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John P. Collins, Jr.

JP Collins is an associate of the Firm. He focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, investigations, and appeals. He has represented leading U.S. and multinational financial institutions and individual clients in federal and state trial and appellate courts in a variety of matters, including nationwide consumer and securities class actions, cross-border tax investigations, derivative suits, theft of trade secrets actions, contractual disputes, and other complex commercial cases.

Mr. Collins also devotes time to pro bono matters. He has successfully argued multiple appeals on behalf of state prosecutor and public defender offices, and represented a federal criminal defendant through the Criminal Justice Act program.

Mr. Collins is a graduate of Stonehill College and Fordham Law School. Before joining Kaplan Rice, he practiced at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and clerked for the Honorable Andrew J. Peck on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Fordham University School of Law, J.D.,
cum laude, May 2013
Dean’s List, 2011-13
Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award
Notes & Articles Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal
I. Maurice Wormser Moot Court
Competition Finalist, Fordham Moot Court Board

Stonehill College, B.A.,
Political Science, May 2007

New York State

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Hon. Andrew J. Peck, United States District Court, Southern District of New York, 2013-2014

Securities Litigation Involving the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Practical Law: The Journal – Litigation, Oct./Nov. 2017 (with David M.J. Rein and Matthew A. Schwartz)

Has All Heck Broken Loose? Examining Heck’s Favorable Termination Requirement in the Second Circuit after Poventud v. City of New York, 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 451 (Dec. 2014)

Federal Bar Council
New York City Bar Association

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