Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration
Eric R. Max, Esq, is the Director of the Office of Dispute Settlement at the New Jersey Department of the Public Defender, an office responsible for mediating complex civil cases at the state and federal levels. He has served as a court-appointed mediator in over 1,000 cases, settled claims in excess of $1 billion, and designed and implemented several mediation and arbitration programs. In 1989, Max received the CPR Legal Program Award for Outstanding Practical Achievement in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Prior to his service to the state of New Jersey, he was an Associate in the litigation department at Dewey Ballantine in New York. Max has previously taught as a Visiting Lecturer at Princeton and at NYU Law, as well as conducting negotiation trainings for several New Jersey state departments. He graduated as a distinguished scholar from Boston University School of Law and completed a specialization in negotiation and dispute resolution at Harvard Law.