CAITLIN FERNANDEZ ZAMORA focuses her practice on assisting clients with commercial and civil disputes, white collar, internal and government investigations, and other complex litigation matters in both state and federal trial courts across the United States. Caitlin has represented clients across a variety of industries, including consumer products, life sciences, healthcare, insurance, and financial services.
Caitlin advises clients at all stages of the litigation process. She has experience in fact development and discovery, including drafting answers, drafting and responding to written discovery, resolving discovery disputes, and day-to-day case management. Caitlin has also played key roles in developing arguments to defend against class certification, drafting summary judgment motions, and preparing materials in preparation for and during trial.
Before joining Sidley, Caitlin was a PILI Fellow at Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, where she represented survivors of sexual violence. Caitlin earned her J.D. and her LL.M. in International Human Rights from Northwestern School of Law, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Human Rights and graduated with pro bono honors. Caitlin was also a co-captain of the Bartlit Center National Trial Team, becoming a Regional Champion for TYLA’s National Trial Competition in 2022. While in law school, Caitlin served clients through Northwestern’s Complex Civil Litigation and Investor Protection Center and Northwestern’s Center for International Human Rights. She also externed for Judge Lefkow in the Northern District of Illinois and took part in a semester-long practicum at the Government Accountability Project, where she worked to improve whistleblower rights and protections against retaliation. Caitlin earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with majors in economics and Spanish.