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Sara Edith Padua Cordúa

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Sara Padua Cordúa

Sara Padua Cordúa is a Managing Partner at Padua Law Firm, PLLC and is a seasoned lawyer with a stellar track record in selective civil litigation, business law, and immigration matters.

Her litigation practice includes representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, premises liability, employment, eminent domain, and property damage cases throughout the life cycle of a case, including appeals. Her business practice focuses on the full range of services from formation, to private equity and project finance, to mergers & acquisitions, and to complex securities, commercial and fiduciary litigation. She has represented clients in commercial cases ranging from $5000 to more than $500 million dollars in amount in controversy.

Before joining PLF, Ms. Padua excelled at Skadden Arps in one of the world’s premier energy and infrastructure practices representing project developers, financial institutions, and private equity investors.

Ms. Padua Cordúa received her A.B. in Psychology from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law with honors. Ms. Padua, a native of Mexico City, is passionate about helping victims with humanitarian immigration and other legal matters on a pro bono basis. Her pro bono practice includes collaborations with Tahirih Justice Center, Southern Poverty Law Center, The Center of Human Rights and Constitutional Law, and Kids in Need of Defense.

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Professional Background

  • Padua Law Firm (Oct 2014- Present)
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2011-2014)
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP (2009, 2010)
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP (2006-2008)

Bar Admissions

  • All Texas Courts
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas