Andréa L. PadinhaAndréa Padinha Clark Hill
Andréa L. Padinha
Andréa L. Padinha is an Advanced Certified Paralegal in Clark Hill’s Phoenix office. She works primarily with the Litigation Practice Group. As a senior level litigation paralegal, she has extensive experience in commercial litigation, complex business and securities litigation, contract law, property disputes, health care litigation and anti-trust matters, complex construction litigation, and labor and employment law. Andréa’s advanced certification is in the area of discovery, and she works closely with our team of litigation attorneys to drive discovery in an effective and cost-efficient manner.
Andréa is also a Certified eDiscovery Specialist. Her vast knowledge in the area of eDiscovery and ESI allows her to serve as a liaison between the attorneys, IT personnel, litigation support professionals, third-party vendors, and record management staff to develop a sound strategy for the management of electronic data and the collection, processing, review, analysis and production of ESI. She has significant experience evaluating electronically stored information via custodian interviews and data mapping analysis, drafting and analyzing litigation hold notices and preservation letters, and navigating complex key-word and contextual-based searching to streamline the document review process. She is an advanced user of Concordance, Relativity, Xerox OmniX, and CaseMap/TimeMap.
In addition to the focus on the discovery portion of her cases, Andréa deftly manages a heavy case load and assists with all aspects of the litigation cycle, from inception through appeal and collection proceedings. She has attended and assisted with greater than thirty (30) trials – both bench trials and jury trials, and well over twenty (20) arbitration proceedings.
Andréa is a member of the National Association of Legal Assistants, the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists, and Women in eDiscovery – where she serves on the Board as the Phoenix Chapter Director.
Andréa grew up in Vienna, Austria, a city still very near and dear to her heart. She is currently training to run the Vienna City Marathon in April, 2017. In her spare time, Andréa volunteers with Arizonans for Children, where she is a tutor/mentor to children in Arizona’s foster-care system, and enjoys long walks and hikes with her rescue pup, Maggie.