Kristen M. Maryn



Kristen Maryn is an associate and litigation attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices.

Ms. Maryn primarily represents clients in internal investigations and government enforcement actions. Her work focuses on national security and international affairs involving economic sanctions (OFAC), arms control (ITAR), dual-use exports (EAR), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-money laundering (AML), and anti-slavery laws. Ms. Maryn also represents and counsels clients in matters involving government contracts and other False Claims Act (FCA) matters.

In addition, Ms. Maryn also represents clients in international trade matters, including Antidumping and Countervailing Duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Court of International Trade (CIT).

Pro Bono

Ms. Maryn represents clients seeking asylum in the United States, with a focus on gender-based persecution. She has experience representing clients before both U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services asylum offices and the Executive Office for Immigration Review courts. She also counsels clients through post-asylum matters, such as employment and citizenship.


Ms. Maryn earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2013), where she completed a certification in Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies through Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration. While in law school, Ms. Maryn served as a summer associate with Foley and a non-profit fellow in Nairobi, Kenya. Ms. Maryn also worked as a clinical student for the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic in Washington, D.C., and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and interned with the Office of Assistance for Africa in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Maryn graduated, summa cum laude, with honors, from The University of Arizona, where she majored in sociology (B.A., December 2007), and business administration (B.S., May 2007).


Ms. Maryn is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.