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

Blog

In The Blogs

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The Blockchain Monitor
This Week in Blockchain: Market Manipulation, ICO Taxation, Enterprise Solution Rollouts, and International Developments
By Brian P. Bartish, Heather K. P. Fincher, Stephanie N. Malaska, Robert A. Musiala Jr.
June 15, 2018
In this issue: • Price Manipulation Suspicions and Hacks Drive Market Volatility • Tax Implications of Initial Coin Offering Events May Be Enormous • Enterprise-backedBlockchain Rollouts Continue to Gain Steam • Foreign Regulatory and...
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The Blockchain Monitor
Five Things Blockchain Firms Need to Know About the GDPR
By Laura E. Jehl, Stephanie N. Malaska, Robert A. Musiala Jr.
June 11, 2018
We’re witnessing the convergence, and perhaps the collision, of two powerful new forces in data privacy: the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the emergence of blockchain based privacy solutions. These two forces...
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