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


Co-author, "COVID-19 Brings Increased Scrutiny from Development Banks," Ethisphere Magazine, December 2020

Co-author, "Considerations for Aerospace and Defense Companies When Navigating Contractual Rights and Obligations in the Face of COVID-19," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, 10 April 2020

Co-author, "Baker McKenzie: Reducing Litigation Risk," Ethisphere Magazine, April 2020

Co-author, "No Force Majeure Clause? Other Potential Options to Excuse Contractual Performance Under US Law in the Face of COVID-19," Baker McKenzie Insight, 6 March 2020

Co-author, "US: When Is Force Majeure Really Force Majeure?," Baker McKenzie Insight, 5 March 2020