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LisaMarie Collins

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LisaMarie is a seasoned litigator with a robust complex commercial litigation practice.  She has helped steer clients to successful resolutions in a variety of complex civil matters, and has a deep understanding of the litigation issues facing both public and private companies in a number of industries including, financial services, sports and entertainment, and health care.

LisaMarie frequently represents banks, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, and industry executives in complex civil litigation, regulatory enforcement proceedings, and internal investigations involving securities, futures, derivatives, and employment related disputes. She regularly appears in state and federal court and before arbitration bodies such as FINRA, NFA and JAMS on such matters.  She also provides representation in class actions and regulatory investigations.

In addition to her litigation practice, LisaMarie conducts high stakes internal investigations for companies.  She has helped many clients investigate and respond to allegations of employer and employee misconduct, including issues relating to discrimination, harassment, trade secret theft, and unethical dealings.  She also maintains an active employment practice, focusing mainly restrictive covenants, compensation disputes, and employment discrimination and harassment claims  

Prior to joining Mintz, LisaMarie was an associate in the litigation department of another large law firm.

Education

  • University of Notre Dame (JD)
  • Bucknell University (BA)

Experience

 

  • Representing a health care operator and landowner in a series of interrelated actions against a former business partner in Delaware Chancery Court.
  • Secured a defense award on all claims against one of the world’s largest commodity trading firms following an arbitration by a customer before the National Futures Association. Asserting claims of common law fraud, fraud under the Commodity Exchange Act, gross negligence, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, the customer claimed that it suffered millions of dollars in trading losses allegedly caused by the firm’s negligence in operating an electronic trading platform and related misrepresentations of the firm.
  • Representing an FCM in ongoing litigation with insurers over their denial of coverage for $141 million in losses caused by a rogue employee’s unlawful commodity futures trades.
  • Successfully conducted a high profile internal investigation for national sports franchise relating to allegations by a former employee of bullying, discrimination and harassment.
  • Successfully represented an employee subject to restrictive covenants who was seeking to join an alleged competitor.
  • Successfully defended a broker-dealer in a proceeding brought before FINRA by former employees who alleged they were owed millions of dollars in commission payments.
  • Representing a prominent investment bank and futures commission merchant in an investigation by the division of enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission regarding the purported failure to properly report certain swap data to the firm’s designated swap data repository.
  • Secured a defense award on all claims against one of the world’s largest commodity trading firms following an arbitration by a customer before the National Futures Association. Asserting claims of common law fraud, fraud under the Commodity Exchange Act, gross negligence, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, the customer claimed that it suffered millions of dollars in trading losses allegedly caused by the firm’s negligence in operating an electronic trading platform and related misrepresentations of the firm.
  • Representing an FCM in ongoing litigation with insurers over their denial of coverage for $141 million in losses caused by a rogue employee’s unlawful commodity futures trades.

Involvement

  • Board Member, First Workings

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On April 3, 2020, FinCEN issued its second notice related to the COVID-19 pandemic (Notice).
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News & Press

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Law360 covered Mintz Member LisaMarie Collins participation in the ACC Foundation’s Global Women in Law & Leadership Virtual Conference. Her session, "Diversifying the Board Room – Women Lawyers Leading the Way,” addressed the changing landscape of the board room which was previously thought to be out of reach for lawyers - and women in particular.
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Mintz Member LisaMarie Collins was profiled in Law.com’s “How I Made Partner” column, which features recent partners at Am Law 200 firms, sharing their unique journeys to becoming partner. Ms. Collins began her career at Mintz in 2017 and was elevated to Member in January 2021.

In the profile, Ms. Collins discussed her commitment to partnering with clients to provide excellent client service. She also discussed her dedication to achieving greater diversity within Mintz, subsequently enabling the firms to better serve its clients. "I am constantly striving to meaningfully improve ‘diversity’. For me, that means more than numbers—it means people of color, women, and other diverse groups having a decision-making seat at the leadership table. It also means intentionally and authentically answering the call of our clients and potential clients as it relates to diversity." She also credited her success to Therese Doherty, a Member of Mintz’s Litigation Practice and Co-chair of the firm’s Financial Services Practice, saying “The impact that she has had on me, my work, and my career is immeasurable.”

Ms. Collins is a seasoned litigator with a robust complex commercial litigation practice. She has helped steer clients to successful resolutions in a variety of complex civil matters, and has a deep understanding of the litigation issues facing both public and private companies in a number of industries including, financial services, sports and entertainment, and health care.
During summer 2019, Mintz welcomed Harlem high school student Kimberly Allotey as an intern in the firm’s New York office.


Ms. Allotey joined Mintz through First Workings, an organization whose mission is to help underserved and underrepresented New York City high school students acquire social capital by arranging two-week paid internships in the summer between their junior and senior years.

Events

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Feb
26
2021

Peek Behind the Corporate Veil with Accenture LLP

National Bar Association Commercial Law Section (NBA CLS)

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