Maxwell H. Weiss

Weiss Maxwell

Maxwell Weiss helps clients facing criminal and civil charges, government investigations, and enforcement actions. As part of his white collar defense practice, Maxwell has experience guiding clients through U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations, alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, and internal corporate investigations into reported misconduct. He also assists clients in high-stakes commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) litigation and a variety of criminal matters in state and federal courts. In addition to litigation, Maxwell also helps corporations, nonprofit organizations, and political action committees (PACs) navigate campaign finance and election laws.

Maxwell gained valuable legal experience prior to joining Venable, as a law clerk for the Federal Election Commission (FEC), an extern with the DOJ in the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division, and a paralegal for a preeminent DC nonprofit. During law school, he was 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.



  • J.D. William & Mary School of Law 2022
    • Staff member, Bill of Rights Journal
    • Co-president, Election Law Society
    • Co-founder, Alliance of Students at the Polls (ASAP)
    • Member, Revive My Vote
    • Law clerk, Federal Election Commission, Office of Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub
    • Extern, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Voting Section
  • B.A. Political Science American University 2017

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia