Joy M. Dineo is a litigation associate based in the Bay Area office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Joy counsels clients on many facets of antitrust practice, including regulatory approval for mergers and acquisitions, government cartel investigations, and complex civil litigation. Joy has experience litigating merger challenges against the Federal Trade Commission and has been a core member on trial teams. She has represented clients across a broad range of industries, including consumer goods and retail, energy, pharmaceuticals, software/technology, sports broadcasting, and water chemicals.

Joy focuses her pro bono efforts on immigration matters, where she represents LGBT individuals seeking asylum due to persecution in their home countries on the basis their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

National LGBT Bar Association


Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2020California
  • 2015New York


  • Northwestern Pritzker School of LawJ.D.cum laude2014

    1st Place, Best Advocate, CACJ National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition, 2013

    Co-Captain, Bartlit Center National Trial Team

  • University of Southern CaliforniaB.A., Theatre; Psychology Minorsumma cum laude2007

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Steven and Kathryn Sample Renaissance Scholar