Marisa Maleck

Marisa Maleck

Associate, King & Spalding

Marisa Maleck is an associate in the National Appellate Practice on King & Spalding’s Business Litigation team. Ms. Maleck has experience in a range of appellate matters in both federal and state courts, including at the United States Supreme Court, across a spectrum of issues. She has particular expertise in consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices litigation and has substantial experience litigating class action claims under state consumer fraud statutes. Her clients have included the largest rating agencies, food and beverage manufacturers, and consumer products retailers in the world.

Examples of Ms. Maleck’s recent successes for clients include*:

  • Securing dismissal of numerous consumer products class action claims involving billions of dollars’ worth of products.
  • Convincing plaintiffs’ counsel to refrain from filing multiple consumer products class actions pertaining to hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of products. 
  • Successfully fighting a federal agency’s decision to designate a major insurance company as “systemically important,” which would have subjected the company to greater regulation.
  • Successfully securing a win in an en banc Sixth Circuit appeal regarding telecommuting as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Successfully affirming a grant of summary judgment in a high-stakes False Claims Act case.
  • Successfully reinstating a civil suit against human traffickers.
  • Successfully reinstating a suit challenging a race-based voter registration requirement in Guam.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Maleck served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Honorable William H. Pryor, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She also worked as an associate at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, also in Washington D.C.

Ms. Maleck graduated cum laude from the University of Chicago Law School in 2011, where she won the Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and the Ann Watson Barber Outstanding Service Award for students who have made an exceptional contribution to the quality of life at the Law School. Prior to attending and during law school, Ms. Maleck worked at various non-profits in Washington, D.C., and on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and women and gender studies.


Law Clerk, Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States
Law Clerk, William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit


J.D., cum laude, University of Chicago Law School
B.A., cum laude, Amherst College