Augusto E, Maxwell is a partner and chair of the Cuba practice at Akerman in Miami. He has led discussions since 2003 between U.S. and Cuban government officials, as well as industry leaders, regarding ongoing U.S.–Cuba relations. This sustained engagement with both governments and business leaders has allowed Maxwell to participate in several breakthrough projects. He travels frequently to Cuba, and lectures on topics related to Cuba at national conferences.
From 1990 to 2001, Maxwell worked for the Miami-Dade County Attorney's Office, particularly regarding land use issues, including judicial review of county decisions and actions, drafting legislation, and serving as counsel to several administrative boards. He was a writing instructor at the University of Miami Law School from 1991 to 1993, during which time he was responsible for training first year students in legal research, writing, and moot court exercises.
Maxwell graduated from Columbia Law School in 1990, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an International Fellow. During his time at Columbia Law School, he engaged in human rights internships to La Vicaría de Solidaridad in Chile in 1987 and to La Comisión Andina de Juristas in Peru in 1988. He graduated cum laude from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1985, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Maxwell also studied at the Central School of Economic Planning and Statistics in Warsaw, Poland in 1982.