Clair C. Pena

Associate

Cleveland
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Overview

Clair Pena’s diverse legal knowledge and sharp attention to detail define her litigation practice. She has a history of helping clients reach favorable conclusions, including aiding in the representation of corporations in class actions and complex litigations, and providing advice on litigation risks related to potential breach of contract matters and commercial disputes. A well-rounded attorney whose skills span fields (she holds a certificate in Federal Indian Law), Clair is an informed and conscientious counsel.

Select Experience

  • Assisted in representing client in class actions and MDL in breach of warranty and related products liability claims.
  • Assisted in representing client in class action for breach of contract claims and alleged violations of statutory obligations under laws relating to HOAs.
  • Conducts domestic and international investigations relating to employment and other matters.
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Experience

  • Assisted in representing client in class actions and MDL in breach of warranty and related products liability claims.
  • Assisted in representing client in class action for breach of contract claims and alleged violations of statutory obligations under laws relating to HOAs.
  • Conducts domestic and international investigations relating to employment and other matters.
  • Represented client in Ohio trial court and Court of Appeals relating to issue of first impression.
  • Advises clients on litigation risks related to potential breaches of contract matters and general commercial disputes.
  • Represented various clients in federal Indian courts for alleged violations of tribal laws.

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Community

  • Volunteer for Native Vote, developed by the Indian Legal Program to prevent voter disenfranchisement. Also, worked with ILP on various federal policy issues.

Prior Positions

  • Extern for the Honorable Mary H. Murguia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2013)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Ohio
  • Arizona
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2015; Arizona State Law Journal, selected as Managing Editor; Order of the Coif; Sandra Day O'Connor Constitutional Law and Outstanding Graduate awards; Arizona State Law Journal Staff Writer of the Year Award; multiple CALI Awards
  • B.A., Barnard College, Columbia University, 2009