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Thomas A. Onda

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Adjunct Professor Thomas A. Onda has served as chief counsel, global intellectual property, brands and marketing at Levi Strauss & Co for more than 15 years. A former student of Professor J. Thomas McCarthy, Onda has taught intellectual property and trademark law at USF and was awarded the Hon. Ira Brown Distinguished Adjunct Professor Award in 2010. He also serves on the Law School Board of Governors and the USF Intellectual Property Alumni Advisory Board. Before joining Levi Strauss, he held positions at Steinhart & Falconer LLP, Schlemmer & Associates, and Pillsbury Madison & Sutro.


  • BA, Northwestern University
  • JD, University of San Francisco