The Federalist Society notes with great sadness the untimely passing of Marisa Maleck. Marisa was most recently a partner at King & Spalding in the Data Privacy & Security and Appellate Litigation Practices. But we first knew her almost 16 years ago when she joined the Federalist Society staff as the effervescent recent graduate of Amherst whose idea of a good time was reading the Volokh Conspiracy. Marisa played a critical role in helping to launch our Faculty Division. She went on to the University of Chicago Law School, where not surprisingly she was an extremely successful President of our student chapter, including sorting out administrative problems in record time because when she had her mind set on something no one wanted to cross her. She went on to clerk for Judge Pryor, to work as an associate at Gibson Dunn’s DC office, to clerk for Justice Thomas, as she had been determined to do before she went to law school, and to join King & Spalding as a partner. No matter where she was, Marisa was a force to be reckoned with, while at the same time managing to be a thoughtful and generous person. It is almost impossible to believe she is gone.

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