HOFILEÑA, Jose Maria G.

Full Time
Contact No.: 
+63 (02) 899-7691 ext. 2410

Joey Hofileña is the current Dean of the Ateneo Law School. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors) from the Ateneo de Manila in 1983 and proceeded to the Ateneo Law School where he completed his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1987 as Class Valedictorian and recipient of the Evelio Javier Leadership Award. In 1990, he was conferred a Master of Laws degree by Harvard Law School.  One month after taking the November 1987 Bar Examinations (where he ranked 10th out of all successful examinees), Joey joined SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan and was a partner thereat from 1996 through 2012, practicing within the firm’s Corporate department. He has also had stints as a foreign attorney at Johnson & Gibbs in Dallas, Texas and at McDermott, Will & Emery in New York City.   



Aside from teaching full-time in ALS, Joey is a Visiting Professor for Commercial Law at Ateneo de Zamboanga University's College of Law. He is also currently a member of the Corps of Professors of the Supreme Court's Philippine Judicial Academy.

Areas of Specialization: 
  • Corporation Law
  • Banking
  • Finance and Securities
  • Infrastructure

Professional Association & Recognition: 
  • Member, Integrated Bar of the Philippines

Courses Taught: 
  • Corporation Law
  • Banking Law
  • Foreign Investments and Investment Incentives Law
  • Insurance Law
Bachelor of Arts, Ateneo de Manila University College of Arts and Sciences, 1983; Bachelor of Laws, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, 1987; Master of Laws, Harvard University Law School, 1990