Ms. Collins is an associate practicing civil litigation where she is enjoying exposure to a large range of issues faced by the firm’s diverse clients. While still in law school Ms. Collins was part of a team which wrote Amici Briefs for the Second and Ninth Circuits on the issues which would eventually come before the Supreme Court in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aero, Inc. She also represented a start-up media company in a multi-million dollar deal enabling its relationship with an established traditional media company.
Ms. Collins graduated Cum Laude from American University Washington College of Law where she was a member of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic and served on the editorial board of the Intellectual Property Brief. She wrote her comment on the impact of legal norms on creative production and its critical reception. Ms. Collins has a B.A. in Rhetoric and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. While at Berkeley she focused on the relationship between discourse and political conflict.
Ms. Collins is currently admitted in California and eligible to be admitted in Washington, DC and Minnesota.
Community Activities and Affiliations:
Ms. Collins is a part of the seventh generation of her family to be born and raised in Santa Cruz County. She is a graduate of Harbor High School and an active alumna. She participates in the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce, the Women’s Networking Alliance and a volunteer for the Girl Scouts. She is an active member of the Advocates, Santa Cruz County’s group for new attorneys and the Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz.