Lisa N. Collins

Partner

Atlanta
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Overview

Lisa Collins is a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation groups, supervisor of the firm’s IP Indemnification Recovery team, and a seasoned litigator who helps companies defend their products and intellectual property. Lisa is charged with the enforcement of patent indemnification provisions in close to 200 complex patent infringement litigation and pre-litigation cases, resulting in the diversion and recovery of millions of dollars for her clients. She also advises clients on IP strategy, trade secrets audits and portfolio management and transactions. Lisa has extensive litigation experience, including a large amount of commercial, coverage, intellectual property and products liability litigation. She 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. Recognized for her extensive and diverse litigation experience, as well as her client counseling and intellectual property experience, Lisa is regularly engaged by corporations to defend their products and intellectual property and to enforce indemnification rights. Her litigation background, integrated with her 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 Leadership Board for the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and chairs the organization’s signature fundraising event, the Glitter Gala. Also, she is on the Board of Directors for St. Jude’s Research Hospital Southern Evening of Hope, and is Vice President of the Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Atlanta.

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  • Represents telecommunication corporations in the analysis and enforcement of indemnification rights across multiple complex patent infringement litigations and pre-litigation cases, resulting in substantial decreases in exposure and the diversion and recovery of millions of dollars for each client.
  • Defended and obtained a federal jury verdict for a turbine manufacturer in a bet-the-company products liability 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.
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Experience

  • Represents telecommunication corporations in the analysis and enforcement of indemnification rights across multiple complex patent infringement litigations and pre-litigation cases, resulting in substantial decreases in exposure and the diversion and recovery of millions of dollars for each client.
  • Defended and obtained a federal jury verdict for a turbine manufacturer in a bet-the-company products liability 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, 2017)
  • Daily Report Women Lawyer Edition (2009)

Memberships

  • Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys
    • Glitter Gala Chair (2016, 2017)
    • 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: Regional Director, Georgia, Southeast Regional Committee

Community

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

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