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

David Maxwell practices complex civil litigation at the trial and appellate level. David has represented clients on a wide range of legal issues at 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. David has worked with clients across major industries, including technology, health care, and pharmaceutical companies.

David also maintains a robust pro bono practice, focusing on criminal justice matters. He represents inmates on Virginia's death row in a challenge to the automatic and permanent use of solitary confinement. He has also represented inmates in state and federal post-conviction proceedings in Texas, Mississippi, and Maryland.

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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