Melissa H. Maxman is a member in the firm's Commercial Litigation Group and the co-chair of the Antitrust Practice Group, working in the Washington, D.C., office. In addition to her antitrust practice, she has extensive experience in RICO and environmental law and commercial and criminal litigation. She joined the firm in December, 2009.
Melissa has advised domestic corporations on international antitrust issues, including the coordination of compliance with U.S., and foreign antitrust laws by U.S. corporations and their foreign subsidiaries. She has also advised foreign corporations on the application of and compliance with U.S. antitrust laws. She has represented clients in civil and criminal matters before the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, in actions before the Federal Trade Commission, and in private civil matters. Melissa has prosecuted and defended complex litigation, including class actions, involving antitrust, RICO, environmental, and intellectual property laws.
Melissa’s credentials include decades of litigation experience at both the trial and appellate levels. She served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1993. In addition, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1988 to 1989.
Melissa serves as an advisory board member of the Civil RICO Report, and the Institute of Consumer Antitrust Studies. Elected in 2003, she is a member of the American Law Institute, a group of leading lawyers, judges, and law professors who comment upon and help develop changes to statutes, Restatements of the Law, and principles of law utilized by our courts. She has served as a board member of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum/National Woman's Party as well as a former Trustee of the Philadelphia Prison System. She currently serves as a National Council Member on the Dean's Advisory Board to The George Washington University Columbian College of Arts and Sciences.
Melissa has a B.A. in music from The George Washington University. Melissa earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review, Vol. 86, and a member of the Order of the Coif.