Iulia Padeanu

Associate - Washington, D.C.

Iulia Padeanu Mellon is an associate in Foley Hoag's Washington D.C. office and a member of the International Litigation and Arbitration Department. Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Iulia served as a law clerk at the European Court of Human Rights and as an international arbitration associate at a large international law firm in Washington D.C., where her practice focused on investor-state and commercial arbitration. 


  • Yale Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Queen's University Belfast, M.A., Comparative Ethnic Conflict, 2013
  • Boston College, B.A., 2012


English, French, Romanian

Professional Experience

  • European Court of Human Rights, Law Clerk, 2017-2018


  • Yale Journal of International Law (Executive Editor) 
  • Yale Law & Policy Review (Executive Editor) 
  • Robina Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship 
  • Salzburg-Curler Fellow, 2016


  • DV LEAP, Advocacy Council Co-Chair


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  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia