Maggie serves on the board of the Western Center on Law & Poverty and helps to drive the organization’s mission to advocate for low-income Californians. She also serves on the board of Radio Bilingüe, Inc. and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, on the Los Angeles County Bar Associate Litigation Section Executive Committee, and as Co-Chair of the ABA White Collar Crime Southern California Subcommittee. As an associate, Maggie was a founding member of the Board of KIPP Academy of Opportunity, a public charter middle school in South Los Angeles.
Maggie spent eight years as a prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California, where she focused on public corruption, civil rights, and sophisticated fraud cases, including those involving charges of embezzlement, money laundering, health care fraud, and identity theft. Maggie conducted a sweeping investigation of the largest sheriff’s department in the United States, which has resulted in the convictions of the former Sheriff and Undersheriff, and 19 other current and former officers. She has also served on the Department of Justice Medicare Fraud Strike Force and as Identity Theft Coordinator. Maggie has worked closely with regulators from federal agencies including the FBI, IRS, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Homeland Security.
As a prosecutor, Maggie led dozens of significant prosecutions, won convictions in several high-profile jury trials, and argued and briefed cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also served as a mentor to new prosecutors in trial. Maggie’s cases have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal, and on public radio’s “This American Life.” Maggie has received awards from the FBI, IRS, Department of Homeland Security, the United States Postal Service, Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, the Los Angeles Business Journal, and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Prior to her service as an Assistant United States Attorney, Maggie spent five years as Associate and Counsel at O’Melveny. During that time, she focused on white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation and was a member of three trial teams.
Before becoming a lawyer, Maggie was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she specialized in growth strategy, primarily in the energy and technology sectors.