Moore & Van Allen Law Firm, Attorneys
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  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2007, cum laude and with honors
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2012, Columbia Law Review, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Middle District of North Carolina
  • Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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Malaika R. Staten

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Malaika Staten is an Associate in Moore & Van Allen’s Litigation group. Her practice areas include: antitrust, complex commercial litigation, employment, regulatory matters, securities, and domestic and international investigations.

Ms. Staten advises clients on various aspects of litigation and regulatory investigations and represents large financial institutions in civil litigation matters. As part of her practice, Ms. Staten has drafted briefs, complaints, pretrial motions, and legal memoranda. She has also managed internal investigations on behalf of clients, including factual inquiries, witness interviews, and meetings with regulatory authorities. 

Additionally, Ms. Staten has an active pro bono practice where she has worked on various matters relating to asylum, education, housing, and immigration.  She has also represented clients in a number of civil rights and criminal matters.

Ms. Staten earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School where she was an editor for the Columbia Law Review, a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and a regional semifinalist in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition.

Prior to joining Moore & Van Allen, Ms. Staten was a litigation associate in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and was selected for a secondment at Goldman Sachs & Co.

Of Note

  • Co-author, “New Trends in SEC Enforcement Activity," Practising Law Institute's (PLI) Basics of Accounting for Lawyers 2015: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know (May 2015)
  • Co-author, “Navigating the Complexities of CSI,” The Clearing House (March 2017)

Professional Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee