Joe Oliveri

Senior Associate

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Prior to joining Clare Locke in November 2014, Joe was a litigation partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the nation’s premier law firms, where he represented clients in complex civil litigation in federal and state courts across the country.

Joe’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation and defamation at the trial and appellate levels.  He has represented clients, including numerous Fortune 500 companies, in a wide variety of matters involving class actions, constitutional law, antitrust law, environmental law and toxic torts, bankruptcy, securities law, fraud, contract disputes, and trade secrets.

Joe also maintains an active pro bono practice, having represented pro bono clients in various courts and worked closely with the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.  He has received multiple pro bono service awards.

Joe has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine for four consecutive years, in commercial litigation (2014) and business litigation (2015, 2016 and 2017).

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Professorial Lecturer in Law, Scholarly Writing, The George Washington University Law School, 2009 – 2013
  • Converse-Erie: The Key to Federalism in an Increasingly Administrative State, 76 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1372 (2008)
  • Foreign Military Sales: Contract Disputes Act Jurisdiction and Third-Party Beneficiary Issues, 37 Pub. Cont. L.J. 923 (2008) (co-author)


The George Washington University Law School J.D., with Highest Honors, 2008

  • Order of the Coif
  • Managing Editor, The George Washington Law Review

Harvard University, A.B.,
magna cum laude, Government, 2005

  • Phi Beta Kappa


Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 2014

Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 2009-2014

Law Clerk, The Hon. Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit,