Alexis Collins’ practice focuses on complex civil and antitrust litigation, criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, and cybersecurity.

Alexis first joined the firm in 2001. In 2003, she joined the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served in numerous positions for more than a decade. She returned to the firm as a senior attorney in 2015 and became a partner in 2019.

Most recently before rejoining the firm, she was a Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section in the National Security Division. In that capacity, she led a team of prosecutors working on some of the Department’s most significant and high-profile international terrorism criminal cases. From 2012 to 2014, Alexis served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, a role in which she assisted in the supervision of all federal international terrorism investigations and prosecutions and development of the Department’s counterterrorism policy.

Between 2009 and 2011, Alexis was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.  Prior to that time, she spent six years as a trial attorney in the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice, where she investigated and prosecuted complex international terrorism cases nationwide.

During her tenure with the Department of Justice, Alexis conducted seven trials in various U.S. districts and handled several arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  She received two of the Department’s highest honors: the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence, in connection with her successful defense of the constitutionality of a highly sensitive intelligence collection program, and the FBI Director’s Award, in connection with her investigation and prosecution of a multinational terrorist cell.

Notable Experience

Antitrust Litigation

  • EquiLend in an antitrust class action lawsuit and individual cases in the Southern District of New York alleging a conspiracy to engage in a group boycott of two stock lending platforms and a securities lending data provider

  • Yazaki North America in civil antitrust litigation filed in Mississippi state court alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of automotive wire harness systems

  • Aisin Seiki in antitrust class action litigation filed in the Eastern District of Michigan alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of valve timing control devices to aftermarket automotive replacement part suppliers

  • AGC America and AGC Flat Glass North America in civil antitrust litigation filed in the District of Oregon alleging price-fixing in the U.S. flat glass market

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Anti-Terrorism Act and Alien Tort Statute Litigation

  • Several banks in a European banking group in achieving dismissal of three lawsuits in federal court in the District of Columbia under the Anti-Terrorism Act alleging provision of material support to terrorist attacks committed by al Qaeda, as a result of the banks’ violation of U.S. sanctions against Sudan

  • Bank Leumi USA (and until it was dismissed Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M.) in an ongoing defense against Alien Tort Statute and related state law claims before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

  • Commerzbank in lawsuits brought in the Southern District of New York under the Anti-Terrorism Act alleging provision of material support to terrorist attacks against U.S. soldiers in Iraq that allegedly were funded by Iran, based on the banks’ provision of banking services to Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions

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Complex Fraud Litigation

  • Robert Bosch GmbH and Robert Bosch LLC in RICO class actions regarding diesel automobiles that used equipment supplied by Bosch allegedly to manipulate the results of vehicle emissions tests. Won summary judgment, defeating claims for upwards of one billion dollars in alleged damages by Volkswagen franchised dealerships stemming from VW’s admission of diesel emissions cheating.

  • Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in securities class action litigation in the Southern District of New York in connection with Operation Carwash — reportedly the largest corruption and cartel scandal in Latin American history

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Cybersecurity

  • Multinational companies advising on cybersecurity incident response

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Compliance

  • National bank in internal investigation into compliance with FDIC reporting requirements

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White Collar Defense

  • Automobile component manufacturer in criminal grand jury investigation 

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Selected Activities

Adjunct Faculty in Cyber Law, Georgetown University Law Center (2018)

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