Joy Dineo is an associate in the San Francisco office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Antitrust & Competition Practice.

Ms. Dineo advises public and private companies on a variety of antitrust matters, including obtaining clearance of mergers and acquisitions from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and other competition authorities around the world. She has extensive experience obtaining regulatory clearance for complex, cross-border transactions. Most recently, Ms. Dineo played a lead role in securing antitrust clearance for a multi-billion dollar transaction involving well-known media clients.

Ms. Dineo also represents clients in connection with FTC and DOJ civil and criminal investigations as well as in civil antitrust litigation, and counsels clients on antitrust issues such as competitor collaborations, information sharing, and sales and marketing practices. She represents clients from a wide range of industries, including:

  • Technology
  • Entertainment and media
  • Retail and consumer products
  • Manufacturing
  • Life sciences

Ms. Dineo maintains an active pro bono practice, with a focus on immigration matters in partnership with Human Rights First and other organizations, including representing clients seeking asylum from persecution in their countries of origin due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Ms. Dineo is a member of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association and is an active participant in the firm’s diversity initiatives, including the firm’s First Generation Professionals and LGBTQ+ Lawyers affinity groups.

Ms. Dineo earned her JD from Northwestern Pritzker University School of Law, cum laude, where she served as co-captain of the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Bartlit Center National Trial Team and as a student attorney in the Clinic’s Center on Wrongful Convictions.

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • JD, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, 2014
    cum laude
  • BA, University of Southern California, 2007
    summa cum laude