McMahon, Maria I 20727

Maria I. McMahon

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Maria McMahon is a member of the Compliance & Investigations Practice Group. She practices mainly in the areas of corporate law and corporate compliance matters. Ms. McMahon advises clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, as well as US money laundering laws and related legislation.

Practice Focus

Ms. McMahon has extensive experience in corporate transactions — including mergers & acquisitions, foreign direct investment, joint ventures, corporate governance, hostile takeover defense — and complex disputes. She also focuses on emerging markets, particularly Russia and the former Soviet Union. Ms. McMahon has represented oil and gas, freight forwarding, and defense companies.


  • District of Columbia~United States (2011)
  • New York~United States (2005)


  • George Washington University (LL.M.) (2004)
  • St. Petersburg State University (J.D. Honors) (2001)
  • St. Petersburg State University (Master of Science) (1989)


  • English
  • French
  • Russian


Speaker, CLE Course on Compliance Programs, D.C. Bar, 18 December 2018

Presenter at Baker McKenzie’s Conference titled Anti-Corruption, Export Controls, and Trade Sanctions Update, 5 December 2018


Contributor, "From Baksheesh to Bribery: Understanding the Global Fight Against Corruption and Graft", Oxford University Press, May 2019

Co-author, "A New Proposed Metric For Defense Co. Corruption Risk," Law360, 29 November 2018

Co-author, "Reducing Business Risks in Brazil," Risk & Compliance Magazine, July-September 2017 Issue

Co-author, "Decreased Enforcement Expected From SEC Regarding Conflict Minerals Regulations – For Now," NACD Board Leaders’ Blog, 20 July 2017