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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 the Regulation of Financial Institutions.

Professor Collins is a retired partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, an international law firm, where she was resident in its Washington, D.C. office. She is former chair of the Federal Bar Association's Banking Law Section, as well as the former chair of the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar Section on Corporations, Finance and Securities Law.

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.