Kristi O’Malley is an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland where she prosecutes a variety of federal criminal cases. Professor O’Malley currently serves as the Deputy Criminal Chief and the Chief of the Southern Division in the United States Attorney’s Office in Maryland. She has handled numerous federal criminal jury trials involving bank robbery, child exploitation, mortgage fraud and foreclosure rescue fraud, violent crime, and narcotics trafficking. During her time at the United States Attorney’s Office, she has served as the Civil Rights Coordinator, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, Intern Coordinator and has participated on the hiring committee.

Prior to working at the United States Attorney’s Office, Professor O’Malley was an associate in the litigation department at Latham & Watkins in Washington, DC where she focused on white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, securities fraud, and civil litigation. Professor O’Malley also clerked for the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Between college and law school, Professor O’Malley studied Russian constitutional law and international law at Moscow State University on a Rotary Scholarship and then worked for the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance, and Training at the Department the Department of Justice.

Professor O’Malley graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law with the distinction of Order of the Coif. While at UVA, Professor O’Malley served as an Executive Editor and Notes Development Editor for the Virginia Journal of International Law. She also participated in a criminal defense clinic and Jessup International Law Moot Court and was a champion of the William Minor Lile Moot Court in which she also earned a best oralist award. Professor O’Malley graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in international relations and Russian from Claremont McKenna College.

Professor O’Malley is also currently a member of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, which focuses on white-collar criminal law issues.