C. Alan Carrillo



Alan Carrillo is an associate in Foley Gardere’s Dallas office. He is a member of the firm’s Bankruptcy & Business Reorganizations Practice. Alan’s litigation experience includes analyzing statutes and case law for trials and appeals and drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery requests.

Before law school, Alan helped Gateway Church launch a mentoring program for Dallas-Fort Worth business owners and corporate executives. At Washington & Lee, he served in several leadership roles, won awards for mock trial and appellate advocacy, and worked in a capital defense clinic. In addition to Foley Gardere, Alan clerked for a Dallas trial firm and the Texas Attorney General’s Office of Special Litigation in Austin.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Bankruptcy Section, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
    • Equal Access to Justice Committee
  • Member, Dallas Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers
    • Mentoring Committee
  • Member, The Federalist Society
    • Member, Dallas Lawyers Chapter
    • Former President, Washington & Lee Student Chapter

Civic Organizations

  • International Justice Mission
    • Member, Dallas Benefit Host Committee (2015, 2019)
    • Member, Alumni Leadership Council (2014–2016)
    • Intern, Nairobi, Kenya (2012–2013)
    • Intern, Washington, D.C. (2011)


  • J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law (2018)
    • Awarded, Calhoun Bond University Service Award
    • Inducted, Omicron Delta Kappa – Alpha Circle
    • Senior Articles Editor, Journal of Civil Rights & Social Justice (2017-2018)
    • Appellate Advocacy Co-Chair, Moot Court Executive Board (2017-2018)
    • Symposium Guest Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy (2017)
  • B.A., Patrick Henry College (2012)
    • Government: Strategic Intelligence (major)
    • Student Body President (2011–2012)


  • Texas (2018)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


  • “I Pledge Allegiance to the Party: Reclaiming the Associational Rights of Independent Voters in Open Primaries,” 24 Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights & Social Justice 563 (2018)