David Dinielli

Senior Policy Fellow at Tobin Center for Economic Policy, Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School

David Carter Dinielli is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School. He also is a Senior Policy Fellow at Yale’s Tobin Center for Economic Policy. Through the Tobin Center, he works with economists to developing antitrust and competition frameworks and policy proposals that address economic and societal harms of concentrated power in digital markets. At the Yale Law School, he supervises a clinical offering in which students, in tandem with other advocates, develop and deploy innovative legal strategies to prevent or redress these same harms. Prior to taking aim at digital harms, Mr. Dinielli served for nearly seven years as Deputy Legal Director at the Southern Poverty Law Center, in Montgomery, Alabama, where he oversaw the Center’s anti-hate and extremism litigation as well as its LGBTQ rights work. Prior to that, he was an associate, then partner, with Munger, Tolles & Olson, LLP, a national firm based in Los Angeles, where his practice focused on antitrust and other commercial litigation and also on LGBTQ rights. Mr. Dinielli left left the firm temporarily in 2011-12 to serve as Special Counsel to the Antitust Division of the U.S. Departnent of Justice, helping to lead the team that blocked the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. Mr. Dinielli clerked for the Hon. Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after graduating magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Michigan Law Review. Mr. Dinielli earned an A.B. from Harvard College, magna cum laude, with a degree in Classics.