Maxwell R. Huffman

Maxwell R. Huffman



Maxwell Huffman is a partner in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office. He focuses his practice on representing both institutional and individual shareholders in securities class action litigation in the context of mergers and acquisitions. Huffman was part of the litigation team for In re Dole Food Co., Inc. Stockholder Litig., where he went to trial in the Delaware Court of Chancery on claims of breach of fiduciary duty on behalf of Dole Food Co., Inc. shareholders and obtained $148 million, the largest trial verdict ever in a class action challenging a merger transaction.

Huffman has been named a Winning Litigator by The National Law Journal. Prior to joining Robbins Geller, Huffman worked for a boutique firm specializing in securities litigation and bankruptcy matters. Before returning to school to earn his law degree, he spent several years in the finance industry. Working first for a California-based hedge fund and later a well-known insurance company, Huffman draws upon this experience when representing clients in his current practice.  

Huffman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from California State University, Sacramento, and his Juris Doctor degree from Gonzaga University School of Law.  


  • Winning Litigator, The National Law Journal, 2018

Practice Areas


  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • California State University, Sacramento, B.A., 2005 


  • California
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California

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