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Alison Maxwell

Alison Maxwell

DLA Piper

Alison Maxwell concentrates her practice in international tax with a focus on operational structuring, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and post-acquisition integration.

Alison has assisted a wide range of clients, from startups to multibillion-dollar multinationals, in structuring acquisitions, cross-border financing, integrating legal entities and ensuring that the final international structure can efficiently meet both US and foreign compliance requirements. She has advised on large-scale international merger and acquisition transactions.

Alison is a frequent speaker on international tax matters. She is also a member of the firm’s Associate Evaluation Committee

Recent experience

  • St Jude Medical in connection with post-acquisition integration matters following four separate acquisitions of Thoratec Corporation, CardioMEMS, Nanostim and Spinal Modulation.
  • Qualcomm Incorporated in its joint venture with TDK Corporation to enable delivery of radio frequency front-end (RFFE) modules and RF filters into fully integrated systems for mobile devices and fast-growing business segments.


  • The Ohio State University Michael E Moritz College of Law (2005) JD.
  • University of Akron (2002) BS, International Business

Professional qualifications

  • Attorney-at-law admitted to the State Bar of California, US
  • Attorney-at-law admitted to the State Bar of Washington, US
  • Attorney-at-law admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin, US.


  • Global 101: what you need to know when considering international expansion, 27 June 2017
  • ''International Tax and Trade Policy Roundtable,'' held by Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and DLA Piper, September 2015.


  • 40 Under 40 Honoree, 2016 Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Washington Rising Star - 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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