Maxwell Weiss helps candidates, corporations, political action committees (PACs), nonprofit organizations, and political committees navigate federal and state political laws, including campaign finance, election laws, and tax implications of political activities. Maxwell also advises nonprofit organizations and trade associations on various corporate governance matters. Maxwell’s previous experiences as a law clerk for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and paralegal for a preeminent DC nonprofit provided him with unique insight into the challenges facing his clients. In addition to political and nonprofit law, Maxwell also assists clients in matters related to investigations and white collar defense.
Maxwell gained valuable election experience before starting at Venable. Prior to his legal career, he worked for a campaign consulting organization and interned with a congressional campaign and in several Senate offices. During law school, he externed with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division. He was also a president of William & Mary’s Election Law Society, where he co-founded the Alliance of Students at the Polls (ASAP) during the 2020 election cycle. ASAP led a national network of law students to recruit poll workers and work with local officials to protect the integrity of election administration during the COVID-19 pandemic.