Senior Associate

Iulia Taranu


2525 E. Camelback Road
Suite 450
Phoenix, AZ 85016
P (602) 441-1300
F (602) 441-1350

For more detailed information:

Print Profile PDF



Iulia Taranu is a senior associate in WSHB’s Phoenix office, focusing her practice on employment and labor law, commercial and business litigation, and complex commercial litigation. Iulia also assists our national insurance coverage practice by advising and representing domestic and international insurers on first-party property (Homeowner’s and Commercial), commercial general liability, construction defect, and professional errors and omission claims. She has successfully litigated a wide variety of claims, including interpretation of policy provisions, contract claims, quantum disputes and extra-contractual claims.

In addition to her litigation skills, Iulia is also experienced in handling transaction matters involving real estate, land use and entitlement matters, as well as corporate governance. As a Romanian immigrant who moved to the United States at a young age, Iulia’s experiences with different cultures has provided her with a unique intuition and knowledge, which she uses to better serve our clients.

While in law school, Iulia earned a number of achievements. This includes the coveted CALI Excellence Award and recognition for the Highest Pro Bono Distinction for her service to the community. Iulia was an extern for the Arizona Justice Project and completed two semesters with the Arizona State Law School’s Post-Conviction Clinic, where she assisted with two cases of wrongful conviction and manifest injustice in Arizona. Iulia also served as the Managing Editor of the ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, where her research article, “MMA Fighting is a Right Worthy of Protection Under the First Amendment,” was published in the Fall 2016 issue.

Iulia is fluent in Romanian and beginner/intermediate in Chinese. She was recently honored with inclusion in Who’s Who of Professional Women.


Arizona State University, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law (J.D., 2017)

Arizona State University (B.S., summa cum laude)

Licensed to Practice in:



Author, “MMA Fighting is a Right Worthy of Protection Under the First Amendment,” in ASU Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Fall 2016 Edition

All Publications »

Trial & Appellate Results

All Trial & Appellate Results »

Events, Seminars & Presentations

All Events »

Community Activities

Regional Board Member for Playworks, a non-profit organization that leverages the power of recess to transform children’s social and emotional health

Awards & Accomplishments

Listing, Who’s Who of Professional Women

Privacy Policy      |      Site Map

© 2021 Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required