Stephanie N. Malaska

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Stephanie Malaska focuses her developing litigation practice on international disputes and related cross-border issues. Her concentration on international matters in both her undergraduate and legal education, as well as experience at the Department of Defense and Department of Justice, lend a deeper understanding of the issues clients face in the U.S. and abroad. 

Select Experience

  • Assisted with the representation of a Maltese investor in an International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration against the Republic of Austria.
  • Worked to confirm and enforce foreign arbitral award in U.S. court.
  • Assists in advising overseas clients on various legal issues, including U.S. AML compliance and potential disputes with sovereigns. 
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Experience

  • Assisted with the representation of a Maltese investor in an International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration against the Republic of Austria.
  • Worked to confirm and enforce foreign arbitral award in U.S. court.
  • Assists in advising overseas clients on various legal issues, including U.S. AML compliance and potential disputes with sovereigns. 
  • Assisted with representation of foreign individuals in connection with Department of Justice investigations. 
  • Helped advise bitcoin exchange and broker operations on compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Advising clients on data privacy and data security incident response matters.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Assisting individual in appeals process for Social Security disability benefits, including filing brief, obtaining medical evidence, and presenting proof of disability pursuant to applicable statutes. 

Prior Positions

  • Department of Defense, Office of General Counsel, International Affairs: Legal Extern (2015)
  • Department of Justice, National Security Division, Counterterrorism Section: Legal Intern (2014)

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2016; Judge Richard L. and Eugenia K. Williams Scholarship; Jean Pictet Society for Humanitarian Law, President and Team Member; Virginia Journal of International Law, Submissions Review Board Member
  • B.A., Politics and Philosophy, Washington and Lee University, 2013, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Johnson Scholar; Washington and Lee Political Review, Acquisitions Editor