Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Colin has extensive counseling, litigation and appellate experience spanning a broad range of substantive legal issues in state and federal courts across the country. Colin has argued in several federal courts of appeals and has authored petitions for discretionary review, petitions for certiorari, and briefs on the merits in dozens of appeals in the United States Supreme Court; in virtually all of the federal courts of appeals; in the highest state courts in California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia; and in intermediate appellate courts in California, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. Colin also has authored amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal courts of appeals in cases involving the federal securities laws, the federal Trust Indenture Act, the work product privilege, and federal administrative law.
At the trial court level, Colin has prepared successful dispositive motions, motions for judgment as a matter of law on punitive damage claims, and class certification oppositions in state and federal trial courts across the country.
Colin’s trial and appellate practice covers a wide range of substantive areas, including foreign judgment enforcement, trade secrets, bankruptcy, class certification, federal securities litigation, the False Claims Act, defamation, arbitration, state consumer protection statutes, constitutional law (with a particular emphasis on free speech and due process issues), directors’ and officers’ liability, and general commercial and business tort litigation.
Colin’s commentary and scholarship on the U.S. Supreme Court, class certification, federal securities laws, federal appellate decision-making, removal jurisdiction, and federal appellate jurisdiction and procedure, have been published widely in law reviews, Bloomberg’s U.S. Law Week, BNA, The Legal Intelligencer, Law360, Business Insurance, Insights: The Corporate & Securities Law Advisor, and continuing legal education seminars conducted by the Defense Research Institute—Voice of the Defense Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Toronto).
Since 2008, Colin has served as chair of the Third Circuit Bar Association’s Publicity/Newsletter section and has edited the Association’s quarterly newsletter.
|Areas of Practice||1) Appellate, 2) Global Regulatory Enforcement, 3) Litigation & Dispute Resolution, 4) Commercial Litigation and Disputes, 5) Securities Litigation & Enforcement, 6) Broker-Dealer Disputes, 7) Director and Officer Defense and 8) Institutional Investor Representation|
|Law School||Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., 1999|
|Education||Duquesne University, B.A., 1996|
|Bar Member / Association||Pennsylvania State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Reed Smith LLP|
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