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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

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Kathleen W. Collins
Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
Phone: 202.739.5642
Fax: 202.739.3001
1701 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2921
Phone: 215.963.5548
Fax: 215.963.5001

Kathleen Collins is senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's Investment Management Practice. Ms. Collins represents a number of local, regional and national financial institutions in legislative, regulatory and transactional matters. She has represented banks and thrifts in all aspects of organization, merger and change-in-control situations as well as banks facing or operating under regulatory enforcement actions.

Ms. Collins also serves as Washington counsel for the Bank Insurance & Securities Association, a trade group composed of bank holding companies, national and state-chartered banks, thrifts, credit unions and finance companies which sell securities and insurance. She also represents a number of financial institutions establishing and expanding insurance sales programs and in regard to ongoing compliance with insurance, banking and securities requirements on the state and federal levels.

Ms. Collins has written and lectured on a variety of topics, including litigation affecting banks, federal preemption, privacy and banks-in-insurance. Before entering private practice in 1989, she was general counsel of The National Bank of Washington and its holding company. Ms. Collins is currently an adjunct professor of law at Penn State University's Dickinson School of Law, where she teaches Bank Regulation.

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.