January 11, 2022

Max Wellman Joins Venable’s Commercial Litigation Practice in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles, CA (January 11, 2022) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Max N. Wellman has joined the firm as counsel in the Commercial Litigation Practice in the Los Angeles office. Mr. Wellman represents individual and corporate clients in business and entertainment matters.

Mr. Wellman works closely with his clients to build relationships and manage their needs, both in and outside of the courtroom. When handling litigation, he focuses on complex commercial disputes involving intellectual property, trade secrets, commercial debts, corporate dissolutions, and general contract and business tort claims. Outside the courtroom, Mr. Wellman provides strategic and operational advice, primarily in the entertainment, media, and technology industries, including assisting intellectual property owners in building, protecting, and monetizing their assets. He predominantly represents production companies, global influencers, merchandising companies, developing artists, entrepreneurs, consumer product brands, and technology start-ups.

Mitchell Evall, partner-in-charge of Venable’s Los Angeles office, said, “Max is a highly regarded young talent whose experience providing comprehensive support to his clients on an array of matters makes him a superb addition to our roster of attorneys.”

Daniel P. Hoffer, co-chair of the firm’s West Coast Litigation Practice, said, “As a litigator, Max has an excellent track record of vigorously protecting his clients’ interests. Beyond the courtroom skills, Max is a capable and trusted advisor, adept at navigating his clients’ daily operational challenges.”

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Wellman said, “Venable offers clients the specialized knowledge of a boutique firm in addition to the reach and range of skills that come with a full-service firm. I’m thrilled to join this distinguished team and look forward to utilizing Venable’s platform to support my growing practice.”

Mr. Wellman received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 2013, and his B.A. from San Diego State University in 2010.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including in California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the United States and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit https://www.venable.com/.