Maxwell Potluri is an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. His practice includes congressional investigations, public policy, and litigation.
At Gibson Dunn, Max maintains an active pro bono practice representing LGBTQ individuals seeking asylum in the United States, and representing individual plaintiff-appellants in Buchanan v. Barr, a D.C. Circuit appeal challenging the dismissal of claims of peaceful protestors who were attacked in Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C. in June 2020.
Max received his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar, a Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, and a teaching assistant for Professor Jane Ginsburg’s course on statutory interpretation. As a student, Max interned for federal judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He also interned at the New York County District Attorney’s Office.
Max received his B.A. from Stanford University. Prior to law school, he worked at a legal tech startup, in the Washington, D.C. office of Senator Sherrod Brown, and as a research assistant at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He has published articles on politics and policy, which have been cited in national publications – including The Atlantic and the Huffington Post.
Max is admitted to practice in the State of New York and before the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Columbia University - 2022 Juris Doctor
Stanford University - 2018 Bachelor of Arts
New York Bar