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

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.

Most recently, 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 and cyber-related criminal cases. From 2011 to 2014, Alexis served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, a role in which she assisted in the development of the Department’s counterterrorism-related policy and supervision of all federal international terrorism investigations and prosecutions.

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. In that role, she prosecuted a wide range of federal criminal cases, including money laundering, health care fraud, narcotics and firearms offenses. 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 jury and bench 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 newly disclosed and highly sensitive intelligence collection program, and the FBI Director’s Award, in connection with her investigation and prosecution of a multinational terrorist cell. For over three years, she also served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, where she assisted in the supervision of international terrorism cases nationwide, participated in interagency counterterrorism initiatives and consulted on intelligence surveillance policy. She also regularly instructed Assistant U.S. Attorneys and other Department attorneys on national security and litigation matters at the U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Notable Experience

  • BNP Paribas in civil actions brought in federal court in the District of Columbia asserting claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • 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.

  • Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in securities class action cases in the Southern District of New York.

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Selected Activities

Adjunct Faculty in Cyber Law, Georgetown University Law Center