Maddalena Padovan graduated with honours from the University of Milan with a dissertation on criminal law titled “Minors in criminal proceedings. More specifically, the victims of sexual abuse”. Supervisor: Prof. Mario Pisani.
She has been a member of the Milan Bar Association since 1991 and has had the right of audience to appear before the Supreme Court of Appeal since 2003.
Following her legal traineeship and after initially working with a number of well-known law firms, Maddalena Padovan has been working with Carlo Baccaredda Boy since 1996, primarily dealing with the management of the firm while focusing in particular on IT processes, security and privacy laws.
Maddalena Padovan is a member of the Digital Forensics Alumni Association (DFA) Association, which includes teachers and alumni of the specialist course in ‘Cybercrime and Digital Investigation” as well as other training courses organized by the Department of Law and IT of the University of Milan.
Maddalena Padovan has gained professional experience in the field of economic and financial criminal law, with a special emphasis on tax law, corporate law, labour law and offences against the public administration. She also offers legal counsel in matters of criminal negligence and culpable and reckless conduct and has been involved in the Linate airport disaster trial. Furthermore, she also provides counsel on medical negligence.
In the course of her career, Maddalena Padovan has been committed to providing legal assistance to minors as a civil claimant before the Juvenile Court of Milan as well as representing minors before the trial court for offences concerning socially vulnerable groups.
Together with a number of colleagues, university professors and magistrates, Maddalena Padovan has established the local chapter of LAPEC in Milan. LAPEC is a not-for-profit association, which, thanks to its permanent study group, aims to scrutinize those principles and provisions governing cross-examinations in criminal proceedings as well as any principles and provisions governing due process and fair procedure.