Ms. Dhillon brings over a decade of practice experience to Dhillon & Smith, which she founded with partner Harold P. (Peter) Smith III in 2006.  Following a clerkship with the Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Ms. Dhillon’s practice in New York, London, and the San Francisco Bay Area has focused on federal and state commercial litigation and arbitration, including unfair competition, securities, white collar crime, intellectual property, entertainment, mass torts, employment discrimination and civil rights litigation. Her expertise encompasses international litigation and arbitration, and in addition to being admitted to practice law in New York and California she is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Ms. Dhillon’s practice includes entertainment law, private company/investor transactions, and WiMax spectrum transactions and litigation. Her clients have ranged from venture capital partnerships to e-commerce leaders, Fortune 100 companies and educational institutions. She has won numerous awards and recognition for her pro bono legal work on behalf of domestic violence survivors, religious discrimination plaintiffs, and political refugees.

Areas of expertise:

  • General and Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property (Trademark and Copyright) Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Civil Rights and First Amendment Litigation
  • Entertainment Transactions and Litigation
  • WiMax Spectrum Licensing and Litigation

  • Of Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP (San Francisco)
  • Senior Associate, Cooley Godward LLC (Palo Alto)
  • Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP (New York, London)
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Paul V. Niemeyer (United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Baltimore)) 

  • Dartmouth College, A.B. Classical Studies
  • University of Virginia, J.D. (Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review)