Maxwell R. Huffman

Maxwell R. Huffman

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Overview

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. Maxwell 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.

Maxwell has been named a Winning Litigator by The National Law Journal, a Titan of the Industry by The American Lawyer and a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500. Maxwell regularly teaches courses on stockholder litigation and is actively involved with legal education, including at the NYU School of Law. Before joining Robbins Geller, Maxwell 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, Maxwell draws upon this experience when representing clients in his current practice.  

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

Awards

  • Recommended Lawyer, The Legal 500, 2019
  • Winning Litigator, The National Law Journal, 2018
  • Titan of the Industry, The American Lawyer, 2018

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Education

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

Admissions

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

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