Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2023, including Andrea Marconi, director at Fennemore. In celebration of the 12th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, azbigmedia.com is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2023 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2023 dinner and reception.
The Most Influential Women for 2023 will be honored at a reception on Thursday, August 17 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email [email protected]. For information about the event honoring the Most Influential Women, email [email protected] or click here. To buy tickets, click here.
Andrea Marconi, director, Fennemore
BACKGROUND: Andrea Marconi is an experienced litigator, serving as a vice chair of Fennemore’s business litigation practice group. Her broad spectrum of work encompasses many areas, including complex commercial litigation, franchise litigation and banking issues such as payment processing, credit card processing and ACH transactions. In addition, Marconi has experience with entities throughout the healthcare industry, including representing health insurers and medical billing companies in numerous matters such as coverage issues, regulatory and compliance matters and defense of bad faith claims. Routinely arbitrating and contesting cases in state and federal courts around the country, 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.
CAREER PATH INSPIRATION: “I did not come from a family of attorneys, but knew early on it was my calling. I have always loved using creative and strategic solutions to help people, which I do every day now. I also enjoy persuading others, while at the same time listening to — and learning from — others to create strong arguments. I certainly honed my skills debating with my dad growing up—and often winning—at the kitchen table!”
SOURCE OF PRIDE: “It gives me great pride to watch the younger lawyers coming up behind me learn, grow and succeed in their own careers. I have been fortunate to have extraordinary mentors in my career, and I believe strongly in mentoring others and setting a ladder down to help the next generation climb up and succeed with me.”
SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “My husband, Jon, my sons Taylor and Brady, and my parents are my rock. I couldn’t do anything without them. I also credit those who have plowed legal ground ahead of me and mentored me along the way in all parts of my professional, community and personal development. From my earliest mentors, Cindy Ricketts and Brian McQuaid, to Fennemore’s Doug Northup, Susan Wissink, Amy Abdo, and so many more, I am truly blessed to have had such leaders train and support me. Also, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my girlfriends — especially other female lawyers — for always being there to keep each other sane and share laughs, wine and love.”
SURPRISING FACT: “I have played the piano since I was a child, and I used to actively sing in choirs and musical theater. Growing up with the arts in my life is a gift. And, although I don’t get to partake in these arts as much as I would like to now (and honestly have lost some of the talent), you can see me sometimes belting out show tunes in my car on the Valley freeways driving home from work. Music is the best stress reliever!”