Ioana R. Mondescu

Special Counsel

“Helping my client attain his or her needs and goals is the number one priority in every case I am involved in.”

Ioana R. Mondescu

Special Counsel

2033 North Main Street, Suite 800, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
T: 925.930.6600 F: 925.930.6620


Focusing her practice on complex litigation and appeals, Ioana R. Mondescu handles a wide variety of matters, ranging from contract disputes to employment, unfair competition, product liability and toxic tort matters, as well as insurance coverage matters.

Defending Medical Product Liability and Toxic Torts Litigation

Ioana handles complex litigation matters from inception to favorable resolution.

She has extensive experience litigating product liability and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. Ioana has defended numerous manufacturers of products, including vaccines, gastrointestinal and cold medications, surgical sutures and needles.  She also defends manufacturers in toxic tort cases, including asbestos-containing products and chemicals.

Winning Trial and Appellate Experience

Prior to joining Archer Norris, Ioana was a member of a trial team to obtain a unanimous defense verdict in a wrongful-death pharmaceutical product liability action, following an eight-week jury trial in Napa County, California.

Additionally, Ioana has appellate experience, having appeared in cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Committed to Education and Pro-Bono Work

Ioana served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School Law for several years, where she taught Legal Analysis. She was also involved with the capital appeal of a Louisiana death-row inmate in Louisiana Supreme Court.

Reported Cases

Ioana Mondescu's representative matters include:

  • United States v. Steele, 298 F. 3d 906 (9th Cir. 2002)

Overview

Focusing her practice on complex litigation and appeals, Ioana R. Mondescu handles a wide variety of matters, ranging from contract disputes to employment, unfair competition, product liability and toxic tort matters, as well as insurance coverage matters.

Defending Medical Product Liability and Toxic Torts Litigation

Ioana handles complex litigation matters from inception to favorable resolution.

She has extensive experience litigating product liability and commercial disputes in state and federal courts. Ioana has defended numerous manufacturers of products, including vaccines, gastrointestinal and cold medications, surgical sutures and needles.  She also defends manufacturers in toxic tort cases, including asbestos-containing products and chemicals.

Winning Trial and Appellate Experience

Prior to joining Archer Norris, Ioana was a member of a trial team to obtain a unanimous defense verdict in a wrongful-death pharmaceutical product liability action, following an eight-week jury trial in Napa County, California.

Additionally, Ioana has appellate experience, having appeared in cases before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Committed to Education and Pro-Bono Work

Ioana served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School Law for several years, where she taught Legal Analysis. She was also involved with the capital appeal of a Louisiana death-row inmate in Louisiana Supreme Court.

Experience

Reported Cases

Ioana Mondescu's representative matters include:

  • United States v. Steele, 298 F. 3d 906 (9th Cir. 2002)

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Education

  • University of San Francisco, School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
    • AmJur Award - Constitutional Law
    • McAuliffe Honor Society
    • Moot Court Best Brief
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, B.A., magna cum laude, 1997
    • Award for Excellence in Philosophy
    • National Honors Society
    • Outstanding Graduating Senior, College of Liberal Arts

Admission

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Languages

  • Romanian

Recognition

  • Outstanding Graduate in People Magazine: Learning About America in the Vegas Casinos; June 9, 1997