Biographies

Charmagne A. Padua

Charmagne A. Padua

Associate Trial Attorney, Rosenblum Newfield, LLC


Contact Info

Rosenblum Newfield, LLC
One Landmark Square, 5th Fl.
Stamford, CT 06901
Tel: (203) 358-9200
Fax: (203) 358-0687
www.rosenblumnewfield.com


Background

Ms. Padua joined the CGL Reporter Editorial Board in 2004 and summarized umbrella and excess insurance cases through 2008.

Ms. Padua is admitted to practice in New York, Washington DC, and Louisiana. She is an experienced litigator and a former prosecutor. She brings to the Board expertise in insurance coverage litigation and insurance defense involving environmental risks, mass torts, class actions, and premises liability. Admitted in 1995 to the U.S. Supreme Court, she has authored briefs in support of cases there and has argued cases before the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Ms. Padua has served in the Toxic Tort unit and is currently with the Asbestos Unit of AIG Domestic Claims in New York, where she manages asbestos claims against Fortune 500 companies. She assumed her current post after she left New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Before moving to New York, Ms. Padua had established a career in Louisiana representing national insurers in coverage and defense of complex, high-stakes cases, including class actions, involving pollution and mass torts. Before embarking on her private sector career, Ms. Padua served as Assistant District Attorney for the New Orleans area.

Ms. Padua has served on the boards of the National Conference of Women Bar Associations and the New Orleans Association for Women Attorneys. She earned her juris doctor from Loyola University, where she was a member of the Law Review and the International Moot Court Team, after receiving a bachelor of science degree in biology. Ms. Padua has contributed articles to publications of the Louisiana Bar Association, the Association for Women Attorneys, and the Times Picayune.