Maren I. Christensen joined Tycko & Zavareei in 2019. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Christensen practiced law in the New York office of a large international firm. While at that firm, she worked on wide ranging civil litigation, international arbitration, and government enforcement investigations, as well as pro bono immigration matters. Ms. Christensen served for three years as a law clerk for the Honorable Martha Vazquez on the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico. She also previously worked as an associate at a boutique litigation firm in Oakland, where she served as plaintiffs’ counsel in employment law matters and qui tam lawsuits.
Ms. Christensen graduated from Berkeley Law, with distinction, in 2013, and from the University of Chicago, with honors, in 2006. While in law school, Ms. Christensen was Editor in Chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law and a student advocate with the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She also served as a teaching and research assistant and was a summer law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office, Civil Division, in San Jose, California.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Christensen was an Accredited Representative at the National Immigrant Justice Center in Chicago. She also earned a masters degree in international law and conflict resolution from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her research on building rule of law in Afghanistan was published in the Berkeley Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law.
Ms. Christensen is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She is fluent in Spanish.