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Kathleen W. Collins

Kathleen W. Collins

Adjunct Professor of Law

(202) 739-5642

J.D., Temple
B.A., Penn State University

Kathleen Collins is an adjunct professor of law at Penn State Law where she teaches Banking Regulation.

Professor Collins is a retired partner now serving as senior counsel at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm, resident in its Washington, D.C. office. She is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania, and is a member of the bar associations of both jurisdictions (former chair of the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar Section on Corporations, Finance and Securities Law) as well as the American Bar Association, in its Banking Law and Consumer Financial Services Committees. She is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, and is former chair of the FBA's Banking Law Section, and a present member of that group, and is that group's liaison to the FBA's Law Student Division.

Professor Collins has been a banking attorney for her entire legal career, and was executive vice president and general counsel of The National Bank of Washington and its holding company prior to entering private practice in 1989. At Morgan Lewis, she has represented local, regional and national financial institutions in legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. She has written and lectured on a variety of topics including the Dodd-Frank Act, federal preemption, privacy, and banks-in-insurance.