honors + 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
- District of Columbia
Kathleen Collins is senior counsel in Morgan Lewis’s Investment Management Practice, following seventeen years as a partner with the firm. Ms. Collins has been a banking attorney 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. She represents local, regional, and national financial institutions in legislative, regulatory, and transactional matters. Ms. Collins has worked with clients establishing and expanding insurance sales programs, and in regard to their ongoing compliance with insurance and bank regulatory requirements on the state and federal level.
Ms. Collins has been active in bar association matters, including as former chair of the Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar Section on Corporations, Finance, and Securities Law and as former chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Banking Committee Executive Council.
Ms. Collins has written and lectured on a variety of topics including federal preemption, banks-in-insurance, and the Dodd Frank Act. She is also an adjunct professor of law at Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, where she teaches Banking Regulation and the Regulation of Financial Institutions.
Ms. Collins is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania.
- Temple University School of Law, 1975, J.D.
- Pennsylvania State University, 1972, B.A.