Robert Carrillo, Partner

Robert Carrillo


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2003
  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., 2000


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  • New York
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Federal District Court, Northern District of New York


Robert advises clients on all areas of dispute resolution, whether involving litigation, arbitration, mediation, or proceedings before administrative or regulatory bodies. He counsels clients located throughout the United States, Europe, and the Americas. Robert is fluent in Spanish and advises clients in both languages.

An experienced litigator, Robert’s areas of expertise include both intellectual property litigation (trademark, trade dress, copyright, patent, and anti-piracy litigation), and complex commercial litigation (whether involving unfair competition, employment law, real estate and construction litigation, mass tort, or complex trusts and estates).  Robert also manages trademark portfolios for his clients.

While he regularly practices before numerous federal courts and international tribunals, he is equally adept at navigating clients through New York State courts, whether in New York City, or Nassau, Suffolk, or Westchester Counties. Robert has successfully represented corporations, individuals and estates in jury trials, bench trials, FINRA and AAA arbitrations, as well as administrative proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Matters

Intellectual Property Litigation

  • Representation of DIRECTV in a mass anti-piracy litigation project, involving cases filed against parties selling and employing counterfeit goods used to intercept and illegally access satellite signals in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.
  • Representation of international fashion house in trademark infringement case before the USPTO involving piracy of global sunglass branding and design by a competing trademark holder.
  • Representation of gunfire detection compay in federal patent litigation against competitor.

Financial / Commercial Litigation

  • Representation of JPMorgan Chase in complex, multi-county construction litigation filed in New York, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk County.
  • Representation of national banking association and broker-dealer in financial services arbitrations before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Employment Litigation

  • Representation of national banking association in New York state employment action involving First Amendment claims by former employee.
  • Representation of broker-dealer in sexual harrassment litigation.
  • Representation of goverment agents in racial discrimination case against federal law enforcemnt agency.

Professional History

Prior to joining Zeisler PLLC as a partner in February 2015, Mr. Carrillo was a partner with a firm he founded, of counsel to Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP, and an associate with Garvey Shubert Barer.


Mr. Carrillo earned his joint undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley in May of 2000, where he received a National Hispanic Scholarship Fund scholarship, and earned his law degree from The Georgetown University Law Center in May of 2003.

Professional Activities, Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association
  • National Hispanic Bar Association