Lisa N. Collins

Partner

Atlanta
T +1.404.256.8231
F +1.404.459.5734

Overview

Lisa Collins helps clients protect their technology. Lisa is actively involved in intellectual property management, licensing, litigation, and privacy and technology transactions. Lisa leads the supervision of the firm's Patent Indemnification Recovery team where she has diverted and recovered in excess of nine figures; regularly advises clients on IP strategy, licensing, privacy, trade secrets, and trademark portfolio management; and handles numerous technology transactions. In addition, Lisa is a seasoned litigator who helps companies defend their products and intellectual property. Lisa has extensive litigation experience, and has tried several complex state and federal jury trials and specialized bench trials; has appeared as first and second chair before federal and state trial courts, administrative courts, and domestic and international arbitration panels; and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Her litigation background, integrated with her transactional work in intellectual property, allows Lisa to have a deeper understanding of her clients' business needs and concerns and to bring value to their businesses.

Lisa is consistently named as a Rising Star by Georgia Super Lawyers and was a recipient of the Daily Report's 2015 "On the Rise" award, which names the top 40 Georgia lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the legal community and the community at large. Lisa has also been recognized in the Daily Report's Women Lawyers Edition. Lisa is very active in the Atlanta community and serves on the Executive Board for the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and chairs the organization's signature fundraising event, the Glitter Gala. Also, she is the Vice President of the Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Atlanta.

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  • Represents telecommunication and cable corporations in the analysis and enforcement of indemnification rights in more than 150 complex patent infringement litigations and pre-litigation cases, resulting in substantial decreases in exposure and the diversion and recovery in excess of nine figures for her clients.
  • Counsels telecommunication and cable corporations regarding best practices for supplier and technology agreements including issues associated with privacy, intellectual property, indemnification, and transparent formulae that maximize post-loss reimbursements for her clients.
  • Represents a waste management company in IP strategy, technology transactions, and patent and trademark portfolio management.
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Experience

  • Represents telecommunication and cable corporations in the analysis and enforcement of indemnification rights in more than 150 complex patent infringement litigations and pre-litigation cases, resulting in substantial decreases in exposure and the diversion and recovery in excess of nine figures for her clients.
  • Counsels telecommunication and cable corporations regarding best practices for supplier and technology agreements including issues associated with privacy, intellectual property, indemnification, and transparent formulae that maximize post-loss reimbursements for her clients.
  • Represents a waste management company in IP strategy, technology transactions, and patent and trademark portfolio management.
  • Working with a corporation as acting general counsel to provide IP strategy, technology transactional support, and to secure patent and trademark rights.
  • Represents licensors and licensees in trademark, copyright and software license agreements.
  • Successfully defended multiple clients against indemnification assertions.
  • Defended numerous franchisees against trademark infringement and misappropriation claims.
  • Defended and obtained a federal jury verdict for a turbine manufacturer in a bet-the-company action.
  • Defended a national fraternity and a Georgia institution of higher learning against multiple hazing allegations. Obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all claims and affirmance on appeal.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Daily Report "On the Rise" 40 Under 40 (2015)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012 to 2014, 2016 to 2018)
  • Daily Report Women Lawyer Edition (2009)

Memberships

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
    • Glitter Gala Chair (2016 to 2018)
    • Inaugural Judicial and Public Office Academy Committee
    • Sister-to-Sister Program: Former Executive Director
  • Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Atlanta
    • Board of Directors
    • Vice President
    • Writing Committee Member
    • Admissions Council: Alumni Interviewer
  • American Bar Association: Intellectual Property Law Committee
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • National Bar Association: Commercial Law Section
    • United Initiative: Southeast Regional Committee, Georgia

Community

  • Atlanta Food Bank: Packaging and Collection Volunteer
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • St. Jude, Southern Evening of Hope: Board of Directors (2017)

Pro Bono

  • Through work with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, assisted tenants in recovering damages to personal property from vermin infestation; drafted wills for elderly and disabled through the Wills on Wheels Initiative.
  • Working with Atlanta veterans to assist them with benefit claims.

Prior Positions

  • The White House
  • Center for Strategic & International Studies: Preventive Diplomacy Scholar

Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
  • Georgia

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2004
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2001