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About Rita

Rita Maxwell focuses her practice on litigation and white collar defense matters involving corporations and individuals.

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. Rita is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Georgetown University.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

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

Major insurance company — represented in coverage litigation regarding environmental property damage

Individual — represented pro bono in Section 1983 litigation regarding sexual assault and harassment

Credentials

Education

Harvard Law School,
J.D.
2010
cum laude
Georgetown University,
A.B.
2006
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

Legal Aid Society
Pro Bono Publico Award, 2011