Mr. Maxwell is a Partner and chair of the Cuba Practice at Akerman LLP in Miami. Since 2003, he has led discussions between U.S. and Cuban government officials as well as industry leaders on ongoing U.S.–Cuba relations. This sustained engagement with both governments and business leaders has allowed Augusto to participate in several breakthrough projects. He travels frequently to Cuba, and also lectures on Cuba related topics at the national conferences.
From 1990 to 2001 he worked for the Miami Dade County Attorney's Office where among other matters handled land use issues, including judicial review of County decisions and actions, drafting legislation, and serving as counsel to several administrative boards. He also was a writing instructor at the University of Miami, Law School (1991-1993) where he was responsible for training first year students in legal research, writing, and moot court exercises.
Mr. Maxwell graduated from Columbia Law School in 1990 where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, an International Fellow and engaged in Human Rights Internships to La Vicaría de Solidaridad (Chile 1987) and La Comisión Andina de Juristas (Peru 1988). He graduated Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University in 1985 and studied at the Central School of Economic Planning and Statistics in Warsaw Poland in 1982.