Andrea is an experienced litigator in our Business Litigation practice group where her broad spectrum of work encompasses areas including complex commercial litigation, franchise litigation and banking issues such as payment processing, credit card processing and ACH transactions. In addition, Andrea is well-versed with entities throughout the healthcare industry, including representing health insurers and medical billing companies in numerous matters such as coverage issues, contract claims, regulatory and compliance matters, and defense of bad faith claims. She also has extensive experience litigating a wide array of real estate contract disputes, insurance coverage and indemnity matters, restrictive covenants, and trade secret litigation, routinely arbitrating and litigating cases in state and federal courts around the country.
Although she did not come from a family of lawyers, Andrea knew early on that her calling was that of an attorney as she has always loved analyzing problems, persuading others as to her opinion on the facts – and arguing with her father (and often winning) at the kitchen table. Today, she advises a diverse group of clients, including individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies, litigating any dispute from start to finish – and often resolving disputes before they hit the courthouse. She continues to study the art and science of disputes, and how to best solve them, which is often conducive to long-term relationships with her clients. She frequently takes on the role of outside general counsel, looking at ways of avoiding ambiguity in contracts and business processes that could lead to costly disputes in the future. Andrea enjoys aggressively advocating for her clients, but can also be readily seen learning her clients’ business inside and out, understanding disputes, and proactively handling any problems in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
When not litigating, Andrea is often volunteering in the community where her passion for animal welfare is showcased in her efforts as the Chair of the Arizona Humane Society Board of Directors, and her passion for hoops is represented by being a member of the “Big Gorilla Board” of Phoenix Suns Charities 88. Her two sons are her pride and joy, and her weekends are spent at numerous basketball and soccer events.
Health Care Litigation and Regulation
Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc.