Amelia M. Collins

Of Counsel

Amelia M. Collins is Of Counsel in Early Sullivan’s litigation department, where she handles a wide variety of business, entertainment and real estate disputes.

Ms. Collins received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University with a major in Political Science. Ms. Collins then graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif from Loyola Law School in 2006. During law school, Ms. Collins served as a Note and Comment Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, where her work appears in the December 2005 issue. She also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court, Central District of California.

Ms. Collins began her career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, after which she moved to Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP, before joining the Firm.

Ms. Collins is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Representative matters include:

  • Representation of the estate of a world-famous musician to protect against the unauthorized use of his extensive intellectual property rights
  • Representation of a high-profile celebrity in a defamation suit against tabloid magazines
  • Defense of a member of a limited liability company against claims for breach of contract and fraudulent conveyance, both of which were voluntarily dismissed after filing of a summary judgment motion and motion for sanctions
  • Representation of a limited partnership and its general partner in achieving a favorable settlement in a fraud and breach of contract action after filing summary judgment motion; separate settlement reached in similar action after receiving favorable tentative ruling on demurrer
  • Successful defense verdict for a pet food manufacturer in two mass civil actions alleging environmental nuisance, one of which was dismissed after filing a summary judgment motion
  • Successful defense of a major entertainment studio in $150 million television profit participation licensing arbitration
  • Provided independent legal counsel to prestigious accounting firms tasked with conducting a government-mandated, comprehensive review of the foreclosure practices of various banks under government investigation