A seasoned counsellor and litigator with over forty years of experience practicing intellectual property and antitrust law.
John F. Collins is a partner in the firm’s New York office where he specializes in antitrust litigation. As part of this work, he has a significant experience in mergers and acquisitions transactions and advising clients on how to navigate the antitrust agencies that approve these transactions. He advises clients on all aspects of antitrust litigation, including representation in front of agencies and grand juries. Throughout his career, Mr. Collins has represented clients as plaintiffs and defendants in jury and non-jury civil commercial litigations in federal and state courts throughout the United States, and has represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Federal Trade Commission, the International Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has particular expertise in the convergence of antitrust and intellectual property law. Clients rely on this expertise to allow them to be represented by one lawyer who understands both aspects of antitrust and IP law, rather than having two who only are experts in one of these areas.
- Former assistant editor of Antitrust Law Journal and the Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments and a regular speaker on antitrust issues relating to distribution practices and price discrimination.
- Co-author of chapter on discovery and legal privileges in Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts (4th)
- "Product Distribution & Marketing," Course of Study Program (ALI-ABA, annually)
- Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the Practice Areas of Patent and Antitrust Law
- SuperLawyers® Metro Edition, 2006-present
- AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale Hubbell
- University of Chicago Law School, (1973, J.D.)
- Fordham University, (1970, B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa)
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- New York
- Eastern District of New York
- Southern District of New York
- New York Intellectual Property Law Association