Mariella Salazar serves as a law clerk across the litigation, production legal, and commercial transactional teams, providing vital support to Klaris in diverse areas such as intellectual property and First Amendment matters. Her broad practice involves litigation, litigation avoidance, crisis management, contract drafting, and pre-publication review for print, audio, and film.
A recipient of the esteemed Jardine Scholarship during her time at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College), Mariella gained valuable experience by interning in various Jardine companies in Hong Kong and London. Notably, she worked in the credit political risk division of Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Before pursuing law, Mariella worked in Sotheby’s London, primarily in the Impressionist & Modern Art department.
After earning her law degree and completing the BTC at BPP Law School, Mariella was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2021. She worked with the litigation team of Gunnercooke Llp and clerked in the High Court of Justice of England & Wales (Chancery Division), where she assisted judges with notable cases including the largest civil fraud trial in English history to date.
Mariella furthered her legal education in New York, obtaining an LL.M at Columbia Law School with High Honors. During her time at Columbia, she served as a Research Assistant to Professor Madhav Khosla and Professor Cathy Kaplan.
Beyond her legal pursuits, Mariella is passionate about debate and the First Amendment. She was Head of Press at the Cambridge Union Society, and a member of the first Philippine team to reach the semi-finals of the World Schools Debating Championships (Cape Town 2012). She continues to guest coach for the Philippine debate team. In 2007, Mariella achieved recognition in the South East Asian Fencing Games, proudly representing the Philippines. She takes pride in her multicultural identity, being Filipino, French, and British, and feels joy in calling the cosmopolitan city of New York her home.