Ciara Dineen


Ciara Dineen is an Associate in the San Francisco office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. Her practice focuses on representing and counseling enterprises and individual employees in employment-related matters, including representing them in a variety of phases and types of employment litigation.

Ms. Dineen has experience in defending against employment-related claims such as those of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; wage and hour disputes; issues of vicarious liability; contract disputes; and tort litigation. Her experience has included the defense of multi-party cases involving data-intensive and technology-based discovery practices, as well as matters involving government agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Fair Housing and Employment, and Department Of Labor.

Her civil litigation experience includes experience in both state and federal court, and has included taking and defending numerous depositions; working with expert witnesses to prepare for deposition and trial; and extensive motion practice. She also has experience in a variety of Alternative Dispute Resolution strategies, including mediation, arbitration, and direct negotiations.

She has helped shape and litigate case strategies for clients across a variety of industries, including, but not limited to, healthcare, security, entertainment, construction, transportation, and non-profits.  

Ms. Dineen graduated from Notre Dame Law School, where she served as a brief writer on the Moot Court team and as an Executive Note Editor for the Journal of Legislation.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Labor & Employment



USDC for the Northern District of California


Notre Dame Law School

Juris Doctor, 2017

  • Brief Writer, Moot Court team
  • Executive Note Editor, Journal of Legislation

University of Notre Dame

Political Science, Honors, 2014

  • Minor: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
  • Glynn Family Honors Program


"Drought and California's Role in the Colorado River Compact" in Notre Dame's Journal of Legislation, Volume 42 Issue 2