Maxwell Law has tried and litigated complex, high-stakes civil and criminal cases throughout the nation. We are driven by our commitment to provide unwavering support and guidance throughout the entire process.






Maxwell Law has handled numerous regulatory and criminal investigations and prosecutions brought by federal enforcement entities including the SEC, FINRA, DOJ, IRS, DOI, and DOE.

We handle complex federal cases involving:

  • Antitrust
  • Wire and mail fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Securities and investment fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Stock option backdating
  • RICO
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Tax evasion
  • The Arms Export Control Act
  • Trade secret theft
  • Health care fraud
  • National security offenses such as espionage and mishandling classified information


Our team has litigated various commercial disputes on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, in court and in mediation and arbitration proceedings. We have tried cases and we have also successfully resolved matters at the earliest stages of litigation.

Our practice includes:

  • Arbitration
  • Antitrust
  • Contract disputes
  • Defamation
  • Entertainment & partnership disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • Online speech
  • Securities litigation
  • Sexual harassment, sexual assault & gender discrimination
  • Title IX
  • Title VII
  • Tortious interference
  • Trust disputes
  • Unfair competition & solicitation
  • Venture capital, real estate & banking fraud
  • Wrongful termination



Maxwell Law is lean and well-positioned to efficiently handle internal investigations for small companies and nonprofits. We take the time to understand your business or organization and its team members and are skilled at quickly getting to the bottom of the issue while safeguarding the attorney client privilege.

Internal allegations of wrongdoing may result in criminal or civil complications that, left unaddressed, run a high risk of causing reputational harm. Our relationship of trust with law enforcement and successful history with well-connected crisis managers positions us perfectly to protect and enhance the reputation of our clients.




KC Maxwell has co-mediated multiple high-profile cases with Hon. Daniel Weinstein (Ret.) involving Title IX and Title VII allegations at Ivy League universities; sexual harassment and gender discrimination matters for Fortune 50 companies; entertainment and partnership disputes; antitrust; professional malpractice; trust disputes; wrongful termination and contract disputes; tortious interference; defamation.

KC is particularly skilled at resolving disputes that involve emotionally charged issues or parties with unique personalities. Her intuitive understanding of what makes people tick gives KC a distinct advantage over traditional mediators to help parties—particularly those stuck in disputes with emotional elements—find an array of satisfactory options for resolution.



(As counsel and co-counsel)

United States v. Lee (NM) Favorable resolution for a government scientist charged in federal court with mishandling restricted data concerning nuclear weapons and other offenses.

United States v. Smith (CDCA) Favorable resolution for a former FBI agent charged in federal court in California with mishandling classified information, mail fraud, and other offenses, following lengthy pretrial litigation over classified information and other issues.

United States v. Libby (DDC) Defended former Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney on perjury and obstruction charges.

United States v. Bourke (SDNY) Defended Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering charges in federal court trial; acquitted of money laundering charge and sentenced to one year and a day.

State of California v. an Individual (Orange County 2017) Obtained dismissal of one-count Information alleging real estate fraud on first day of trial.

United States v. Thompson (SDNY 2017) Obtained hung jury after three week trial on multi-defendant indictment alleging mail and wire fraud.

United States v. Company (DC 2017) Obtained favorable resolution for company alleged to have participated in industry wide antitrust conspiracy.

SEC v. Landan (NDCA) Favorably settled SEC matter in federal court alleging stock options backdating.


Representative investigation representations:

  • Represented tech company executive in criminal fraud investigation into the Federal E-Rate program; no charges were filed.

  • Represented multiple witnesses in largest criminal tax fraud investigation in Oregon history.

  • Represented high-level executive in grand jury investigation involving alleged violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and other federal statutes.
  • Represented former CEO of major media company in criminal payola investigation and related civil litigation; no charges were filed.

  • Represented top executives of toy manufacturer in foreign criminal investigation; no charges were filed.

  • DOJ Antitrust Division Investigations and Prosecutions: KC has represented many individuals, ranging from witnesses to targets, in investigations into price-fixing allegations all over the world. Her global representations in this area include executives from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States.