacy and social media in discovery, the Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act, the tort of retaliatory discharge, and new legislative developments in Illinois. Max is currently NELA-Illinois' Vice President and has been a member of its Board of Directors since 2019.
Max graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in May 2013, where he made the Dean's Honor list in the Fall 2010, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 semesters. He served as a Vice President of the Moot Court Honor Society from 2012 through 2013, and he served as a representative to the Student Bar Association. Prior to law school, he attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated with honors in 2010.
Since graduating law school, Max has gained experience in several areas of law, including representing criminal defendants and victims of sexual abuse. His first passion is civil rights employment law.