The Commonwealth Society notes with great sadness the untimely death of Marisa Maleck. Marisa was most recently a partner at King & Spalding, responsible for the Data Privacy and Security and Appellate Litigation practice areas. But we first met her about 16 years ago, when she joined the Federalist Society staff as a feisty vfreshman Amherst, whose good time was reading The Wolokh Conspiracy.
Marisa has played a vital role in building our faculty department. She went to the University of Chicago Law School and, unsurprisingly, was a very successful president of our student body, including resolving administrative issues in record time because when she set her mind to do something, no one wanted to get in her way .
She then clerked for Judge Pryor, clerked for Gibson Dunn’s DC office, planned to clerk for Judge Thomas before entering law school, and was a partner at King & Spalding. Marisa was a force to be reckoned with no matter where she was, as well as a thoughtful and generous person. It was almost impossible to believe that she was gone.