Ilana joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2019.  She is currently assigned to the Belmont-Redwood Shores SD, Burlingame SD, Menlo Park City SD, Redwood City SD and the San Mateo-Foster City SD.  Ilana also represents Peninsula Clean Energy. 


Undergraduate: Tufts University

  • B.A., Psychology & Community Health, Summa cum laude

Law School:  New York University School of Law

  • Journal of Legislation & Public Policy
Prior Experience

Upon graduation from law school in 2013, Ilana worked as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where she focused on complex financing transactions, and at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, where she handled mergers and acquisitions.  She then transitioned to the public sector, joining then California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Executive Office as a Special Deputy Attorney General, where she helped develop an inter-governmental data-sharing program to inform criminal justice policy-making.  Most recently, Ilana spent two years as a staff attorney at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she advised the judges on criminal appeals and substantive motions in all areas of law.


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Ilana P. Mandelbaum
Deputy County Attorney
(650) 363-4681