Franchise & Distribution Litigator at Mulcahy LLP

Filemon “Phil” Carrillo

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Filemon “Phil” Carrillo litigates state and federal franchise laws, intellectual property rights, unfair competition, and other complex business issues.

Phil has extensive experience with complex business issues, and has represented clients before state and federal courts, state agencies, and administrative appellate bodies. In his practice, he has handled contract disputes, domestic and international trademark infringement issues, franchise development disputes, defamation claims, wage and employment cases, fraud claims, and commercial lease disputes.

Phil graduated from The George Washington University Law School where his studies focused on antitrust, business competition, and intellectual property. He also developed an acute business acumen serving as Editor-in-Chief of The Federal Circuit Bar Journal. As a Dean’s Fellow, Phil taught first-year law students in GW Law’s Legal Research and Writing program. And he gained extensive litigation experience serving as a Student Attorney with the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic while at GW Law, representing clients in the District of Columbia.


  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2016
    • Editor-in-Chief, The Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Volume 25
    • Student Attorney, Public Justice Advocacy Clinic
    • Dean’s Fellow
    • Member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board
    • Research Assistant to Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy, William E. Kovacic
  • University of California, Riverside, B.A. Philosophy, 2013
    • President, Pre-law chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International

Bar Admission

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court (Central District of California)
  • Supreme Court of California

Publications & Awards

  • What You See Isn't What You Get: How the Colgate Doctrine May Apply to the Disposable Contact Lens Antitrust Litigation (2015) 24 Competition: J. Anti. & Unfair Comp. L. Sec. St. B. Cal. 60
  • But We Agreed to Arbitrate! – The Enforceability of an Arbitration Clause after the Termination or Expiration of the Written Agreement – Mulcahy LLP Blog (June 2017)
  • California Courts Narrow the New Motor Vehicle Board’s Jurisdiction to Hear Dealer Protests – Mulcahy LLP Blog (March 2018)
  • Leegin, Ten Years Later: Did Vertical Agreements Remain Unlawful Per Se Where Adopted To Facilitate A Price-Fixing Horizontal Scheme? Franchise Law Journal, Vol. 38, No. 1 (Summer 2018) (co-authored with James Mulcahy)
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Franchise/Dealership (2019)






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