California Lutheran University, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, 2010
Caitlyn Dillon is an Associate in our Franchise & Distribution Practice Group, representing franchisors and franchisees in all aspects of regulatory compliance, registration, ownership, operation, transfers, purchases and sales of franchises – domestically and globally.
Ms. Dillon also prepares and reviews Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), initial franchise documents and contracts, and transfer agreements – analyzing potentially burdensome provisions and terms for franchisee clients.
Before earning her law degree and bar admission, Ms. Dillon served as a Paralegal preparing annual franchise disclosure documents, drafting transfer and termination agreements, and monitoring franchise filing dates and statuses. She communicated directly with state examiners regarding a variety of compliance matters and supervised the annual registration process for clients to ensure timely compliance.
Ms. Dillon earned her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School, where she received a CALI Award in Real Estate Transactions.
Prior to attending Southwestern, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California Lutheran University (CLU) in Criminal Justice with a minor in Ethnic Studies. While working on her undergraduate degree, Ms. Dillon was a member of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honors Society, and the Criminal Justice Student Association. The Criminal Justice Faculty at CLU nominated her to participate in a panel presentation regarding the theoretical background and public opinion of juvenile offenders at the schools annual Festival of Scholars Program, where she also gave a presentation on the practice of charging juveniles as adult offenders.
Ms. Dillon is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of California, and the United States District Court, Central District of California.
State Bar of California
American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
Los Angeles County Bar Association
San Fernando Valley Bar Association
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
Southwestern Law School-Alumni Association Board, Committee Member (2023-2024)
Southwestern Law School-Nickel Club Co-Vice President (2022-2023)