Steven M. Collins - Alston & Bird LLP

Steven M. Collins

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 404-881-7149

Steve Collins is a partner practicing in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Practice and Securities Litigation Groups. His practice focuses on (1) securities litigation, investigations and enforcement proceedings; (2) financial services litigation; and (3) transaction-based litigation, as the principal components of a commercial litigation practice.

Securities Litigation and Investigations: Mr. Collins represents clients in SEC, stock exchange and state securities investigations and enforcement proceedings, as well as internal investigations arising primarily from allegations of accounting fraud and insider trading. He also represents clients in defense of shareholder class actions under the federal securities laws.

Financial Services Litigation: Mr. Collins represents financial institutions in a wide range of disputes, including letters of credit/international transactions, embezzlement, check kiting, mergers and acquisitions, governmental investigations, shareholder class actions, lender liability, checks/bank deposits and collections, consumer class actions and fraud.

Mr. Collins also serves as general counsel to Alston & Bird. He lectures on a variety of subjects, including SEC investigations, insider trading, lender liability, strategies for resolving transaction-based disputes and the responsibilities of officers, directors, lawyers and bankers in the post-Enron environment.

Harvard UniversityAB 1974Harvard University Law SchoolJ.D. 1977

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Atlanta Metro Area
Steven M. Collins has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Banking)
Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Litigation - Banking and Finance
Litigation - Securities