Margaret G. Maraschino is a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson. Her practice focuses on labor and employment matters. She frequently defends employers against wage and hour class actions, discrimination claims and termination challenges, as well as advising employers on dealings with labor unions, including representing organizations in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. In addition to her employment practice, Ms. Maraschino represents and counsels clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including insurance coverage and bad faith actions, malpractice litigation and international tax matters.
Ms. Maraschino also has an active pro bono practice. She currently represents an inmate on Louisiana’s death row who is seeking habeas relief. She is part of a team of attorneys challenging the constitutionality of Arizona’s recent immigration legislation, SB 1070. She works closely with the Alliance for Children’s Rights and advocates on behalf of students with special needs, as well as representing foster parents who wish to finalize adoptions of their foster children. In her spare time, she also volunteers at the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law and assists individuals who are representing themselves in a variety of family law matters.
Ms. Maraschino received her law degree from UC Berkeley Law School and was elected a member of the Order of the Coif. Her interests included intellectual property and privacy issues and she published two articles on these topics. She was publishing editor of the Berkeley Technology and Law Journal and a Fellow of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Her moot court team placed third in the Saul Lefkowitz Competition, which focuses on trademark law.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Maraschino completed a master’s degree in education while teaching 12th grade at Compton High School as a member of Teach For America’s national teaching corps.