Berman Tabacco

Claire A. Collins

Associate

Claire A. Collins

Claire A. Collins is an associate in Berman Tabacco’s Boston office. She is committed to passionately representing the interests of the firm’s clients and securing financial justice for those who have been harmed.

Prior to joining the firm, Claire practiced at a Boston-based law firm where she focused on white collar investigations, and securities, commercial litigation, and trade secret cases.  She also aided clients with their cybersecurity and data privacy concerns, including participating on an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court.

Claire attended the University of Virginia School of Law.  There she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law.  While in law school, Claire interned at both the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior to practicing law, Claire studied and worked in archaeology, focusing on the classical and medieval Black Sea. As part of her research, Claire participated in an excavation of a 13th Century shipwreck off the coast of Crimea and completed a master’s thesis entitled, Amphora Graffiti from the Byzantine Shipwreck at Novy Svet, Crimea.

Claire is committed to the Greek-American community, particularly in serving on the Board of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, a Greek cultural organization and dance group.

Experience

  • Served as lead associate on team that represented international manufacturing conglomerate in a theft of trade secret case and a breach of contract case.
  • Participated on team that submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in United States v. Microsoft.
  • Defended Cornell University against spurious claims of, among other things, civil rights violations and civil conspiracy.  The District of Massachusetts ordered the dismissal of the case, affirmed by the First Circuit.
  • Defended a sporting-goods manufacturer against claims of trademark and trade dress infringement.
  • Assisted clients in responding to requests for client information from federal and state agencies.

Community Involvement

  • Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, Vice President – Membership
Claire A. Collins Associate
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Boston, MA 02109

Claire A. Collins is an associate in Berman Tabacco’s Boston office. She is committed to passionately representing the interests of the firm’s clients and securing financial justice for those who have been harmed.

Prior to joining the firm, Claire practiced at a Boston-based law firm where she focused on white collar investigations, and securities, commercial litigation, and trade secret cases.  She also aided clients with their cybersecurity and data privacy concerns, including participating on an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court.

Claire attended the University of Virginia School of Law.  There she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law.  While in law school, Claire interned at both the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Eastern District of Virginia.

Prior to practicing law, Claire studied and worked in archaeology, focusing on the classical and medieval Black Sea. As part of her research, Claire participated in an excavation of a 13th Century shipwreck off the coast of Crimea and completed a master’s thesis entitled, Amphora Graffiti from the Byzantine Shipwreck at Novy Svet, Crimea.

Claire is committed to the Greek-American community, particularly in serving on the Board of the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, a Greek cultural organization and dance group.

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2016)
  • Texas A&M University (M.A., Anthropology, 2012)
  • Bryn Mawr College (A.B. in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, 2006)
Experience
  • Served as lead associate on team that represented international manufacturing conglomerate in a theft of trade secret case and a breach of contract case.
  • Participated on team that submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States in United States v. Microsoft.
  • Defended Cornell University against spurious claims of, among other things, civil rights violations and civil conspiracy.  The District of Massachusetts ordered the dismissal of the case, affirmed by the First Circuit.
  • Defended a sporting-goods manufacturer against claims of trademark and trade dress infringement.
  • Assisted clients in responding to requests for client information from federal and state agencies.
Honors & Distinctions
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student, 2016
  • Editor in Chief, Virginia Journal of International Law, Vol. 56
  • Dillard Fellow, University of Virginia School of Law, 2014-2015
Admissions
  • State Bar of Massachusetts
Affiliations
  • Women’s Bar Association
  • Hellenic Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
Education
  • Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, Vice President – Membership