King & Spalding LLP
A partner in our FDA and Life Sciences practice, Marisa Maleck focuses on litigation, regulatory matters and public policy, with a focus on consumer products and services. As a former senior counsel at an FDA-regulated company and in private practice, Marisa has substantial experience with and is skilled in providing creative solutions in the face of uncertainty.
Marisa represents clients in a variety of matters with a focus on FDA-regulated products and life-science services like food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, wellness products, cosmetics, telehealth, tobacco and cannabis. As a former senior counsel at an FDA-regulated vaping company and as a former partner in King & Spalding’s Litigation and Global Disputes practice group, she handled hundreds of suits in a multi-district litigation, multiple agency inquiries, an FTC lawsuit and 10+ state Attorney Generals actions. With a special focus on consumer fraud, social-media marketing and personal injury/wrongful death lawsuits, Marisa has successfully drafted and/or argued appellate briefs and critical motions in numerous cases—including class actions and complex litigation—before the U.S. Supreme Court, federal and state courts of appeals, and federal and state trial courts. She has also advocated tirelessly for her clients through engagement with agencies, policy-makers, and legislators. She also represents her clients in investigations, enforcement actions, private litigation and private-equity investments.
Marisa also advocates for her clients’ interests in the court of public opinion. She is often solicited for her balanced legal analysis by members of the media. Marisa has appeared on (tv/radio) MSNBC, MSN, CNBC and NPR, and in (print) Newsweek, the National Law Journal, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Politico.
In addition, Marisa has an active pro-bono practice representing indigent defendants through federal appellate appointments as part of the Criminal Justice Act program, through active partnership with public-interest groups, and as a screener for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project.
Previously, Marisa served as a law clerk for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States and for Chief Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.