Rita Maxwell focuses her practice on litigation and white collar defense matters involving corporations and individuals, internal investigations, mediations, and arbitrations.
Prior to joining Bracewell, Rita served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Bianco of the District Court for the Eastern District of New York (now of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit). Rita is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Georgetown University.
Recent Notable Matters
Individual — represented in investigations by the CFTC and the New York Attorney General
Non-profit organization — represented in an internal investigation into workplace misconduct
Real estate company — represented in civil action involving allegations of RICO violations
Advisory firm — represented in an investigation by the New York Department of Financial Services*
Individual — charged with securities fraud in the Southern District of New York*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell