Patrick M. Collins, Esq.

Patrick Collins is a highly accomplished trial attorney and investigator who represents companies and individuals in complex civil and criminal matters in federal courts throughout the United States. Recently inducted into the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, Patrick has tried 26 cases to verdict, including four successful trials during 2015–2016. His experience spans civil and criminal claims, as well as negotiating and managing high-profile matters before United States Attorney’s offices across the country, the DOJ, SEC, CFTC and FTC.

Patrick frequently advises the firm’s leading clients, offering a strategic perspective on managing sensitive, high-impact issues. Patrick uses a proactive, efficient and results-driven approach in his representation of individual and corporate clients. Recent representative matters include:
•Representing hedge fund in Delaware derivative litigation in which plaintiff shareholders allege breaches of fiduciary duty and breach of contract in conjunction with the hedge fund’s investment in the Company
•Obtaining a $8.65 million jury verdict in a patent infringement case in which the jury found that a rival company infringed a patent relating to urine drug testing in federal court in Madison, Wisconsin
•Conducting an internal investigation for a Big Ten University related to alleged criminal conduct engaged in by a former university employee
•Obtaining a declination from U.S. Attorney’s Office for biotech company and executives in a False Claims Act investigation
•Achieving an acquittal for a construction company executive after a mortgage fraud trial in federal court in Chicago
•Earning an acquittal for a software vendor in a fraud trial in state court in DuPage County
•Prevailing at a federal trial on behalf of a U.S. Marine struck by a vehicle driven by an FBI agent
•Obtaining probation for a real estate executive following an extensive and wide-ranging criminal investigation

Prior to joining the firm, Patrick served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for 12 years in Chicago, the last four of which were as a supervisor in the corruption unit for U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald. He continues to be selected in his private practice for high-stakes public and private engagements where integrity and independence are paramount