Maxwell S. Mishkin

Tel 202.508.1140
Fax 202.661.2299
Washington, DC

Maxwell S. Mishkin counsels and litigates on behalf of news, entertainment, and other media clients in a wide range of matters.

While in law school, Max was a student director of Yale’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, in which he briefed First Amendment and Freedom of Information Act cases in federal district courts and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, and argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He also interned for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, where his work focused on intermediary liability issues.

Max previously was with the highly regarded First Amendment boutique law firm Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, which merged with Ballard Spahr in October 2017.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. William H. Yohn, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2014-2015

Professional Activities

Maryland State Bar Association

American Bar Association


Co-author, 2017 update to “Developments in the Law of Access,” in Communications Law in the Digital Age, Practising Law Institute, 2017

Co-author, “What Trump High Court Candidates Say About 1st Amendment,” Law360, January 13, 2017
Yale Law School (J.D. 2014)
Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal of Law & Technology

Charles G. Albom Prize for excellence in appellate advocacy

Harvard University (B.A. 2009, cum laude)
Phi Beta Kappa


District of Columbia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia