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Thomas A. Onda

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Adjunct Professor Thomas M. Onda has served as Chief Counsel, Global Intellectual Property, Brands and Marketing at Levi Strauss & Co. for more than 24 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. He also serves as Faculty Advisor for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal and has previously served on the Law School Board of Governors. Before joining Levi Strauss, he was a partner at the law firm Steinhart & Falconer LLP. Onda began his legal career as an associate at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro in San Francisco.


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