W. David Maxwell

W. David Maxwell

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email david.maxwell@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 3218

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

As the firm's senior associate in charge of U.S. Pro Bono, David Maxwell litigates impactful civil rights cases in state and federal courts across the country. He also helps manage the firm's 90,000+ hours of pro bono legal services in the U.S. each year.

David's pro bono practice focuses on addressing injustices in our criminal justice system. He represents inmates on Virginia's death row in a challenge to the automatic and permanent use of solitary confinement. He has advocated for wrongfully convicted individuals in North Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, and Maryland. And he represents a class of indigent defendants in Idaho alleging systemic violations of their Sixth Amendment right to counsel.

In his regular practice, David has worked primarily with clients in the technology, health care, and pharmaceutical industries. He has helped them navigate all phases of civil litigation, including motions to dismiss, fact and expert witness depositions, summary judgment, class certification, trial, and appeal.

He has particular experience with data security, consumer protection, antitrust, and intellectual property claims.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, David served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Todd M. Hughes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2014

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with highest distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

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