Joseph regularly represents public and private companies and private equity firms in a wide range of transactions, corporate governance issues and federal securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, activist investor situations, takeover preparedness, strategic sales and joint ventures, domestic and cross-border transactions, debt and equity financings, and SEC reporting obligations.

Joseph was recently ranked in 2019 and 2020 as a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for Mergers & Acquisitions, recognized with a 2019 California Trailblazer award by The Recorder and has been consistently named in IFLR1000. He was also recognized by the Daily Journal with a 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year award for his work on the Broadcom-Avago deal.


Memberships & Affiliations

Joseph is the Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Executive Fellowship Program launched by Kirkland & Ellis and the Berkeley Center for Law and Business to bring together a peer group of select Bay Area general counsel and chief legal officers from prominent technology and life sciences companies, and private equity firms. The program creates a community of leading in-house attorneys who meet on a quarterly basis to discuss topics at the forefront of business and law and identify emerging issues. As one of the primary program content creators, Joseph curates compelling topics of conversation and engages preeminent guest-attendees to create a thoughtful dialog.

Joseph is further involved in advancing a variety of programs and initiatives at the UC Berkeley School of Law and the Haas School of Business. He founded and oversees the Emma and Joseph H. Halloum Business Competition and the Emma and Joseph H. Halloum Negotiation Competition. The Business Competition is the first and only one in the nation to combine the disciplines of a university's law school and graduate business school in a negotiation case competition. The Negotiation Competition is an internal honors competition at Berkeley Law which aims to develop corporate law negotiation skills for first-year law students.


Admissions & Qualifications

  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business
  • University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering (CET)