Kathleen W. Collins represents local, regional, and national financial institutions in legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. She also counsels clients that are establishing and expanding insurance sales programs, and advises them on ongoing compliance with US federal and state insurance and bank regulatory requirements. Kathleen has worked as 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 before entering private practice in 1989.
Kathleen writes and lectures on topics such as federal preemption, banks-in-insurance, and The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. She is an adjunct professor of law at Penn State University’s School of Law, where she teaches banking regulation and the regulation of financial institutions.
She is the former chair of the steering committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association’s section on corporations, finance, and securities law. She also previously chaired the Federal Bar Association’s banking committee executive council.
Pennsylvania State University, 1972, B.A.
Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 1975, J.D.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Member, American Bar Association, Banking Law Committee
Member, Federal Bar Association, Executive Council Banking Law
Former Chair, Federal Bar Association, Executive Council Banking Law
Former Chair, Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Association, Section on Corporations, Finance and Securities Law
Member, President's Club, Pennsylvania State University