BGR Group Team

Max Meizlish

Policy Analyst

BGR Government Affairs




Illicit Finance, Sanctions, Homeland Security


International, Financial Services


U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Think Tanks

Max Meizlish joined BGR Government Affairs as a Policy Analyst in March 2017. Max maintains over three years of experience working on and around Capitol Hill for various members of Congress, think tanks and lobbies. He regularly provides analysis for international and domestic clients on matters concerning U.S. foreign policy, sanctions designations and volatile economic climates. Max also assists in the drafting and publishing of opinion editorials on behalf of clients and firm principals.

Prior to joining BGR, Max interned for several members of Congress, think tanks, and lobbies in the Washington, D.C. area. He produced committee reports and updates for Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.), assisted in drafting legislative language for Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), provided briefing materials on homeland security and defense matters for Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) and Rep. Scott Perry (R-Penn.), and engaged with members of the Republican caucus during his stint with the House Republican Conference.

Max also produced extensive legislative and regulatory analysis during his time at think tanks including: Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute, American Action Forum, American Legislative Exchange Council, American Enterprise Institute, and the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

Max graduated summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University with an MA in Global Security Studies. He is the author of the honors award-winning thesis, “It’s Not That Simple: Examining the Nuance of Economic Sanctions.” Max graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Government and Politics.

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